Who We Are

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR: John Shore
DESIGN DIRECTOR AND MANAGING EDITOR: Dan Wilkinson
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA: Christy Caine
FEATURES EDITOR: Mindy Carney
ASSOCIATE AND FEATURED WRITER: Don Burrows, Buzz Dixon
ASSOCIATE AND CONTRIBUTING WRITER: Aliza Worthington, Ken Leonard, Sylvie King Parris, Kristi Outler Byrd


John ShoreJohn Shore

John Shore founded Unfundamentalist Christians. He is also co-founder of The Not All Like That (NALT) Christians Project. His blog is here. His website is JohnShore.com

Dan WilkinsonDan Wilkinson

Dan is a writer, graphic designer and IT specialist. He lives in Montana, is married and has two cats. He blogs at CoolingTwilight.com

Christy CaineChristy Caine

Christy Caine, head admin and primary commenter/responder on the Unfundamentalist Christians Facebook page, is a writer, advocate, and mom of boys. She is interested in justice, compassion, and where the worlds of faith and politics collide. She blogs at Leap of Fate, and is currently writing a spiritual memoir.

Mindy CarneyMindy Carney

Carney’s primary purpose in life is raising her two daughters to adulthood—but they’re almost there! As her first flies the nest this fall, she’ll continue to focus on her various other careers: editor, teaching assistant and jewelry maker. Misused apostrophes are liable to find themselves retooled as cool earrings, so look out. Mindy finds herself on a lifelong spiritual journey, and feels blessed to have found the vibrant, loving and intelligent community at Unfundamental Christians.

Don M. BurrowsDon M. Burrows

Don M. Burrows is a former journalist and current college preparatory school teacher. Don holds a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from the University of Minnesota. A former Christian fundamentalist, Don is now a member of the United Church of Christ and contends most firmly that the Bible cannot be read or explored without appreciating its ancient, historical context. Don lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two young children. Don blogs at Nota Bene.

Buzz DixonBuzz Dixon

He outraged parents, ticked off networks, and delighted young fans with thought-provoking classic episodes of G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Batman. Writer/editor/publisher Buzz Dixon, who created the Christian manga category in publishing when he launched the bestselling Serenity graphic novel series, continues to create new stories and concepts for Young Adult readers as well as blog at length on writing, comics, and Christianity at BuzzDixon.com.

Aliza WorthingtonAliza Worthington

Brooklyn-bred, Baltimore by choice, music snob, history nerd, family-obsessed, friend-dependent, amateur glassblower, passable dancer, reluctant cook, Larry David freak, rabid Mets and Orioles fan, writer/publisher at The Worthingon Post, contributor at The Broad Side, and now, resident Jew (read, of course: doesn’t subscribe to UC’s first tenet) at Unfundamentalist Christians. Sometimes her writing follows The Seinfeld Model of “no learning, no hugging.” Other times it involves lots of both.

Ken LeonardKen Leonard

Ken Leonard, of Farmington, New Hampshire, is the greatest dad in the history of people having dads.

Sylvie King ParrisSylvie King Parris

Sylvie spent the first part of her life in the Worldwide Church of God, also known as the Armstrong Movement. She began to tap into her creativity soon after leaving that church as a means to deal with the changes in her faith, the events of her life, and to get the stories out of her head. Following a long marriage to a man with abusive tendencies, Sylvie has married the love of her life, and her family has grown to include five children, six grandchildren, as well as two cats. Sylvie blogs at It’s a Mis-fit.

Kristi Outler ByrdKristi Outler Byrd

Kristi O. Byrd is, in the main, an unpaid chauffeur, being an at-home mother of four daughters. She has a B.A. in history from Texas A&M University and has worked as a teacher, a CPS investigator/caseworker, and a journalist. She is a voracious reader and a recovering fundamentalist.

 


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