AUTHORS

Our authors come from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds. They are theologians and therapists, professors and prophets, mystics and misfits.

Brandon Andress

brandonandress.com

Brandon Andress is a speaker, blogger, and frequent guest on various podcasts. He lives in Columbus, Indiana and is a graduate of Hanover College in Psychology with an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Meggie Lee Calvin

megcalvin.com

Meggie Lee Calvin is a a sought-after speaker, author, and podcaster who helps spiritually-attuned go-getters heal past wounds and reclaim their personal power so that they can have a life that they love.

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Michelle Collins

bookish.cc

Michelle Collins served in the US Marine Corps and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Psychology as well as additional degrees in Biblical Studies and Christian Counseling.

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Ellen Compton

ellencompton.com

The message written on Ellen’s heart is one of identity; she is passionate about living authentically as the person she was created to be and helping others to do likewise. Ellen lives on the east coast of Canada with her family.

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Matthew J. Distefano

allsetfree.com

Matthew J. Distefano is the author of multiple best-selling books, co-host of two podcasts, a long-time social worker, and hip-hop artist. He lives in Northern California with his wife and daughter.

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Brandon Dragan

BrandonDragan.com

Brandon Dragan grew up in northeastern New Jersey and attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently a 3L Juris Doctor candidate at Belmont University College of Law. He and his wife Jami live in the Nashville area with their two daughters.

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Karl Forehand

karlscoaching.com

Karl J. Forehand was a bi-vocational pastor for 20 years and has training in spiritual leadership coaching, plant-based nutrition, and spiritual direction. He lives in Missouri with his wife Laura and dog Winston. He has three grown children and two grandchildren.

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Jonathan J. Foster

jonathanfosteronline.com

Jonathan Foster is the award-winning author of several books including Where Was God on the Worst Day of My Life. When he's not with his family, he's reading Rene Girard or Open and Relational Theology. Or both.

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Keith Giles

keithgiles.com

Keith Giles is the best-selling author of the Jesus Un series. He has appeared on CNN, USA Today, BuzzFeed, and John Fugelsang's "Tell Me Everything." Keith and his wife currently reside in El Paso working with Peace Catalyst International.

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Gabriel Gordon

misfitstheology.com

Gabriel Gordon is currently working on his Masters of Theological Studies from Portland Seminary and is one of the co-founders of The Misfits Theology Club blog, podcast, and annual conference. He currently lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, with his wife Hannah, and his dog Karl Barth.

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Jamal Jivanjee

jamaljivanjee.com

Jamal Jivanjee is a best-selling author, podcaster, and life coach. A graduate of Liberty University where he studied religion, he is now passionate about helping individuals, couples, and communities become free to love.

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Mark Gregory Karris

markgregorykarris.com

Mark Gregory Karris is a licensed marriage and family therapist, ordained pastor, husband, writer, recording artist, and worship leader. He’s a voracious reader, researcher and all around biophilic.

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Heather Kendall

tale2k.com

Heather Kendall has an Honours BA from York University, Toronto, Ontario. The Word Guild awarded her first place in the Books: Biblical Studies category for her Bible study, God’s Unfolding Story of Salvation in 2013.

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Karsen Kipp


Karsen Kipp is the pen name of a California educator whose young adult stories are saturated with hope in the midst of modern life. As a curriculum developer, book reviewer, novelist, essayist, and public educator, she has spent her career playing in a very large sandbox.

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Matthew J. Korpman

matthewjkorpman.com

Matthew J. Korpman is a rising biblical scholar, itinerant preacher, and theological arsonist. He holds four bachelor degrees and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Religion at Yale Divinity School.

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Joshua Lawson

lawsonwrites.com

Joshua Lawson is a writer who lives in southern Ohio with his wife and kids and their ever-reproducing family of cats. He has worked as an organizer, pastor, and ally to people who use drugs in central Appalachia for the past three years.

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Michael Machuga

thebonfiresessions.net

Michael Machuga holds 3 degrees, is the co-author of A Journey With Two Mystics, and co-host of The Bonfire Sessions podcast. He is married and lives in Paradise, California.

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Jenny Marshall

jennysthoughts.com

Jenny Marshall is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach focusing on clients who struggle with obesity. She enjoys her garden, cooking, writing, music, and regular walks in nature with her greyhound.

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Zak D. Parsons

zakdp.com

Zak D. Parsons has always had a love of symbolic and abstract art. The Genesis of Violence is his first illustrated book project. He lives in the DMV area with his wife and their four children.

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Josh Roggie has been writing since his teenage years—honing his writing craft to develop stories of all kinds that would inspire challenging questions.

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Niq Ruud

niqruud.com

Niq Ruud grew up amongst the vistas of the Pacific Northwest, hooking him on alpine climbing, surfing, and storytelling. He is presently a postgraduate at The University of Edinburgh keenly interested in the human perception of God.

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Gaylynne Sword

glsword.com

Gaylynne lives with her family in the wine country of Northern California. She is passionate about telling real stories about real people and encouraging others to embrace the story they are living.

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Todd R. Vick

toddrvick.net

Todd R. Vick is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, event speaker, and ex-pastor. He has helped countless people achieve transformation through the renewing of their minds and the elimination of unhealthy religious beliefs.

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Nick Vleisides serves as a first responder chaplain with law enforcement and the fire service in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Skeeter Wilson


As a son of missionaries, Skeeter Wilson spent his first 18 years growing up in Kenya. He currently lives in Auburn, Washington with his wife.

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Jon Zens is an American author, speaker, scholar and theologian on Christian topics. Zens is best known for pioneering New Covenant Theology, which sees the entire Bible as a revelation of the gospel of grace fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

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