Meet GFM’s Team
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.
Cliff is the media producer at GFM. He worked since 2000 at EthicsDaily.com (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.
John is executive editor and publisher at GFM. He has served as editor of Nurturing Faith Journal (formerly Baptists Today) since February 2000. Previously, he was managing editor of The Christian Index. A former campus minister at Kennesaw State University and then Georgia Tech, he is a graduate of Berry College, Southeastern Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. He lives in Gainesville, Georgia.
Bruce is the managing editor of publishing and the Experiences coordinator at Good Faith Media. He is a historian (Ph.D. Auburn University, emphases in American History and Islamic History), an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) history instructor at Montana State University and other Rocky Mountain region universities, and an award-winning author of nine books. His current book projects include a historical analysis of Christian nationalism and a history of U.S. presidents and public religion. He is a featured historian in the television documentary, “American Built: Yellowstone National Park.” Bruce is also an award-winning nature photographer. He lives near Bozeman, Montana.
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.
Zach is the managing editor for news and opinion at GFM. He was managing editor at EthicsDaily.com from 2013-2020, and served on staff in two local Baptist churches from 2008-2012. Zach holds a B.A. from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a M.Div. from Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He lives in a suburb of Austin, Texas.
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.
Jackie is senior copy editor for Nurturing Faith Journal and Nurturing Faith books and also handles customer service for NF books. She previously served for 20 years as managing editor of Baptists Today / Nurturing Faith. A former teacher and church staff minister, she holds three education degrees (M.Ed, Georgia College; M.R.E., Southern Seminary; B.S., Georgia Southern College). She and her husband Dan live in Macon, Georgia.
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.
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, (Cole, 23 and Tanner, 20), baking, traveling, lazy evenings by the pool, and playing faithful servant to the real queen of the house, her 175lb great dane, Charlie.
Alyssa is a contributing correspondent for GFM. She has served as a pastor in churches in Georgia and DC, holds a B.A. from Samford University and a M.Div. from Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology where she discovered her love of writing, and lives in DC with her favorite person Nick.
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.
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.
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.
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.