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Journalism | Board of Advisors

Meet the Advisory Members

Marvin Olasky

 

Dr. Marvin Olasky is a well-known conservative scholar, cultural commentator, and author. In addition to teaching and overseeing journalism internships at PHC, Dr. Olasky is the editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine

Dr. Olasky has authored many books and articles for major U.S. publications on topics including journalism and media, history, public policy, the sanctity of human life, and Christianity’s intersection with culture. His books include The Religions Next Door, Standing for Christ in a Modern Babylon, The American Leadership Tradition, Fighting for Liberty and Virtue, The Press and Abortion, Prodigal Press, and Echoes of Eden. His more than 2,500 articles and op-ed columns have appeared in publications ranging from WORLD and the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

Marvin Olasky
Lynn Vincent

Lynn Vincent

 

Lynn Vincent is a #1 New York Times best-selling writer of eleven nonfiction books with more than 16 million copies in print. Her best-known titles are Same Kind of Different as Me (with Ron Hall and Denver Moore) and Heaven is for Real (with Todd Burpo.) Her latest book, coauthored with Sara Vladic, is INDIANAPOLIS: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man (Simon & Schuster 2018.)

A U.S. Navy veteran, Lynn is also a veteran journalist and a former WORLD Magazine editor. Her investigative pieces have been cited before Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been profiled in major media outlets, including Newsweek and The New Yorker. She is an accomplished writing instructor and public speaker. Lynn lives in the mountains east of San Diego with Danny, her husband, and their three Labrador retrievers.

Russ Pulliam

 

Russ Pulliam is the Associate Editor of The Indianapolis Star, a member of the Patrick Henry College Board of Trustees, and Director of Pulliam Fellowship Program. In the past, he has been a reporter for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Springfield Union, The Indianapolis News, The Indianapolis Star, and the Associated Press. He is the author of Publisher: Gene Pulliam, Last of the Newspaper Titans. Pulliam has earned numerous journalistic awards and has his B.A. from Williams College. 

Russ Pullium
Michael Reneau

Michael Reneau

 

Michael Reneau is Editor of the Greenville Sun. In 2016 Editor & Publisher named him to its annual list of “25 under 35” journalists making a difference in the industry. He has held several newspaper positions and was communications director for Summit Ministries. He majored in Communication Arts: Journalism at Bryan College.

Joe Carter

 

Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, one of the largest Christian sites in the world, senior editor for the Acton Institute, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious LIberty Commission, editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible, and the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator. He serves as an elder at Grace Hill Church in Herndon, Virginia.

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Eric Ferrell

 

Eric Ferrell is Digital Media Coordinator at CNN, where he has worked since 2008. He graduated from Asbury University with a degree in broadcast journalism and from Auburn University with an M.A. in Political Science and Government. He and his family live in the Atlanta area.

Tim Goeglein

Tim Goeglein is Vice President for Government and External Relations at Focus on the Family in Washington DC. He served as Special Assistant and Deputy Director of The White House Office of Public Liaison to President George W. Bush, and was the President’s principal outreach contact for conservatives, think tanks, veteran’s groups, faith-based groups, and some of America’s leading cultural organizations.

Goeglein is the author of the evocative political memoir The Man in the Middle: Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush Era, which was published in September, 2011. His hobbies include reading, tennis, swimming, biking, and the fine arts. He has been married to Jenny for 26 years; they have two sons Tim and Paul; and they live in the Washington metropolitan area.

Tim Goeglein
Gracy Olmstead

Gracy Olmstead 

 

Gracy Olmstead (Class of 2013) was formerly Associate Editor of The American Conservative and Assistant Managing Editor of TheFederalist.com. She is an Idaho native who now writes frequently for The Week, National Review, Christianity Today, and many other publications. She lives west of Washington with her husband and daughter.

Chris Beach

 

Chris Beach (Class of 2010) is chief speechwriter for Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the EPA. He was formerly executive producer of Bill Bennett’s national radio show, Morning in America, and Editor of RealClearEducation.com. He now lives in Washington with his wife Allison and their golden retriever Ella.

Chris Beach
Raynel Knight

Raynel Knight

 

Raynel Knight (Class of 2007) worked many jobs in the field of the broadcast journalism, first as an on-air reporter, and then an assignments desk editor. She later produced her own half-hour program about the federal government on News Channel 8, and then became the noon newscast producer for ABC’s Washington affiliate, WJLA. She won a local Emmy in 2012. She currently lives near Washington D.C. with her husband, Jon, and their children.

Rachel Adams

 

Rachel Adams (Class of 2015) is Special Projects Coordinator at the Discovery Institute. While at PHC she interned at WORLD, where one of her stories won the Christian Life Missions Walker Journalism Award, and she still writes occasionally for WORLD. She lives near Seattle with her husband Blake.

Rachel Adams
Aimee Stauf

Aimee Stauf

 

Aimee Stauf (Class of 2015) is an Admissions Counselor at PHC, and is also the editor for the Commune Channel at Humane Pursuits. She interned with WORLD magazine as a web story writer and on the radio show The World and Everything in It. She also interned as a T.A. for Trinity Christian School’s yearbook class and worked as an editor and designer for the prayer ministry Breakthrough.

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