Ashley E. McGuire
Ashley writes and speaks widely about religious freedom, Catholicism, and women. She has appeared on CNN, CNN International, CBS News, Fox News, PBS, The History Channel, HuffPo Live, ABC/Yahoo News Live, EWTN, and the BBC, and her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, First Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and the Huffington Post, among others. She is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post's religion blog, On Faith, and to National Review Online.She is the founder and editor-in-chief of AltCatholicah, a web magazine devoted to the exploration of faith and gender, a 2011 recipient of the Phillips Foundation Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship, and the first ever Richard John Neuhaus Fellow at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.
Alexi Sargeant is a playwright and director who studied at Yale University. He is assistant editor at First Things magazine. His writing has been published in First Things, Commonweal, The American Conservative, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Abby W. Schachter
Abby W. Schachter, a Pittsburgh-based writer and blogger (Captain Mommy). Her latest book is No Child Left Alone: Getting the government out of parenting. She contributes to the Weekly Standard, Acculturated, Reason, the New York Post, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Abby is a senior fellow at the Inependent Women's Forum. She's appeared on Fox & Friends and CSPAN's Morning Edition. When not working, Abby spends her days in Iron City raising four children with her artist husband Ben Schachter.
Brian M. Carney
Brian M. Carney is Rivada Networks' Senior Vice President for Corporate Comminications of Rivada Networks. He is the co-author with Prof. Isaac Getz of "Freedom, Inc." (Crown Business, 2009), also published in French as “Liberte & Cie,” by Fayard and reprinted by Flammarion.Brian was a member of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board from 2004-2014 and editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe’s editorial page from 2004-2005 and 2009-2014. His interview with Nestle Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was included in the Columbia Journalism Review's "Best Business Writing 2012."In 2009, Brian won the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary, America’s most prestigious business-journalism prize, for his coverage of the financial crisis. In 2003, he received the Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism for his writings on the European economy.
Bryan Dik, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Colorado State University and cofounder and chief science officer of jobZology. He conducts research in the area of career development, and is coauthor of Make Your Job a Calling and coeditor of Psychology of Religion and Workplace Spirituality and Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace. Bryan contributes to the Vocation Vocation Vocation blog for Psychology Today, and is a former music writer. He and his wife and four young sons live in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Bethany Mandel is a writer on politics and culture and a stay-at-home mom to two under two in New Jersey.
Brandon McGinley is a 2010 graduate of Princeton University. He writes from Pittsburgh, where he works for the Pennsylvania Family Institute and lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in Public Discourse, The Federalist, Fare Forward, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Catholic, and the Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Bre is a staff writer for The Federalist where she writes about politics and culture. She used to work as a reporter for Watchdog.org, where she covered education and Virginia politics.
Carrie Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum. She and her husband live with their five children in Berlin.
Chelsea Samelson is a freelance writer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the owner of Moondough Bakery and a recent graduate of Hillsdale College.
Dave Taylor is a long time media commentator and writer, with a focus on consumer electronics and technology. He holds a Masters degree in Education and an MBA and has published over twenty books. A single father to two teens and a tween, he also moonlights as a film and media critic and calls Boulder, Colorado home.
Jack Butler is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan V. Last
Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard. His writings have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Post, the Claremont Review of Books, First Things, the Week, Salon, Slate, TV Guide, and elsewhere.
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
Melissa Langsam Braunstein, a former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, is now a freelance writer in Washington, DC. Her recent writing can be found at her website.
Mark Hemingway is a Senior Writer for The Weekly Standard. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, MTV.com, Reason and numerous other publications. Prior to joining The Weekly Standard, he worked at The Washington Examiner, National Review, Market News International, and USA Today. He has appeared on C-Span's "Washington Journal", CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio's "All Things Considered'. He was the recipient of a Gold Award journalism fellowship from the Phillips Foundation in 2003 and was a Global Prosperity Initiative fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in 2003 and 2004. Originally from Bend, Oregon, he now lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife Mollie Ziegler Hemingway and two daughters.
Mark Judge is a journalist and filmmaker. His books include A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock 'n' Roll and Damn Senators: My Grandfather and the Story of Washington's Only World Series Championship. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Daily Caller. He writes a weekly column for Real Clear Books and is the producer of Whittaker Chambers: A Documentary Film, which is now in production.
Micah Meadowcroft is an editorial assistant for The American Conservative magazine in Washington, D.C. A recent graduate of Hillsdale College, he has also written for The American Spectator and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Like Odysseus, he is wandering the earth for a season away from home in the Pacific Northwest.
Matthew Schmitz is deputy editor of First Things.
Mark is the Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt and a Shillman Fellow at the Horowitz Freedom Center. He writes about pop culture and politics for Acculturated, FrontPage Magazine, The Federalist, The New Criterion, and elsewhere. As a screenwriter, Mark has worked on numerous films including co-writing the award-winning documentary “Jihad in America: The Grand Deception.” He is currently adapting two books for the big screen and writing one of his own for Templeton Press.
Melanie Wilcox is a communications consultant and freelance writer. To learn more about her work, visit www.melaniewilcox.com.
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a weekly columnist for the New York Post and a former Wall Street Journal editor and writer whose work focuses on higher education, religion, philanthropy and culture. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.Ms. Riley's writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the LA Times, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She appears regularly on FoxNews and FoxBusiness. She has also appeared on Q&A with Brian Lamb as well as the Today Show.
Ryan D. Duffy, PhD, is assistant professor of psychology at the University of Florida. Ryan’s research is primarily in the areas of vocational psychology and positive psychology. Topics he has studied include calling, job satisfaction, well-being, work volition, work values, and the interface of spirituality and work. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Career Assessment and Journal of Counseling Psychology.
Ryan Klein studies at the Templeton Honors College of Eastern University. He interns at Templeton Press, has written for Ethics & Medics and Adorans, and is a big fan of cats.
R. J. Moeller
R.J. is a writer, podcast host and CEO of Hashtag Productions. He lives in Los Angeles and always eats his vegetables.
Sonny Bunch is a writer in Washington, D.C., and the managing editor of the Washington Free Beacon. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, Commentary, The Washington Times, The New Atlantis, Policy Review, and elsewhere.
Samantha M. Schroeder