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Our authors are practitioners leading teams or in the trenches at churches big and small all over the world. Do you have something to share that would be helpful for the church and think you have what it takes to write for Sunday| Mag? Submit an article.

Aaron Niequist

<a href="">Aaron</a> is a worship leader (Mars Hill Bible Church, currently at Willow Creek Church), songwriter, and the curator of “A New Liturgy” – a collection of modern liturgical worship experiences.

Aaron Springer

Aaron Springer is a pastor that is passionate about communication, leadership andseeing people make their next step toward Christ. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters.

Adam Fry

Adam currently serves as the Creative Communications Director at <a href="">Central Community Church</a>, a thriving multi-site community in the Niagara Region. He has the privilege of leading a team of creatives in designing unforgettable opportunities for people to experience God each week across all four campuses.

Adam Weber

<a href="">Adam</a> is a founder of <a href="">Bluebridge</a>, a mobile app platform that provides churches with a way to easily create affordable world-class apps. He is a former pastor and co-founder of Commonway Church in Muncie, IN which is now home to more than 600 members.

Ambert Rodriguez

Ambert is the three time Addy Award winning Co-founder and Creative Director at <a href="">Paradox Advertising</a> – specializing in effective branding and websites for those out to change the world. He's lucky husband and lives in South Florida.

Andi Rozier

Andi is the Pastor of Worship at <a href="">Harvest Bible Chapel</a> in Illinois. He also writes songs and leads for the Vertical Worship.

Andre Kazadayev

Andre leads worship and works on the marketing team at <a href="">Proclaim Church Presentation Software</a> based in Bellingham, WA. Andre blogs at <a href=""></a> and you can follow him on Twitter @andkaz7.

Andy Chrisman

Andy joined Church on the Move as worship pastor in 2005, having been in the music industry for over 25 years. He's dedicated to raising up the next generation of worship leaders, and even though he spent many years with the group 4Him, he says he's "having more fun now than I ever did on the road."

Aubrey McGowan

Aubrey served for twelves years on staff at one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. Now he speaks to pastors, Christian business leaders and their teams teaching them how to cultivate a culture of trust that eliminates disunity and frees them to pour greater resources into their mission. Visit <a href=""></a> for more info.

Becka Gruber

Becka Lee Gruber is a multidisciplinary designer/art director, entrepreneur, and the cofounder of <a href="http://GetEmTiger.Com">Get Em Tiger</a>. When she isn’t brain-storming, she’s traveling or antique hunting with her husband David.

Becky Ykema

Becky Ykema is a worship leader/vocal director at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Becky has released three independent albums and is working on a fourth album, a collaborative project of hymns. <a href="">Music Page</a>. <a href="">Twitter</a>. <a href="">Facebook</a>.

Ben Connelly

Ben Connelly, his wife Jess, and their daughters Charlotte and Maggie live in Fort Worth, TX. He started and now co-pastors The City Church, part of the Acts29 network and Soma family of churches. Ben is also co-author of A Field Guide for Everyday Mission (Moody Publishers, 2014). With degrees from Baylor University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Ben teaches public speaking at TCU, writes for various publications, trains folks across the country, and blogs in spurts at <a href=""></a>.

Ben Rush

Ben is driven to inspire counterintuitive thinking to bring change, in ministry and business. He and his wife Ashley are worship leaders in the Houston area. They have 3 kids and live in The Woodlands, Texas. Ben blogs at <a href=""></a>, or you can follow him on Twitter <a href="">@benrush</a>.

Ben Stapley

Ben has a passion to create and capture memorable moments and media for individuals, non-profits, and corporations. He has a background in television production and Sunday service creation. He currently oversees a team of staff and volunteers to design and delivery incredible videos and photos for Liquid Church in NJ. He lives in beautiful Hunter-don County, NJ, with his wife, Rose, and their daughters, Violet and Scarlet.

Beth Johnson

As the Central Group Leader of Creative Media, Beth Johnson oversees the areas of Filmmaking, Production, Interactive, Creative Strategies, Writing, Content Development, and Graphic Design at Follow her team behind the scenes at <a href=""></a>, and on Twitter: <a href="">@LCTVmedia</a>

Bill Swaringim

Bill Swaringim is the TechArts Director at <a href="">The Crossing</a>, a multi-site church in St Louis, MO. He is also on the leadership team of <a href="">Church Technical Leaders</a>. Bill can be found tweeting at <a href="">@billswaringim</a> when he should be working.

