President of Christianity Today, Inc., and editorial director of CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine. He joined the organization as CEO in 1975, when it was located in Washington, D.C. Before coming to CT, he was editor and publisher of CAMPUS LIFE magazine. A prolific writer, Myra has authored several critically-acclaimed and award-winning fantasy novels and children's books. He and his wife, Jeanette, have raised three birth children and more recently have adopted three African-American children, ranging in age from 1 to 8. Says Myra of CT's mission, "Our goal in CHRISTIANITY TODAY is to apply clear evangelical theology and perspective to the issues of the day, taking care to be concise, lively, irenic, and thoughtful."
DAVID NEFF firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine and an editorial vice president of Christianity Today, Inc. Before arriving at CT in 1985, David served as editor of HIS magazine, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's now defunct periodical for college and university students. In his pre-editorial existence, David spent 12 years in pastoral ministry. He holds the M.Div. from Andrews University (Mich.) and did further graduate study at San Francisco Theological Seminary. David currently pursues his avocation of church music as the organist/choirmaster of his local church. He and his wife, LaVonne, who is executive editor for trade books at Loyola Press, have two grown daughters--and two dogs to ease the pain of Empty-Nest Syndrome. "My position at CT allows me to see and hear a lot of wonderful things that are happening in the name of religion," says David. "If you listen only to the general media, and feed on stereotypes, you would think religion is, in the main, damaging our society. From where I sit, I know better."
MICHAEL G. MAUDLIN email@example.com
CHRISTIANITY TODAY's managing editor. "Mickey" came to CT in 1989, after spending six years as a book editor at InterVarsity Press. After four years of heading up CT's book-review section, Mickey was named managing editor in 1993. Mickey did his undergraduate work in psychology at Miami University (Ohio) and earned an M.A. in theology from the Wheaton College Graduate School. "I am excited about the work CT is doing," says Mickey. "I believe CT plays a vital role in the Christian community. There are few outlets for the articulation of a vibrant, balanced, and reasoned view of the faith that reaches a wide audience. Our goal is to be that voice."
TIMOTHY MORGAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY since 1992, Tim supervises all aspects of producing the news section as well as other editorial tasks at CT. Tim has been a print journalist since 1979, starting off as police reporter. He served as City Editor and later as Managing Editor of the Fitchburg (Mass.) Sentinel & Enterprise. He has degrees from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., and Boston University. He, his wife (J. Senja), and their two children (Fiona and Mathias) live in Wheaton.
WENDY MURRAY ZOBA email@example.com
Associate editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, she joined the CT staff in January 1995. Before arriving at CT, Wendy and her family spent four years in Honduras, where she worked as regional reporter for TIME magazine and as a columnist and feature writer for the only English newspaper there. She received a B.A. in Religion from Hiram College (Ohio) and an M.A. in New Testament theological studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Mass). Her husband, Robert, is a pastor and their extracurricular activities revolve around the lives of their three energetic teenaged sons, Nathanael, Benjamin, and Jonathan.
RICHARD A. KAUFFMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, with primary responsibility working with several other editors on the feature section of the magazine. He joined the CT staff in September 1995. Prior to that he was administrative vice president and instructor of theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (1984-1995) and editor for Mennonite Publishing House/Herald Press (1974-84). He has also been a pastor and a youth worker. He and his wife Suzanne, who is an elementary education teacher by training, have two adult children: a daughter who teaches high school biology and a married son who is working on a degree in business administration. In his spare time Richard likes to read, sing, bike, telecommunicate, and watch sports, especially NCAA basketball. Says Richard: "My interest in CT is to work along with a team of persons who care about the mission of the church in the world; to help discern what it means to be church in a world which is largely post-Christian; to give glory to God in the process; and to have fun using the gifts God has given me."
