Meet GFM’s Team

Leadership Council

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Mitch Randall

Mitch is the chief executive officer of Good Faith Media. Before joining GFM, he was the executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics. In addition, he pastored churches in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma for over 20 years, and he holds a Master’s of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Mitch is a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation with his ancestors reaching back to the McIntosh and Childers clans. He is married to Missy Randall and they reside in Norman, Oklahoma. They have two adult sons.

Social media: Facebook  |  Twitter 

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Craig Nash

Craig Nash is the senior editor at GFM. He oversees all the daily news and opinion content and the publication of Nurturing Faith Journal. He previously was the media and communications director for the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and has experience in ministry, retail book management, and student life. Craig holds degrees from East Texas Baptist University and Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He lives in Waco, Texas.


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Starlette Thomas

Starlette is director of the Raceless Gospel Initiative, associate editor, the host of the Good Faith Media podcast “The Raceless Gospel,” and a member of the the Good Faith Media strategic advisory board. An ordained Baptist minister, Thomas has served previously in both local churches and denominational entities.

Social Media: Twitter

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Cliff Vaughn

Cliff is the media producer at GFM. He worked since 2000 at (Baptist Center for Ethics) making videos, feature and short documentaries and podcasts. Cliff holds a BA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, an MA from Auburn University and a PhD from Bowling Green State University. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two children.

Social media: Twitter


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Tony Cartledge

Tony is contributing editor and weekly curriculum writer for Nurturing Faith Journal and Bible Studies, and as a weekly columnist for GFM. He has taught at Campbell University Divinity School since 2007, authoring both academic and popular articles, along with a dozen books as sole author and three others as co-author. Previously, Tony was Editor/President of the North Carolina Biblical Recorder, and served as pastor of five churches during a 26-year period. He has served actively with the Baptist World Alliance since 2005.

Social Media: Twitter

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Missy Randall

Missy serves as the Experiences and Events Coordinator for GFM, though she prefers the title of Cruise Director (*cue Love Boat theme). When she is not busy working behind the scenes to help bring GFM experiences and projects to life, she enjoys basking in the glory of having raised two (mostly) delightful, well adjusted humans, baking, traveling, and lazy evenings by the pool.


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Stephanie Brueggeman

Stephanie serves as our Information & Subscriptions Manager. She handles all things regarding our Nurturing Faith Journal subscription services and data management. Her background in Project Management, Research,Training, Compliance and CRM have made her an asset to GFM. In her free time Stephanie enjoys photography, listening to music, going on dates with her husband and binge watching tv shows. Stephanie currently resides in Texas with her husband, 2 children and their dog Luna.



Cally Chisholm
Cally Chisholm

Cally is creative coordinator for publishing and marketing at GFM. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Missouri Southern State University and her Associate of Arts degree from Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. Cally was an Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern with GFM for the summer of 2021.


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Roderious Phillips

Roderious Phillips is the Associate Media Producer for GFM. He is a native of Shaw MS. He graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelors in Journalism and a Minor in Media Studies. He loves filmmaking, photography and spending time with his dog Lailah.


Contributing Correspondents

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Randall Balmer

Randall is an Episcopal priest who is the John Phillips Professor in Religion at Dartmouth College. He is the author of more than a dozen books, and his commentaries appear in newspapers across the country.


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Amy Butler

Amy is founder of Invested Faith. She previously served as pastor of several churches, including as the seventh senior minister and first woman at the helm of The Riverside Church in the City of New York. Amy holds degrees from Baylor University, the International Baptist Theological Seminary and Wesley Theological Seminary.


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Kali Cawthon-Freels

Kali is a bivocational pastor, writer and spiritual director based in Atlanta, Georgia, who currently serves as the Pastor of Congregational Care at The Faith Community and works as a Spiritual Director at Reclamation Theology. She is the author of Reclamation: A Queer Pastor’s Guide to Finding Spiritual Growth in the Passages Used to Harm Us (Nurturing Faith Books), and a contributing correspondent at Good Faith Media.

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Wendell Griffen

Wendell is pastor at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, a retired state court trial judge, a trustee of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, author of one book and three blogs, and a consultant on cultural competency and inclusion.

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Miguel De La Torre

Miguel is professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, and a contributing correspondent at Good Faith Media.


Justin Cox

Justin Cox is an ordained minister, late-night baker, and displaced Southerner. He received his theological education from Campbell University, Wake Forest University School of Divinity and is enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at McAfee School of Theology. Along with his work at Good Faith Media, Cox is a regular columnist at Baptist News GlobalThe Christian Citizen, and Salvation South where his writing often engages the intersectionality of food and faith. He currently resides in New England with his family. His thoughts and opinions are his own.


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Johnna Ryan

Johnna Ryan is a rising sophomore at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is pursuing a major in English and a minor in Creative Writing, with plans to expand her graduate studies into Classics . She is an aspiring author and novelist, and a currently published poet. She is the Summer 2024 Ernest C. Hynds Jr. intern at Good Faith Media