Blaine Hogan

After 12 years as a professional actor, Blaine now acts as the creative director at Willow Creek Community Church. He lives just outside Chicago with his wife, Margaret, and their daughter, Ruby.

Bonnie McMaken

Bonnie McMaken is a freelance writer and editor, worship leader, and songwriter who lives in Chicago with her husband, Trevor, and their two young children.

Brady Shearer

Brady Shearer is the founder of <a href="" rel="noopener">Pro Church Tools</a> and <a href="" rel="noopener">Storytape</a>. Storytape is an unlimited stock video site that gives you access to <a href="" rel="noopener">thousands of 4K video clips</a> on a single monthly subscription.

Brandon Heath

<a href="">Brandon</a> is an EMMY award winning and multiple GRAMMY nominee living in Nashville. With current projects like <a href="">Blue Mountain</a> and <a href="">Christmas Is Here</a>, he has continued impacting millions of people with Billboard hit songs. Check out his song, “<a href="">Just a Girl</a>” on iTunes now.

Brennan Loveless

Brennan is Worship/Creative Arts Pastor at <a href="">New Life Christian Church</a>. He's a proponent of creatives being more productive and the Church worshiping better. Follow him at <a href=""></a>.

Brian Mann

Brian is a filmmaker and the Pastor of Storytelling at WoodsEdge Church in The Woodlands, TX, where he leads a Story Team of staff and volunteer artists. Brian's book “Tell More Stories” is a free training resource for storytellers in the local church, available at <a href=""></a>. He has a background in film and television scoring, and has served in full-time creative ministry roles across the country. He and his wife Andrea live in The Woodlands, TX.

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is the Media Arts Director at Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ. He and his wife Mikela have been married for 10 years and have 3 children.

Camron Ware

Camron Ware is a producer of sacred still media and the founder of <a href="">Visual Worshiper</a>, a design group that specializes in lighting and projection design for churches and events with a passion for creating engaging environments.

Carl Barnhill

Carl has served on staff at some of the largest churches and organizations in the country. He served as Media Director at Precept Ministries International, Video Production Director at Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS, and most recently, Video Coordinator for Newspring Church in South Carolina. He currently serves as Creative Director and Owner of <a href="">[twelve:thirty]media</a>, a company that serves churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching.

Carl Cartee

Carl Cartee was a Community Group leader for the 2014 <a href="">SALT Conference</a> and a professor at <a href="">NewSpring College</a>. Carl’s passion is encouraging and equipping worship leaders around the world. His recent album “Love Great Love” is a collection of beautiful anthems for the church recorded live at the Inspire Worship Conference. He and his wife Heather have 4 boys and live in Anderson, SC. 

Carlos Whittaker

Carlos Whittaker is an experience architect, musician, and creative coach. He blogs daily at <a href=""></a>.

Chad Cecil

Chad is an assistant pastor at Lifecentre Church in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He enjoys cooking, 80's music, and dialoguing about worship. He and his lovely wife, Jennifer, live in Ottawa, Ontario.

Chad Jarnagin

Chad Jarnagin is a worship leader, liturgist, songwriter, speaker, and the Founder of LUMINOUSproject. His music can be found <a href="">here</a> and <a href="">here</a>. You can find him at <a href=""></a>.

Chris Denning

Chris is a worship leader, writer, and consultant who has a passion to help other creatives serve the Church even better. He’s the Creative Arts Pastor at <a href="">Journey Church</a>, writer at <a href=""></a>, and the Chief Guru at <a href="">PCOGuru</a>, a consulting company focused on helping churches with their Planning Center Online products. Chris lives outside of Charlotte, NC with his beautiful wife, Abrie, and sweet daughter, Addison.

Chris Vacher

Chris Vacher has been Worship Pastor at C4 Church in Ajax, Ontario since January 2014. He's been married to his wife, Sonya, since 2003 and the dad of each of his four kids since the day they were born. You can read his <a href="">worship leader blog</a> and follow him on twitter <a href="">@chrisfromcanada</a>.

