Christine Misner grew up in northeastern Missouri, but now lives and works in central Illinois. She loves to write, travel, and discuss politics. You can follow her on Twitter @LCMisner.
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of the weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America”. Ron is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (www.narlo.org), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, acting as an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. Affiliated NARLO website is “Old Timers Resisting High Tech” (http://www.otrht.com). Ron can be reached for comment at [email protected] Website: http://www.narlo.org
Terrell Clemmons worked in software development for several years before graduating to full time marriage, motherhood, and household management. She lives in Indiana and writes on apologetics, culture, and matters of faith.
You can follow her on Twitter at: @terrellclemmons
Dr. Jerry Newcombe
Dr. Jerry Newcombe serves as the senior producer and as an on-air host and a columnist for D. James Kennedy Ministries. Jerry has produced or co-produced more than 70 one hour television specials that have aired nationwide. Jerry is the author or co-author of 31 books, at least two of which have been bestsellers, George Washington’s Sacred Fire (with Dr. Peter Lillback) and What If Jesus Had Never Been Born? (with Dr. Kennedy) . Jerry has also written Doubting Thomas? The Life and Legacy of Thomas Jefferson (with Mark Beliles).
Jerry has appeared on numerous talk shows as a guest, including Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher (4x), Janet Parshall’s America, Point of View, the Moody radio network, TBN, the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Channel, C-Span2’s “Book Notes,” etc. Jerry hosts a weekly radio program called “Vocal Point” on GraceNetRadio (www.GraceNetRadio.com), which is a “meeting of the minds.” (The broadcasts are also individually posted at jerrynewcombe.com) His latest books are American Amnesia (Nordskog Publishing, 2018) and A New Birth of Freedom (D. James Kennedy Ministries, 2019).
Jerry is an associate minister at New Presbyterian Church, Wilton Manors, FL. Jerry is happily married with two children and three grandchildren. The Newcombes reside in South Florida. You can follow him on Twitter @NewcombeJerry
Jenna is a Christian, 16-year-old homeschooled high school sophomore, an avid reader, an enthusiastic follower of DailyWire.com, fan of the Chicago Cubs and an aspiring writer. She is also the oldest daughter of IFI’s Dave Smith. You can follow her on Twitter at @Evenstar13
Stacy McDonald is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur; but, most importantly, she is a mother, grandmother, and wife of a retired pastor. Originally from Houston, Texas, Stacy now lives with her family in a small farming community in Illinois.
Timothy J. Dailey
Timothy J. Dailey has senior-level research and writing experience with major Christian ministries, including working in the public policy arena in Washington DC. He has been a writer and editor of commentaries for a nationally-syndicated radio program. He has taught on the college-level both at home and abroad, including eight years in Israel teaching the historical, geographical, and archaeological background of the Bible. Dr. Dailey’s many books draw upon insights which are drawn from the author’s extensive training, including a Ph.D. in Religion and Ethics, as well as experiences gained through more than a decade of overseas cross-cultural ministry. Having lived in Europe and the Middle East, he is uniquely qualified to address biblical and theological topics from a historical and multicultural perspective. Dr. Dailey and his Swiss wife Rebekka have five grown children.
Wendy Wilson is a teacher and writer in Nashville, Tennessee. A Michigan native, she earned a bachelor’s degree at Valparaiso University in Indiana and a master’s degree at Union University in Tennessee. She is a former newspaper reporter who as a freelancer writes about family issues, religion, education, and immigration.
Dr. Joey Krol
Dr. Joey Krol is a husband, father and the senior pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Decatur. He is also radio host, author and a licensed Christian Counselor. Dr. Krol’s books At the King’s Feet and Common Misunderstandings about God, Jesus and the Bible can be found on Amazon here.
Jonathan Lewis is husband to Linnea, and Daddy to Patrick, Timothy, Katherine, and Benjamin. He is a writer, speaker, and self-employed graphic designer. You can reach him at [email protected].