CAROL THIESSEN email@example.com
Administrative editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, she has been with CT the longest of the present staff, having joined the magazine as copy editor in 1979; she continues to serve as resident authority on style and grammar. She prepares and edits the Reflections page and Letters section of the magazine. Prior to coming to CT, she honed her editorial skills at Youth for Christ, Pioneer Girls, and the American Osteopathic Association. Carol's outside interests often revolve around music, and she has sung in several choral organizations; she especially enjoys the sacred classics. She currently directs the orchestra at her church--and once built a harpsichord from a kit. She lives with her family of four cats in the Chicago suburb of Maywood.
Book Review Editor
JOHN WILSON firstname.lastname@example.org
John is editor of Christianity Today, Inc.'s BOOKS & CULTURE and book review editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. Before coming to CTi in 1994, he spent more than ten years at Salem Press, a publisher of reference books, where most recently he edited a six-volume Asian-American encyclopedia, published by Marshall Cavendish in 1995. He is the author of Chinese Americans (1991), part of a series of books for high school students on immigrant groups in America. Prior to working as an editor, John taught English at several institutions, including Westmont College (Calif.), where he received a B.A. in 1970, and California State University, Los Angeles, where he received an M.A. in 1975. He and his wife, Wendy, have four children, two of whom are still living at home.
Associate News Editor
JOHN W. KENNEDY email@example.com
The associate news editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. Before coming to CT in 1993, Kennedy spent 11 years working in daily newspapers. Kennedy (not related to the famous New England pols) is a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism. He and his wife, Patty, have three growing sons: Joshua, Jesse, and Zachary. "The CT news department has a unique role in our group of publications," observes Kennedy. "We try to go beyond merely reporting hard news by giving some perspective as to what it means for evangelicals."
CARLA SONHEIM firstname.lastname@example.org
The designer for CHRISTIANITY TODAY, Carla joined CT in February 1995 after serving as design assistant for over two years at InterVarsity Press and, prior to that, four years of editorial and desktop experience in California. Carla has a B.A. in history from the University of California-Santa Barbara and hopes to go back for a fine arts degree some day. She and her husband, Steve, live in Wheaton, Ill., with their two sons, Christer and Wesley.
PAULETTE DePAUL email@example.com
As editorial coordinator of CHRISTIANITY TODAY and BOOKS & CULTURE, she oversees the magazine's clerical support, serves as CT's initial telephone liaison with the outside world, and generally keeps the editorial offices from falling apart. Paulette came to CT in 1987 after spending several years teaching preschool and later working as a secretary for the North American Baptist General Conference headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace. She and her husband, Vince, have two grown daughters, Tiffany Star and Nataley Joy and are proud grandparents to Arianna Star.
KEVIN D. MILLER firstname.lastname@example.org
As associate editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY, he works with several other editors on the feature section of the magazine, enjoys writing on science and archaeology, and oversees the "Conversations" and "Directions" columns. He joined the CT staff in July 1996, after three years as assistant editor for two other CTi magazines and several years helping with the Conservative Mennonite publication, Brotherhood Beacon. He attended Rosedale Bible Institute, Irwin, Ohio, and Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Virginia, for a bachelor's degree, The Ohio State University for a master's degree in journalism, and studied church history at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. When not teaching writing at nearby Wheaton College, he enjoys playing tennis and basketball. In June of 1997, he married Lydia Morgunova, a Ukrainian immigrant, after a courtship of teaching her English. Now, he says, it's his turn to learn Russian.
JUNE M. GUNAWAN email@example.com
The assistant designer for CHRISTIANITY TODAY. June joined CT in January 1996. She graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 1995. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with honors. June is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia and has been residing in the United States for 7 years. In September 1996 she legally became a United States citizen.
CHRISTINE J. GARDNER firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine is editorial resident. Christy is the newest member of CT's news team, having arrived in June 1998. Previously, she spent five years as communications director for World Concern in Seattle, Washington. She has also worked as a radio broadcaster in Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Christy holds a B.A. in history from Seattle Pacific University and a M.A. in communications from University of Washington. "The world is changing, and so is evangelicalism," she says. "Now more than ever in our information-saturated society, Christians need a clear, concise view of the truth. With humility and distinction, this is what Christianity Today seeks to provide."