Chuck Scoggins

Chuck is the executive director of our the <a>Center for Church Communication</a>, creative director at <a href="">New River Church</a>, and the leader of the <a href="">374 Media Group</a>. You can connect with Chuck on <a href="">his blog</a>.

Cole NeSmith

Cole is the Creative Director and co-pastor of <a href="">City Beautiful Church</a> in Orlando, FL. His new book, <a href="">Spiritual Innovation</a>, helps us move from the need for control to a new level of exploration, expectation, discovery, and creativity in our faith and lives. He also creates interactive and reflective art and worship experiences through his company, <a href="">Uncover The Color</a>. He blogs at <a href=""></a> and is on Twitter <a href="">@ColeNeSmith</a>.

Colin Harman

My name is Colin Harman and I am a lifetime learner, designer, creative thinker, and relentless asker of questions. Saved by God's grace, I have the privilege of being the art director with an amazingly talented team at North Point Ministries. Ampersands are beautiful, second only to my amazing wife.

Courtney Beard

Courtney is a lover of the arts and a student of culture. He’s a worship leader, consultant, writer, and chart-topping recording artist. He and his wife Quinetta serve as Lead Pastor of Freedom Life Church San Antonio, TX. He also doubles as Senior Associate of Worship for all Freedom Life Church campuses. Though he’s been in ministry for over a decade, his background is in stage theater and concert touring. Courtney is also one of the host of “The Faction” a cutting edge weekly podcast about Professional Wrestling. His heartbeat is to see people inspired by the gospel, especially honing in on those who influence culture.

Daniel Threlfall

<a href="">Daniel</a> has been writing church ministry articles for more than 10 years. With his background and training (M.A., M.Div.), Daniel is passionate about inspiring pastors and volunteers in their service to the King. Daniel is devoted to his family, nerdy about SEO, and drinks coffee with no cream or sugar. Learn more about Daniel at his <a href="">blog</a> and <a href="">Twitter</a>.

Daniel Villarreal

Daniel is a church planter of a young church in San Antonio, Texas, called <a href="">Grace Avenue Church</a>. When he isn't pastoring and helping other leaders follow the dreams God has given them, you'll usually find him at the skate park.

Dante Nelson

Dante is the Lighting Designer for Abundant Life Fellowship Church and has started a lighting ministry there in 2012. Outside of lighting, he works on his blog, Dante's Optimism, which strives to bring a positive spin to the world.

David Clark

David Clark lives in Bloomington, Indiana where he works as a Copywriter at James & Matthew, an advertising agency. He is passionate about creativity, social media, running, and Chipotle.

David Gungor

David is front-man for the band <a href="">The Brilliance</a> and leads worship at <a href="">Sanctuary</a> in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dean Sweetman

For over 30 years Dean has been involved in ministry and building businesses that support the work of the Church. He’s help plant over 50 churches and raised millions of dollars to spread the Gospel, equip leaders, and change lives. Now Dean spends his time focused on using technology to advance the Kingdom. When he’s not helping churches grow their giving with <a href=""></a> he’s spending time with his family and new grandson!

Dennis Choy

Dennis has been with North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1995—currently overseeing the Communications, Graphics, Web, IT, Creative Video and Weekend Production Teams. He loves to share with and train other churches in hopes they don't make the same mistakes he did.

Denny Weinman

Denny Weinman is the Audio Visual Specialist at Seacoast Church. He is passionate about excellent production in the church and creating worshipful artwork on stage. He is a twitter aficionado <a href="">@dennyweinman</a> and an espresso lover.

Derek Maloy

Derek serves as the Communications Director at West Ridge Church in Atlanta, GA. Connect with him on Twitter. (@derekmaloy)

Doug Farrar

Doug is the director of Ocean’s Edge School of Worship and has been playing drums for over 35 years. He is married to his beautiful wife, Sharon, and has three children who all share in his giftings: Matthew, Daniel, and baby Emma.

Duke DeJong

<a href="">Duke</a> is passionate about equipping the next generation of ministry leaders, especially those serving churches with technology. He serves as Vice President, Systems Integration for CCI Solutions, a design build technology solutions provider. Follow Duke on Twitter <a href="">@dukedejong</a>

Elliot Lund

Elliot lives in Milwaukee with his wife Grace and their two boys. Previously serving as Creative Director at Elmbrook Church, he's now engaged in planting <a href="">Garden City Church</a> and works as a marketing producer. Read more from Elliot on <a href="">Medium</a>.

