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Shelly Beach (shellybeach)
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a writer, but word on the street when I was young was that trying to support yourself writing was like trying to support yourself juggling. So I went for the big bucks and became a Christian school English teacher instead.

I met my husband Dan when he was working as a youth pastor making fifty bucks a week and living in a church basement, but I wasn’t daunted. He wrote wonderful poetry and had a yummy Yamaha 650. We crashed it on our second date, and I knew I was in love. For the past thirty years, Dan and I have worked together in churches and Christian schools. I eventually earned an M.R.E. from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1990) and, to my knowledge, was the only woman in that era who commuted to classes on her motorcycle.
Dr. Timothy Brown (timbrown)
Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Brown is currently the president of Western Theological Seminary. He graduated from Hope College in 1973 with a BA degree. He earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1976 and his Doctor of Ministry degree in 1992, both from Western Theological Seminary. Tim served as the pastor of Fellowship Reformed Church in Hudsonville, MI from 1976–1981. In 1981 he became Co-Pastor of the First Reformed Church of South Holland, IL until 1983 when he was installed as the Senior Minister of Christ Memorial Church in Holland, MI where he served until 1995.
Timothy Burns (TimothyBurns)
Timothy Burns has written professionally for 9 years.  Timothy's work explores cultural and political trends, and their collision with Christ-centered values. His writing digs into Christian living, apologetics, and the hidden personal benefits that often surface through personal suffering. His book, Forged in the Fire – Shaped by the Master. Was published in 2004. He's written over 900 articles for and contributed to 6 other nationally published books. He's the founder of Word Weavers of West Michigan, a thriving Christian Writer's Guild writing community that meets bimonthly across West Michigan.

Feel free to connect with Mr. Burns via email,or web site.
Ann Byle (Ann Byle)
Terry DeBoer (terrydeboer)
West Michigan Christian News
August 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months)

Monthly publication and web site with news, features, and information of interest to the West Michigan Christian community

Feature writer:
Muskegon Chronicle
April 1996 – Present (16 years 10 months)

Kalamazoo Gazette
July 1991 – Present (21 years 7 months)

beat includes convering contemporary Christian and Gospel music
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Grand Rapids Press
May 1988 – Present (24 years 9 months)
Jimmy Evans (jimmyevans)
Since founding MarriageToday in 1994, Jimmy and Karen Evans have encouraged and coached countless couples in building rewarding marriages and healthy homes. With more than 50% of unions in America ending in divorce, the Evans are committed to sharing proven truths that can make the most troubled marriage good, and any good marriage great. They bring more than 25 years experience equipping and teaching couples to MarriageToday's mission to restore the dream of marriage in America.
Kimberly Gleason (Kimberly)
Kimberly Gleason is the president of Grand Rapids-based Kimberly Gleason Coaching, and is a certified executive and leadership coach, life coach, professional speaker, author, and coach trainer. She partners with leaders and rising leaders who want to reach their potential, become more effective and successful, and who want to create an inspiring and innovative work environment. She also develops high performing teams. Through life coaching, she coaches Christians who want to live the extraordinary Christian life. She also gives presentations and workshops to non-profit organizations, businesses, associations, and churches on a variety of topics. She has been interviewed for Women’s Lifestyle Magazine, Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Press, and Take 5 TV. for more information about her coaching services, programs, workshops, or blog, go to
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L. James Harvey (ljamesharvey)
Dr. L. James Harvey is an honors graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan and has MA and PhD degrees from Michigan State University. He has been a dean, vice president, and college president as well as a senior vice president in an international management consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.

In retirement Dr. Harvey has begun a new career as a Christian writer and speaker. He has published 9 books with others in progress.
Jeff Honeyager (jeffhoneyager)
Debra Marcusse (debmarcusse)
Born at an early age, Deb survived childhood in deepest darkest Ottawa County (where the natives were restlessly re-creating the Low Country of her ancestors, only with more snow) and migrated to downtown Los Angeles at age 20. Culture shock indeed. This prepared her for any future shocks experienced as she lived in Australia (2 years total), Papua New Guinea (6 years), Africa (6 months), Europe (6 months), and travelled for shorter periods in places like India, Mexico, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, and Canada. Somehow all these travels as a language-recording missionary led her back to Grand Rapids, Michigan where she’s lived for the past 15 years. Currently she divides her time between WMCN, various proofreading and editing jobs, and being a deacon at her church. She’s recently come full circle geographically and moved out to Allendale, but feels her true Home is in Heaven with the Lord, which actual event she believes will be happening soon now!
Amelia Rhodes (Amelia Rhodes)
Amelia Rhodes lives in West Michigan with her husband and two young children. She is a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul's books Here Comes the Bride and Inspiration for Writers. Her essays have appeared on the Burnside Writers Collective and Catapult Magazine. Her first book, Isn’t it Time for a Coffee Break? Doing life together in an all-about-me kind of world encourages women to reach out to their communities and live an authentic life together.

Connect with Amelia at:
Twitter: @amrhodes
Dr. Rex M. Rogers (rexrogers)
Author, speaker, 34 years in Christian higher education, including last 17 as President of Cornerstone University. Now President, SAT-7 USA, the American office of SAT-7, Christian satellite television in the Middle East.

Where I grew up - Ohio
Companies I've worked for - Cornerstone University
Dan Seaborn (danseaborn)
Dan Seaborn is the founder of Winning At Home, Inc., an organization designed to assist and encourage people of all ages and stages of family development.

As a featured speaker at churches and large-scale events such as marriage conferences, corporate functions, and university assemblies, Dan Seaborn has earned recognition as a powerful and passionate communicator. Through practical illustrations and memorable real-life examples, he encourages individuals and families to lead Christ-centered homes.

In 1995, Dan founded Winning At Home, Inc., an organization that produces media resources and hosts special events to develop marriages and families. This includes the popular “Marriage Rendezvous” date night for couples.

Prior to founding Winning At Home, Dan was a Pastor at a large church in Michigan, where he and his youth group originated the “W.W.J.D.” bracelet craze. In addition, Dan has authored seven books and has established himself as a media personality on West Michigan television and on national radio. He and his wife Jane have four children and live in West Michigan, where Dan collects sports memorabilia and golfs as much as possible.
Holly Wilson (Holly)
Staff @ WMCN (WMCN)
The West Michigan Christian News is a non-denominational, Christ-centered, advertiser-supported monthly newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan by WMCN, LLC. It is unabashedly biased in its Christian presentation of news and views. It is also dedicated to the promotion of Christian unity by focusing on the 95 percent of the Christian faith on which all Christians agree while refusing to get drawn into controversies about the 5 percent on which we might differ.

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