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Chelsea Zimmerman, Editor-in-Chief, and Editor for the Life Issues and Bioethics category, is a former board member of Missouri Right to Life. Chelsea is also a managing editor for Ignitum Today and Catholic Stand. She often writes and speaks about life issues and Catholic spirituality and has been featured on EWTN’s Life on the Rock. Last year she started the pro-life video series BioTalk. Her blog is Reflections of a Paralytic.
Mary Kochan, Editor-at-Large, is a former Senior Editor for CatholicExchange. Mary was raised as a third-generation Jehovah’s Witness, and worked her way backwards through the Protestant Reformation to enter the Catholic Church on Trinity Sunday, 1996. Mary has spoken in many settings, to groups large and small, on the topic of destructive cultism and has been a guest on both local and national radio programs. To have Mary speak at your event, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele Marie, Associate Editor for the Poetry category, is a freelance writer and married mother of five. She began writing poetry while serving in the military, in Germany, in the 1980’s. You can read more of her poems on her new blog where she also writes about writing and life in general.
E. L. Core, Associate Editor for the Politics category, joined the Catholic Church at age 17, having been raised a Methodist. With a B.S. in Math & Computer Science, he has been on the Internet since 1995, and from 2002 through 2009 published “The Blog from the Core“. A lifelong bibliophile, he enjoys poetry, theology, history, biography, and psychology.
Terri Kimmel, Associate Editor for the Catholic Family category, is wife to a great man and mother to his nine adorable and gifted children. She homeschools, keeps a kitchen worm bin, and bumbles at needlework and gardening. While looking forward to the joys of grandparenting, she continues to pray for at least one son to become a priest. She studies foreign language online and shamelessly strains to understand the Spanish she hears at the grocery store, hoping La Virgen de Guadalupe, her mother, is pleased.
Amy Bonaccorso, Associate Editor for the Business and Work section, is a life coach and award-winning author of How to Get to ‘I Do’ – A Dating Guide for Catholic Women. She regularly appears on Catholic media outlets and led a successful decade-long career in the federal government as a communications professional before leaving to have her son. You can read more about her at www.amybonaccorso.com.
Mariella Hunt, Associate Editor for Book and Movie Reviews, is an aspiring author and avid blogger. When she was baptized at age eleven, her life became rich with adventure and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is her Prince Charming and the Catholic Church her home. She can often be found sipping coffee, or with her nose in a book. Other fond pastimes are daydreaming and blogging at her website. She hopes for publication soon.
Jann FritzHuspen has been a Secular Franciscan for twenty-five years. She home educated her four children who are now adults, and has one granddaughter. She has a bachelors of science in Landscape Architecture and a Masters degree in Speech Communication.
Katherine Andes, SEO consultant, is a writer specializing in custom content for websites and co-author of Friendly Defenders apologetic flashcards. Ramp up your business’ online impact with her weekly Easy Web Tips.
- Mary Biever, social media consultant, is a computer coach and speaker who blogs about computers, technology, social media, and how they impact family and faith. Read Mary’s tips on how to evangelize using social media.
Greg Schlueter is an award-winning movie producer, writer, speaker and movement leader. His recent movie, Heart Speaks to Heart from Heaven: The Newman Miracle Story, was first showcased on EWTN and CatholicTV, and appears as a grand opening feature on the front page of CatholicLane. The Newman miracle continues for Greg and his wife, stepping out in faith to lead Catholic families to image the Holy Trinity. Find out more and learn how you can support Greg’s apostolate at ImageTrinity.com. More multi-media collaborations between Greg and CatholicLane are to come.
Heidi Bratton, a columnist, author, and speaker specializing in Catholic family life supplies Catholic Lane with articles and fresh, photographic images. Trained as a photojournalist Heidi uses her own, award-winning photography to illustrate her Celebrate series of children’s board books and her devotional books for Christian parents. She also maintains her own portrait and stock photography business specializing in children and families, outdoor seasonal images, animals, and church architecture. Heidi can be reached through her website at www.heidibratton.com.
Patti Armstrong has published hundreds of newspaper, magazine and website articles and authored 9 books. Mark Armstrong worked as an award-winning broadcast journalist for 30 years before taking a job in state government. He co-authored “Amazing Grace for Fathers” and gives talks on “Our Lady of Guadalupe” and “The Shroud of Turin”. Patti and Mark review movies, interview notable people, and report on newsworthy conferences of interest to Catholics.