Emily Cummins

<a href="">Emily is a University of Florida and College of Central Florida grad who serves as the Communications Director at <a href="">Church of Hope</a> in Ocala, Florida, and is a Consultant & Coach on the <a href="">4Sight Group</a> team. She also founded and leads a community and resource for women, <a href="">BecomingMe.TV</a>, encouraging, empowering and equipping women as they’re becoming who God made them to be. When she’s not speaking or writing, you can find her cruising in her convertible blaring T. Swift’s latest album.

Eric Dye

<a href="">Eric</a> is an entrepreneur and human rights advocate. He spends most of his time as writer and editor for <a href="">ChurchMag</a> and <a href="">Finding Justice</a>, but you can also find him working on <a href="">Live Theme</a> and for the <a href="">International Human Rights Group</a>. All while enjoying his family and sipping espresso in Italy.

Eric Murrell

Eric is the Communication Manager for <a href="">Long Hollow Baptist Church</a>, the Creator of Prayer Engine and Series Engine, and Director of Strategic Resources for <a href="">Creative Missions</a>. He and his wife, Lauren, reside in Nashville with their two children.

Gary Molander

Gary Molander is the Conference Pastor and was a Keynote speaker in 2013 for <a href="">SALT Conferences</a>. He is also the co-owner of <a href="">Floodgate Productions</a>. Gary’s book <a href="">“Pursuing Christ, Creating Art”</a> explores the life intersection of faith and creativity. He and his wife Angela have three girls and live in Fresno, CA. 

Gerry True

Gerry serves as the Communication Arts Pastor at Oak Hills Church where he currently leads four teams of artists. He is passionate about learning, leading and creating. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his beautiful wife Karen and two leaders-in-the-making kids. You can connect him on Twitter at <a href="">@GerryTrue</a>.

Hunter Wilson

Hunter is the Creative Specialist at <a href="">The Oaks Fellowship</a> in the south Dallas area. He loves learning how to become better. Hunter spends his time trying to help the local church become a place where people can find hope, friendship, and a relationship with God.

Jason Castellente

Jason Castellente has a bachelors of music from Valley Forge Christian College and is currently the production coordinator at National Community Church in Washington DC. He enjoys <a href="">blogging</a> and <a href="">tweeting</a> about church tech gear, training, and life.

Jason Dyba

Jason is a creative project manager for Passion Conferences. He and his wife, Cara, currently reside in Atlanta, GA.

Jason Otis

For over 15 years, Jason's passion has been helping churches and organizations move their ambitions forward by genuinely connecting their audience to their purpose - primarily through online channels such as websites, search and social. You can work with Jason by emailing <a href=""></a>.

Jason Watson

Jason Watson is a designer, illustrator and animator who lives in the Kansas City area. He is married to the beautiful and amazing Megan and dispenses theology, philosophy and history at <a href=""></a>.

Jason Young

Jason loves growing leaders, building volunteer teams, designing guest experiences and being strategic about how they intersect. He is the Director of Guest Services for North Point Ministries that includes six Atlanta-area churches. The staff and 3,000 volunteers on Guest Services serve over 35k guests each Sunday.

Jenni Catron

<a href="">Jenni</a> previously served as the executive director of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the co-author of <a href="">Just Lead! A No Whining, No Complaining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church</a> and the book <a href="">Clout</a> (<a href="">click here for a free sample chapter</a>). Jenni’s passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip, and encourage others to do the same.

Jenny Potter

Jenny lives just outside Chicago with her husband, John, their darling boy, Elliot, and sweet (rescue) French Bulldog, Harriette. She works at Willow Creek Community Church as a Creative Producer and writes at <a href=""></a>.

Jeremy Smith

I am a blogger, clinical counselor, gamer, and someone who loves to pushback so you can create the very best thing possible. I blog exclusively about church technology as a senior staff writer at ChurchMag as well as about life in general on my personal site You can also find my eBooks on ChurchMag Press.

Jesse Wisnewski

Jesse Wisnewski, senior content marketer at <a href=""></a>, the leading mobile giving platform for churches and ministries around the world. Jesse has an M.A. in Christian Thought from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and five kids.

