Contributors

Melissa Greig

Managing Editor

Melissa is a creative who wants to use the time she has to invest in something that is bigger than herself; She is passionate about organizations that are fighting social injustice. She is always asking herself how she can use her creativity and abilities to encourage awareness and support of causes that she believes in.

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Hayley Swan

Editorial Assistant

Hayley believes the answer to tree swings and dance parties is always yes. She seeks to be a professional never-giver-upper, a forever learner, and an encourager of the discouraged. If someone was hiring for the position of Sugar Plum Fairy, she would apply. For now, she seeks to live a life that is marked by love and integrity and to find the sacred in the ordinary.

 

Elison Baird, Contributor

Elison Baird

Contributor

Elison Baird is an English teacher in Fresno, CA. After studying English at UCLA she realized how her passion for literature and compassionate heart for kids would lead her towards a life filled with inspiring generations of high schoolers. She reads books like some people check their Facebook, yet she seeks out adventures with those closest to her.

 

 

Nate Coleman

Contributor

Nathan Coleman is a UCLA grad, Talbot Seminary graduate, and a pastoral apprentice in Bakersfield, CA.  His call to vocational ministry came through God’s long prodding at his heart and a climactic mission experience in Australia.  He hopes to use his spiritual gifts to help all God’s sons and daughters enjoy Christ and fulfill their commission to bring His story to the world.

 

 

Lauren Grubaugh

Contributor

Lauren Grubaugh is a writer, translator and activist living in Los Angeles. She is currently working toward a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her dancing to Latin Jazz or serving at the Spanish service at All Saints Episcopal Church. Learn more about Lauren and contact her at her Website: www.laurengrubaugh.com.

 

Rafik Wahbi

Contributor

Rafik Wahbi is an Egyptian born immigrant who moved to the states when he was five. Some of his interests and hobbies are: Video games, Hip-hop, comic books, magic the gathering, playing drums, Dragon Ball Z, and Kendrick Lamar. Rafik graduated from UC Davis with a B.S in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and a minor in Religious Studies. He is currently working with LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control as a research analyst assistant. Rafik is very passionate about the issue of homelessness and how mental health and substance abuse interact with each other.

 

Alyssa Keene

Alyssa Keene

Contributor

Alyssa Keene is a UCLA graduate with a degree in Music and a minor in Global Studies. She debuted her professional music career as a classical trumpeter at the young age of 13, and has since played across the classical, jazz, pop, folk, and most recently, world music genres. God is calling her to use her gifts on the mission field; She desires to combine her two loves of music and culture to create a global impact. Alyssa is passionate about freedom, honesty, radical living, and heart expression. To learn more about Alyssa, visit her blog:alyssakeene.theworldrace.org

 

Carson Leith

Carson Leith

Contributor

Carson Leith is the Residential Dean at Carey Theological College and an M.Div. student at Regent College. He lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife Lauren. You can read his blog at carsonleith.com

 

 

 

Brandon Vasquez

Brandon Vasquez

Contributor

Brandon Vasquez is the High School Pastor at Fellowship Monrovia. He and his wife Michelle have a passion to love Jesus and His people.

 

 

 

 

photo Megan Sexton

Contributor

Megan spends most of her time writing and playing music in the indie/folk/rock band The Brave Kind. She hopes to tell stories that speak of the good, hard, hopeful, and true things of being human so that people might feel not so alone. In the process of learning how to be a real person she believes a good taco and a plunge into the nearest body of water can bring refreshment to the weariest of souls.

 

 

IMG_2739Kelsey Kammeraad

Contributor

Kelsey is an opera singer and proud Michigan native who resides in San Diego. A flickering candle, opera in her ears, and a journal in hand is the perfect Friday night. And nothing compares to the sizzle of a cast iron skillet or the excitement of a good drumline. She believes true gratitude is in noticing the little things, and she has found beauty in expressing her Joy Jitters on her blog: joyjitters.wordpress.com.

 

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Contributor

Mollie likes to whistle while she works, jump in puddles, and shuffle cards. She has a degree in International Peace studies, currently pours cups of coffee love, and is seeking ways to integrate passions for creating community, being outdoors, and deeply pursuing issues of justice.

 

 

 

 

11013331_10206586931088653_6434066383668691162_nPaige Harris

Contributor

Paige is a nature enthusiast who enjoys the beauty of simplicity. She is a fourth grade teacher fueled by coffee and essential oils. She dabbles in songwriting, journaling, gardening, camping and minimalism. From October 2016 to September 2017, Paige is serving in 11 countries with The World Race. Follow her journey at: paigeharris.theworldrace.org

 

 

 

 

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Contributor

Taylor is an assistant pastor at Soul Survivor, a church in the outskirts of London, England. She is an explorer, a seeker of beauty and has a heart for investing in her community. While she isn’t tending to her church, she can be found adventuring around Europe searching for the next opportunity to experience more of God’s beautiful creation.