Jonathon Clay de Hale
Jonathon is a disciple of Jesus Christ, a husband, father and longtime Illinois resident who observes and comments on political and cultural trends.
I have been a registered nurse since 1969 and currently I am a spokesperson for the National Association of Prolife Nurses (www.nursesforlife.org). I have also been a past President of Missouri Nurses for Life and past co-chair of the St. Louis Archdiocesan Respect Life Committee.
In 2015, I was honored to receive the People of Life award from the US Catholic Conference of Bishops.
After working in critical care, hospice, home health, oncology, dialysis and other specialties for 45 years, I am currently working as a legal nurse consultant (www.valkogroupalnc.com) and volunteer.
I have served on medical and nursing ethics committees and give speeches and workshops around the country on medical ethics issues. I have also served on the board of the Saint Louis Down Syndrome Association in the past and I am still active in the field of disability advocacy. I have worked as a volunteer for children with disabilities, people with severe brain injuries, and bereaved parents.
I have also appeared on many radio and television shows on various medical, ethical and pro-life topics and I have written on these topics for The National Catholic Register, The National Catholic Bioethics Center, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, First Things magazine, Magnificat and other publications. I have been a long-time contributing editor for Voices magazine, a publication of Woman for Faith and Family (www.wf-f.org)
I have personally cared for many relatives with a variety of physical or mental disabilities, including my mother with Alzheimer’s and terminal cancer and a daughter, Karen, who was born with Down Syndrome and a severe heart defect. Although both are now deceased, the influence of my mother and daughter has positively motivated my activities in medical ethics and working for greater support for people and families dealing with such issues as disabilities, chronic illness and terminal conditions.
In 1984 after our Karen’s death, I suffered a miscarriage at 10-12 weeks. My 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter were devastated and since we did not know the sex, I had them each pick a name. Naming Jeff Candy helped but then they questioned why that baby did not have a funeral like their sister. Good question!
I brought this up to my mentor Fr. Joe Naumann (now archbishop of Kansas City) when he headed the St. Louis Archdiocesan Pro-Life Committee and the next thing I knew, I wound up on a committee. Now we have “The Order for the Naming and Commendation for an Infant Who Died Before Birth“ (copyright 1989). I am so proud of the results of my children’s long-ago question!
I was divorced for 20 years (and after an annulment) before marrying my wonderful husband Kevin Scannell in June, 2008 and we live in St. Louis, Mo. Together, we are blessed with 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
In 2009, I lost my beautiful 30 year old daughter Marie to suicide and in 2012, Kevin and I lost our 6 year old grandson Noah to a rare autoimmune disease called HLH.
Chris Iverson assists pro-life leaders to strategize, organize and mobilize for effective advocacy. In 2016, Chris led the effort in the Chicago area to reach 8.8 million views of the message “Abortion Takes Human Life.” He began his pro-life work in 2004. He has organized pro-life overpasses, pro-life billboards, sidewalk counselling and a variety of protest events. He has been interviewed for radio, television and print news.
Chris was a pro-choice atheist until the age of 20 when, after discussing the topic of abortion with a friend, he became a pro-life atheist. Later, Chris became an evangelical Christian. These experiences help him understand his audience and convey the pro-life message in a manner that is accessible to a broad audience.
Chris serves as a board member of the Pro-life Action League, as Vice President of Chicago Pro-life Future, as co-leader of LIVE PRO LIFE and as a writer for Illinois Family Institute.
Richard M. Hartian
Richard Hartian is a board member for Illinois Family Action, a husband and father of 4. He is a business man and Christian blogger who blogs at Hartian.com.
You can also follow Richard on Twitter: @RichardHartian
Oliver has lived in Illinois for decades. He wasn’t born here, but got here as fast as he could. He found his bride at church and still adores her. Together they’ve raised three children to successful adulthood.
Oliver sees that even today the Bible speaks authoritatively on society, its government and its laws. He hopes that through these articles you will be encouraged to also think along these lines.