Jessica Busboom

As the Assistant Director of Ocean's Edge School of Worship, Jessica Busboom is helping to raise up the next generation of worship leaders, songwriters and christian musicians. She is also a passionate songwriter and worship leader of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.

Joe Cavazos

<a href="">Joe</a> is an independent artist and designer based out of Mission, Texas. His passion centers around creating vivid and stunning visuals.

JoeAngel Sanchez

JoeAngel Sanchez is the Relationships Director for <a href="">SALT Conferences</a> as well as the Tour Manager for Matthew West. In the 7 years JoeAngel has been in the music industry, he has worked with Hillsong Worship, Kari Jobe, Lacrae, Hawk Nelson and many more globally recognized artists. He currently lives in Nashville, TN.

Joël Malm

Joël is the founder of <a href="">Summit Leaders</a> – an organization that takes men on outdoor expeditions around the world.

Jon Parker

Jon Parker is the brand director for <a href="">Dissolve</a>, a new stock video startup which sells stock footage starting at $5 per HD clip. He has built brands, concepts, and campaigns for the likes of Corbis, Veer, Getty Images, and Adobe.

Jonathan Carone

Jonathan loves three things: Dr Pepper, pop culture, and his wife Nicole. He's currently fulfilling a dream of being a freelance graphic/web designer for the global church. You can see his design work at <a href="http://CaroneDesigns"></a>.

Jonathan Malm

<a href="">Jonathan</a> is a creative entrepreneur and writer. He is the author of "<a href="">Created for More</a>," a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter <a href="">@jonathanmalm</a>.

Jonathan Pearson

Jonathan is the Connections Pastor at SpringWell Church in Taylors, S.C. Jonathan is the co-host of the Next Up Podcast and author of Next Up; 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make (June 2014) and The Productive Pastor Handbook (May 2015). He is married to Melissa and has a son named Riley. Find Jonathan online at <a href=""></a>.

Jordan Wiseman

<a href="">Jordan</a> is the Communications Coordinator at <a href="">Lima Community Church</a> in Lima, OH. He still hasn't gotten over the LOST finale.

Josh Blankenship

Josh is the Creative Pastor at LifeQuest Church in Kansas City Missouri. He is a leader, blogger and author of <em><a href="">The Digital Toolbox for Church Creatives</a></em>. Josh has spent the last 10 years learning and teaching about church and social media in churches and his local community.

Josh Burns

Josh is passionate about seeing lives transformed through effective communication in the local church. By coming alongside over 300 churches in the last 8 years, he educates them on how to reach more people through effective communication. Want to connect with him? Click here to <a href="">send him a tweet</a> or <a href="">an email</a>.

Josh Collesano

Josh lives in the suburbs of Detroit and is part of the Creative Arts team at Kensington Church; a multi-campus church based in Metro Detroit. Josh is married to his amazing wife Rachel and they have two kids; Emery and Ashland. You can connect with Josh on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @joshcollesano.

Josh Engler

Josh serves as the Creative Director for Grace Avenue Church in San Antonio, TX. After traveling internationally, performing and leading worship, he is now expressing and cultivating the next generation of worship through the local church. He enjoys outdoor recreation with his wife, Ashley and son, Levi.

Josh Neuroth

Josh is an independent designer and front-end developer. He currently lives in New York City and calls HillsongNYC home.

Josh White

Josh is an author, songwriter, worship leader and creative entrepreneur living in San Francisco, CA. He is the Worship Pastor at Canvas SF, as well as the Creative Director for <a href=""></a>. More than anything, he longs for people to love, know, and create in the image of The Creator. You can follow Josh’s writings at <a href=""></a>.

Joshua Seller

Joshua Seller is a husband, father, worship leader, and songwriter at <a href="">Harvest Bible Chapel</a> in Oakville, Ontario. He blogs at <a href=""></a>.

Justin Dean

Justin Dean is a church communications advisor and entrepreneur. He served as the Communications Director at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, is the author of <a href="">PR Matters</a>: A Survival Guide for Church Communicators, and is the co-founder of <a href="">That Church Conference</a> and <a href="">SundayU</a>. He lives outside Atlanta, GA with his wife and four kids.

Justin Firesheets

Justin is the Production Manager at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. He lives in Birmingham with his wife and daughter. He can be reached at <a href=""></a> or on Twitter at <a href="">@JFiresheets</a>.

