AUTHORS

Melissa K. Norris

I found my own little house in the big woods, where I live with my husband and two children in the Cascade Mountains. I write a monthly column, Pioneering Today, for the local newspaper that bridges my love of the past with its usefulness in modern life. My books and articles are inspired by my family’s small herd of beef cattle, my amateur... learn more

Ed Norwood

Ed Norwood, a champion in public policy, advocacy, leadership development and marketplace ministry has cultivated a distinctive network of professional and influential leaders across the country. Ed is a radical example of his book, “Giant Killers” focus on defeating the giants in one’s life. He started life in San Francisco with an evangelist mother who had disturbing dreams of Jim Jones kidnapping his cousins... learn more

Michael O’Donnell

Michael O’Donnell, Ph.D. is the author of the highly acclaimed, What a Son Needs from His Dad (Bethany House, 2018). He is a contributor to USA Today, Better Homes & Gardens, New Man, and Ebony-Jet magazines. He has also been featured on CNN Evening News, Associated Press, Cox News Service, CBS Interactive Business Network, and ABC's nationally syndicated radio program, The Best of... learn more

Michaela O’Donnell Long

Michaela O’Donnell Long (PhD ’18) is cofounder and CEO of Long Winter Media, a branding and video production company, and is Senior Director for the De Pree Center for Leadership. She completed a PhD in Practical Theology at Fuller Seminary, focusing on practices that contribute to the formation of entrepreneurs, and also serves as an adjunct professor at Fuller. She is on the... learn more

Naomi Overton

Naomi Cramer Overton is an expert on millennial families living out their meaning in ways that give them, and those they serve, life. Most importantly, she knows moms and she knows mission. Overton was the President and CEO of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International, where she led and learned from more than 250,000 millennial and Gen-X families. She also worked as a management consultant... learn more

James Pence

James H. (Jim) Pence is a full-time speaker, singer, chalk artist, writer, and editor, living in North Texas. Jim turned to writing in 1988 as a helpful means of expression after the death of his baby daughter Michelle. Eight years later, Dallas Seminary's Kindred Spirit published "A Road Not Chosen," Jim's narrative account of his and his wife's experience. Jim's biggest book is the... learn more

Charles Person

Charles Person is one of two remaining original Freedom Riders of 1961. He became a Freedom Rider following his participation in the Atlanta Student Movement, a student-led successful effort to desegregate Atlanta restaurants and lunch counters. Person's activism put him in jail for 16 days-- 10 of them in solitary confinement. In May, 1961, thirteen Freedom Riders--7 Back, 6 White-- sought to travel from... learn more

Krista Phillips

Krista Phillips is the author of Sandwich, with a Side of Romance and A Side of Faith. She enjoys life with her husband and their four beautiful daughters in Tennessee. She is an advocate for congenital heart defect and organ donation awareness and blogs at www.kristaphillips.com.... learn more

Nicole J. Phillips

Nicole Phillips is a champion for using kindness to overcome all of life’s difficulties, including her own battle with breast cancer. She spreads the message of the healing power of kindness as host of the weekly show “The Kindness Podcast” ... through her weekly column, Kindness is Contagious, which runs in newspapers in North Dakota and Minnesota ... and as a featured weekly guest... learn more

Wintley Phipps

Wintley Phipps was born in Trinidad, West Indies and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He attended Kingsway College, a Christian Academy; Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where he received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Theology; and earned a Masters of Divinity Degree from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Mr. Phipps holds an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Waynesburg... learn more

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