Justin Wise

Posted on February 25th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Justin Wise

JUSTIN WISE is a social media strategist focused on helping people get results from their social media strategy. He is a founding partner of SOME Company, a social marketing agency. Justin has also earned an MDiv, worked at a large church, trained Church communicators, and taught on the college level. He lives in Des Moines, IA (by choice) with his wife and two children. Connect with him at

Allison Vesterfelt

Posted on March 19th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Allison Vesterfelt

ALLISON VESTERFELT is a writer, thinker, dreamer and the managing editor of Prodigal Magazine, an online platform for storytellers. Her book, Packing Light, came out in September 2013.

Ally is passionate about helping people live and tell good stories. She is from Portland, Oregon but lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Darrell.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Posted on March 19th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy and is studying for an M.Phil. in Christian Ethics at Oxford University.  He has explored the relationships between evangelicalism and politics and the generational shifts in evangelicalism.

He is the author of Earthen Vessels:  Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith, in which he explores how Christian theology shapes our thinking about issues like human sexuality, tattoos, and death. His work has appeared at the Washington Post, CNN, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Relevant, The City, and various other places.  He lives in Oxford with his wife.

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Paul Angone

Posted on March 19th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Paul Angone

Paul Angone is the author of 101 Secrets for Your Twenties, as well as a speaker, humorist, story-teller, and founder of – a place for those asking “what now?” His article 21 Secrets for your 20′s, on which his book is based, has been read by over 700,000 people in 190 countries. Paul received his Bachelor’s in Communication Studies at Westmont College and his Master’s in Organizational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, and their two beautiful girls.

Justin Buzzard

Posted on November 15th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Justin Buzzard

JUSTIN BUZZARD is founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church, a new church in Silicon Valley. He speaks widely, writes at, and is the author of Date Your Wife and Why Cities Matter. Justin and his wife, Taylor, live in Silicon Valley with their three sons: Cru, Hudson, and Gus.

Visit Justin’s website at or find him on Twitter @JustinBuzzard.

Matt Appling

Posted on November 15th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Matt Appling

[gn_pullquote align=”right”]Trivia about Matt: Matt studied Graphic Design in college and delivered phone books door-to-door during the summers. [/gn_pullquote]MATT APPLING teaches Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade art, as well as high school art history.  He has taught and ministered in a variety of school and church settings.  He has also been a popular blogger for four years, as the author of, as a syndicated columnist at, and as a featured contributor to many other online publications.  Matt lives with his wife, Cheri in Kansas City, Missouri.

Hear more from Matt online at or find him on Twitter @MattTCoNP.

Scott McClellan

Posted on October 23rd, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Scott McClellan

Scott McClellan is the Communications Pastor at Irving Bible Church and an active voice in the conversation about church communication, creativity, and technology. Scott lives with his wife and two young daughters in the Dallas area where they are involved with Tapestry, a ministry to adoptive and foster families.

Visit Scott at or follow him on Twitter: @ScottMcClellan.

Paul and Carson Nyquist

Posted on October 23rd, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Paul and Carson Nyquist

DR. PAUL NYQUIST is a Baby Boomer. He is the ninth president of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nyquist (Th.M., Ph.D.) has also served in missions, as a local pastor, and as a professor. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married for over 30 years and are the parents of four grown children.

CARSON NYQUIST is a Millennial. He is a pastor, a photographer, and a storyteller. He is a recent graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Maggie, live in Colorado.

Sarah Cunningham

Posted on September 15th, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Sarah Cunningham

SARAH CUNNINGHAM is an idea junkie who blogs about creativity and collaboration. In addition to writing books, she happily sinks her imagination into events and projects that attempt to stir extraordinary things in a sometimes too-ordinary world.

Her current pet projects include STORY and People of the Second Chance.

Sarah is a quirky person of faith, also known as the “skinny white girl” who teaches urban teens and as the chief servant to the bossy 2 year old emperor, Justus. She lives with Justus, Coach Cunningham, and their manic Jack Russell terrier, Wrigley, in “Prison City” (nicknamed such because it is home to one of the largest correctional facilities in the world).

Hear more from Sarah at or find her on Twitter @SarahCunning.

Tyler Braun

Posted on August 23rd, by npernia in Authors. Comments Off on Tyler Braun

Trivia About Tyler: He’s hit a hole-in-one on a REAL golf course.

Tyler Braun is a 20-something worship pastor. After graduating from college with a business degree, Tyler decided to pursue a life of serving God through church ministry. When Tyler isn’t playing music or writing, he enjoys exploring the city, training for distance running races, and biking around town.

Tyler lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Rose. You can connect with him online at or follow him on Twitter @tylerbraun.


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