Justin Heap

Justin is a speaker, designer, writer, and futurist who specializes in creatively making things happen. He's a pastor known for his love of people and passion for identity. You can find him online at <a href=""></a>.

Justin Wise

Justin is the author of <a href="">The Social Church</a>.

Kelvin Co

<a href="">Kelvin Co</a> gets to do what he loves as the Creative Media Pastor of <a href="">The Oaks Fellowship</a> located in the Dallas Metroplex area. Kelvin has been doing life together with his wife and best friend Lucy since 1991. They have been doting and pouring into their son Luc since 2002.

Kendall Conner

Kendall Conner is a graphic designer, blogger, church planter, and all-around media geek. He serves as the Creative Pastor at Piedmont Chapel in Greensboro, NC and is the founder of <a href=""></a>—a blog centered around making church media simple.

Kevin Ely

Kevin Ely is the Central Leader for Creative Content at He blogs for the Creative Media Team (@lctvmedia) at <a href=""></a>, and you can follow him on Twitter at @kevinely.

Lee Coate

Lee serves as Executive Pastor overseeing Ministry and Media including weekend creative programming at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also a strategic Consultant / Coach with Intentional Churches facilitating strategic planning for churches around the country. His passions include running long distance, golfing, slamming large amounts of coffee…and currently Poke bowls.

Luke McElroy

Luke is the visionary behind <a href="">SALT Conferences</a> and the founder of <a href="">Orange Thread Media</a>  a live event production company in Nashville, TN. Hailed as one of the “top innovators for worship” by Worship Leader Magazine in 2013, Luke’s leadership has helped create powerful worship environments for thousands of Church communities throughout the entire world. He currently lives in Nashville, TN. 

Mark MacDonald

Mark MacDonald is a Bible teacher, speaker, writer, and communication strategist for <a href=""></a>. He empowers churches to become known for something relevant (a communication thread) throughout their ministries, websites, and social media. Mark and his wife, Tammy, live in North Carolina with two sons ministering at churches in Calgary and Chicago. Follow him: <a href="">@markmac1023</a>

Mark Sayers

Mark is the author of a number of books including his most recent release, <a href="">Facing Leviathan</a>. Mark is also the Senior Leader of Red Church, and the co-founder of <a href="">Uber Ministries</a>. Mark lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife Trudi, daughter Grace, and twin boys Hudson and Billy.

Mat Crisp

Mat is the Creative Arts Coordinator at C4 Church in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Him and his wife Nicole also travel doing worship ministry under the name Mat & Nicole Crisp: The Union Project. You can find more information about them at <a href=""></a>.

Matt Ehresman

Matt serves as the Creative Media Director at First MB Church in Wichita, Kansas. He is also an expert on all things Mountain Dew and superheroes. Follow him on Twitter at <a href="">@MattEhresman</a> or connect at <a href=""></a>.

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist, storyteller, creative director and artist who loves telling stories of the extraordinary in the ordinary. He serves as a creative director for Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas and is the author of <a href=""><em>Framing Faith</em></a> from Thomas Nelson. You can see his work and more at <a href=""></a> and <a href="">Twitter</a>.

Matthew Thrower

Matthew is the Lead Pastor of Refuge Point Church in West Point, Georgia, a young and thriving inter-racial church. Prior to planting Refuge Point, he served as the Creative Arts and Worship Pastor for a church in Auburn, Alabama. He is married to Merinda and they have two kids, Jude and Nora. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Lagrange College in Lagrange, Georgia and a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Megan Watson

Megan is a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer who lives in the Kansas City area. She is passionate about creating beautiful visuals and compelling messages for the Christian Community and beyond. Married to the talented deviantmonk (Jason Watson), aunt to the coolest kids on this side of Jupiter, and perpetual pursuer of Christ.

Michael Buckingham

<a href="">Michael Buckingham</a> is Experience Pastor at <a href="">Victory World Church</a> in Atlanta and Owner of <a href="">Holy Cow! Creative</a>, focused on the how of church and the art of preaching. Michael is working to launch Creative Cadre, a place for creative peer critique. Sign up to receive more information <a href="">here</a>.

