Brian Brown loves building the institutions, habits, and networks that make people thrive. He is the founder of Humane Pursuits, where he writes a featured column and edits the Give channel. He started his consulting company, Narrator, to help great mission-driven organizations modernize and grow. He lives with his wife Christina and son Edmund in Colorado Springs, where they mix cocktails, hunt for historic architecture, and see how many people they can squeeze into their house for happy hour.
Anne Snyder is currently living in Houston, Texas, where she is studying the assimilation patterns of the city’s growing immigrant population while also working for the Laity Lodge Leadership Initiative. She has started a biweekly column for the Orange County Register and freelances elsewhere. Before moving to Houston she worked in the Op-Ed department of The New York Times in Washington, DC, and before that at World Affairs Journal and the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Originally from Boston but given the cross-cultural bug from a childhood spent in Hong Kong and Australia, she holds a B.A. from Wheaton College (IL) and an M.A. from Georgetown University.
Jace is a life-long Texan and is currently a JD candidate at Stanford Law School. Before heading out to California he served in the Air Force, taught AP Calculus in Honduras, studied at the John Jay Institute for Faith, Society and Law (www.johnjayinstitute.org), and earned his B.A. in Government and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys all things old and dust-covered, and his favorite pastime is reading to his wife, son, and daughter.
Play channel editor
Liz Horst has a degree in English literature and currently works as a Suzuki violin teacher. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two toddlers and enjoys stealing away, now and then, to an easy chair with a good book.
Pray channel editor
Jody Byrkett lives in picturesque Colorado where she enjoys hiking by sunshine or by starlight, foggy mornings and steaming mugs of tea, reading classic literature and theological essays, studying words and their origins, and practising the art of hospitality. (She also has a habit of spelling things ‘Britishly’.)
Create channel editor
Emily Cardé currently works as a resident director at a small liberal arts college in northern Virginia. She studied literature in college and has a deep love for adventure, friendship, beauty, and music. She sees creativity as a foundational human experience with a remarkable knack for bringing people together.
Emily is also the co-founder of The Cellary, an interview-based music blog.
Work channel editor
Christy Janssen said she would never grow up to be a writer or an editor. So naturally, she now works in organizational readiness strategy and communications at a large poverty-focused non-profit and edits the Work channel of Humane Pursuits. She has too many hobbies, regularly says”yes” to more things than any reasonable person should, and is always thankful for how beautiful her life has become because of it. She, her husband, and their foster children live in the shadow of Pikes Peak.
Social Media Editor: Instagram and Pinterest
Marlene is a lover of literature, Latin, and dusty old things. She is currently studying at the Thomas More College in New Hampshire, where she is pursuing a degree in the liberal arts. When she is not glued to a book or writing a paper, she can be found in her natural habitat (that is, coffee shops), wearing vintage clothes and enjoying the nectar of the gods.
Social Media Editor: Facebook and Twitter
Ethan Pyle is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University where he studied theology, literature, and his favorite author, J.R.R. Tolkien. Inquisitive and amiable, he never wants to stop learning
and loves to meet and learn from new people. He hoards books, meaning he never has enough bookshelves, and cherishes a dream of one day visiting Finland. He blogs at Refracted Light.