Michael Valletta

Michael has been in media production around the world since 1985 including: Broadcast TV, Corporate events, video director, on-board cameras for motor racing, and training teams for ministry media production. He launched <a href="">Pro-nounce®</a> in 2011 and has been producing media for internationally with his fantastic team of actors, writers and producers. He’s been married for 26 years, has three daughters and lives in Nashville, TN.

Mike Miller

<a href="">Mike</a> is the Communications Director for Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. Coming from a design background, he leads a team of graphic designers, writers and editors, and web and social media professionals. When he’s not striving to make the complex seem simple, you can usually find him at the beach with his family.

Mike Sessler

Mike Sessler has nearly 20 years of experience working in churches and providing excellent sound, lighting and video and currently serves as a Project Lead for CCI Solutions. As a system designer, engineer and creative content producer, Mike enjoys nothing more than using the gifts given him by God for the benefit of the local church. A speaker, author and trainer, Mike enjoys serving the church across the U.S. through his work with CCI Solutions, <a href=""></a> and his podcast <a href=""></a>.

Nancy Beach

Nancy served for over twenty years leading the artists and teaching at Willow Creek Community Church. These days she is a leadership coach through the SlingShot Group, and continues her teaching/speaking ministry. She also facilitates <a href="">Coaching Circles</a> with groups of 12 leaders.

Nathan Finochio

Nathan and his brother formed the band <a href="">The Royal Royal</a>. He has also been featured on multiple Hillsong albums including Cornerstone and Born is the King. Check out Royalty, his new album, on <a href="">iTunes</a>.

Nathan LaGrange

Nathan Lagrange was a keynote speaker for the 2013 and 2014 <a href="">SALT Conferences</a> as well as the lead pastor for <a href="">City Community Church</a> in Indianapolis, IN. Prior to becoming a Pastor, Nathan was an Integrity Music songwriter and worship leader. Nathan and his wife Tricia have four children and currently live in Indianapolis, IN. 

Nick Rivero

Nick is the Experience Director for <a href="">SALT Conferences</a> and the Co-founder of <a href="">Meptik</a>, an interactive and creative production company.  Nicholas has a wealth of experience in the live events world with clients including Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, Hillsong United, Passion Conferences, Wal-Mart, National Geographic and more. He and his wife Sarah live in Atlanta, GA.

Patrick Fore

Patrick is a designer, blogger and photographer living in The Woodlands, Texas. He currently serves as Senior Designer at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

Paul Snyder

Paul a self-taught designer and is currently Art Director at INSP Network. When he writes, he leans into his own identity as an introvert and as someone who felt like they had fallen from grace. He loves to run, make others laugh, and getting schooled by his 13-yr old son at all things Xbox.

Phil Bowdle

Phil Bowdle is the Creative Arts Director at <a href="">West Ridge Church</a> in Atlanta, GA. You can connect with Phil on <a href="">Twitter</a> and follow along with his blog at <a href=""></a> for practical resources on church communications.

Promise Tangeman

Promise is art director and graphic designer for <a href="">Promise Tangeman Creative</a> and the founder of <a href="">Sitehouse Designs</a>, a customizable website shop. She's the daughter of a pastor and wife of worship pastor Brian Wurzell living in Chandler, Arizona.

Rena Kosiek

Rena lives near Chicago and works as the Online Marketing and Communications Manager for Willow Creek Association leading digital strategy. She is a seeker of experience, creatively inspired, and a perspective guru.

Rick Calcutt

<a href="">Rick</a> has been in full-time ministry for more that 25 years; leading as Executive Pastor of Creative Arts for some well known mega churches with single and multisite campuses. Check out his new e-book, <a href="">The Blame Game</a>.

Robert Carnes

<a href="">Robert Carnes</a> is a writer and storyteller. He's the author of <a href="">The Original Storyteller: Become a Better Storyteller in 30 Days</a>. A former church communicator and nonprofit marketer, Robert works as a managing editor for <a href="">Orange</a> in Atlanta.

Robyn Collins

<a href="">Robyn</a> is a creative who looks for as many ways possible to tell the eternal story of Jesus. She works as the Children's Creative Minister at Long Hollow Baptist in Hendersonville, TN. <a href="">@robynbcollins</a>

Russ Ware

Russ is a veteran worship leader and consultant, with a passion for curating deeply formation worship experiences. Russ and his wife, Amanda, have six children and live in Colorado. Russ blogs at

Ryan Richey

Ryan is passionate about leveraging communication, technology, and design to reach a lost and broken world. He is freelance designer living in Texas with his wife Kristin and three kids.

Sam Mahlstadt

Sam writes the blog <a href=""></a>, and recently wrote his first book, Creative Theology. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife and two daughters.

Sarah Rivero

Sarah Rivero is the Creative and Visual Director for <a href="">SALT Conferences</a> and the Co-Founder of <a href="">Meptik</a>, an interactive and creative production company. Sarah specializes in production design, projection mapping and 3d animation. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in motion media design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She and her husband Nicholas live in Atlanta, GA. 

Scott McClellan

Scott is the Communications Pastor at Irving Bible Church and the author of <a href=""><em>Tell Me a Story: Finding God (and Ourselves) Through Narrative</em></a>. Follow him on Twitter: <a href="">@ScottMcClellan</a>.

Sheri Felipe

Sheri Felipe is a freelance graphic designer and writer (<a href=""></a>), with a passion for branding and communications in the church. She currently lives with her husband in West Palm Beach, FL.

Stephen Brewster

Creative Arts Pastor at Cross Point Community Church. Passionate about creativity, leadership, church and how those live together. Dad and husband.

Stephen Proctor

<a href="">Stephen Proctor</a> is a VJ, media producer, and curator of visual worship who travels all over the world seeking to illuminate the Church's imagination through moments of wonder and astonishment. He's based out of Nashville and shares resources, stories and his passion for visually creative worship on his blog, <a href=""></a>.

Steve Fogg

Steve heads up communications at <a href="">Crossway Church</a> in Melbourne, Australia. He has experience as a graphic designer, creative director and director, as well as doing coaching and consulting.

Tim Peters

Tim is the Creator of <a href="">Sayge</a> – a monthly church marketing and communications training resource. He specializes in helping churches develop and execute holistic communications strategies. Tim is a ten-year church communications veteran and has consulted with many churches around the nation. He is a featured content contributor on Catalyst Space, Faith Village, Michael Hyatt, Tony Morgan, Willow Creek and Auxano Vision Room. Tim lives in Houston, TX with his wife and three kids. Find him on Twitter at <a href="">@timrpeters</a>.

Tim Schraeder

<a href="">Tim</a> is obsessed with all things social media. Having worked with some of the world’s largest churches and para-church organizations, he served as an evangelist for social media with a knack for connecting people and spreading ideas that matter. He’s been a consultant and coach as well as a sought-after speaker and previously served as the co-director of the <a href="">Center for Church Communication</a>.

Todd Elliott

Todd is a writer, speaker and all around great guy in the world of church production. Formerly the Technical Arts Director at Willow Creek Community Church, he now strives to leverage his experience for the benefit of technical artists in the local church through coaching, blogging, and the <a href="">First In Last Out Conferences</a>, a gathering for technical artists in the local church.

Vagner Lage

Vagner Lage currently leads worship at Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale's Plantation campus, and has been leading worship for 6 years. In 2015 he graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Ministerial Leadership. Vagner leads with passion and loves creating an atmosphere in worship that empowers people to meet with God.

Van Metschke

Van is the Church Relations guy for <a href="">CCI Solutions</a>, a design build technology solutions provider. He's the co-host of <a href="">Church Tech Weekly</a>. He also posts to his blog <a href=""></a>. Follow him @thesoundbooth on Twitter.

Wes Hartley

Wes is the Media Pastor at <a href="">Lakepointe Church</a> in Rockwall, Texas. He's working on an e-book about tech ministry, coming out later this summer.

Whitney George

Whitney George is the Executive Pastor at <a href="">Church on the Move</a> in Tulsa, OK. He and his wife Heather have been married for 13 years and have four children.

Will Doggett

Will Doggett is the Director of Training and Development at <a href=""></a> and is an Ableton Live Certified Trainer. He has a passion for training Worship Leaders how to use technology as a tool for leading worship. He brings a unique perspective to worship leading and technology having served the Church as a Worship Leader, Music Director, and Creative Director.

Zac Marcengill

Zac has mixed live sound in the Christian music industry for the 5 years. He's currently tour manager and front of house engineer for All Sons and Daughters. He lives in Nashville and is part a community called Journey Church.