Ben Peays

Executive Director

Ben Peays is executive director of The Gospel Coalition. He is the former managing director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife and four children live in Austin, Texas. He is a Ph.D. student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he earned his M.Div. He received a Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Wheaton College.

Collin Hansen

Editorial Director

Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. Formerly an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, he is the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter.

Matt Smethurst

Associate Editor

Matt Smethurst serves as associate editor for The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife Maghan have two children and live in Louisville, Kentucky, where they belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Jeff Robinson


Jeff Robinson (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an editor for The Gospel Coalition. He serves as senior fellow for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist History and Tradition at Southern Seminary. Prior to entering ministry, he spent nearly 20 years as a newspaper journalist in Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky, covering everything from politics to Major League Baseball and SEC football. He is co-author with Michael Haykin of the book To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Mission Vision and Legacy. Jeff and his wife Lisa have four children. You can follow him on Twitter.

Joe Carter


Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator. You can follow him on Twitter.

Bethany Jenkins

Director of Every Square Inch

Bethany L. Jenkins is the director of The Gospel Coalitions’s Every Square Inch and the founder of The Park Forum. She previously worked on Wall Street and on Capitol Hill. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and attends Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, where she was a Gotham Fellow through the Center for Faith & Work. You can follow her on Twitter.

Gavin Ortlund


Gavin Ortlund is an editor at The Gospel Coalition, a youth pastor at Sierra Madre Congregational Church, and Ph.D. student at Fuller Theological Seminary in historical theology. He and his wife Esther live in Sierra Madre, California. They have one son named Isaiah and another child on the way. Gavin blogs regularly at Soliloquium. You can follow him on Twitter.

Kathleen Nielson

Director of Women's Initiatives

Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women’s conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world.

Mary Willson

Associate Director for Women's Initiatives

Mary Willson (M.Div and Th.M, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has served in several local churches where she focused on biblical exposition and discipleship of women. She is presently engaged in doctoral studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School within the field of Old Testament. Alongside her academic work, Mary enjoys teaching and training others to teach the Scriptures. She has eight nieces and nephews who make life all the more wonderful and rambunctious.

Bill Walsh

Director of International Outreach

Bill Walsh is director of International Outreach for The Gospel Coalition. He worked for Desiring God Ministries for 13 years. Starting in 2006, he and a small team built a global network of partners for the cause of Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church. This initiative joined TGC in 2012. He lives with his wife, Cindi, in Minneapolis and has two adult children, Beau and Regan. Bill photoblogs at You can follow him on Twitter.

Seth Magnuson

Director for Translated Content Strategies

Seth Magnuson develops and leads translation teams while providing overall strategy for our non-English content. He establishes international partnerships, oversees translated media—including live-event interpretation, subtitled video, and translated audio—leads non-English social media efforts, and develops apps, which help us produce thousands of resources each year. He previously served in a similar role for six years at Desiring God. Seth and his wife have two adopted children and live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can follow him on Twitter.

Jairo Namnún

Director Editorial de Coalición por el Evangelio

​Jairo Namnún serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition’s Spanish website, Coalición por el Evangelio and is responsible for designing and overseeing its content. He was part of the International Baptist Church in Dominican Republic before moving to Louisville, Kentucky, for his master of divinity at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Patricia. You can find him on Twitter.

Andy Naselli

Administrator of Themelios

Andy Naselli (Ph.D. in Theology, Bob Jones University; Ph.D. in New Testament exegesis and theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, research manager for D. A. Carson, and administrator of Themelios. His family belongs to Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Brian Tabb

Managing Editor of Themelios

​Brian Tabb (Ph.D., London School of Theology; M.Th., Luther Seminary; M.A., Bethlehem College and Seminary; M.A., B.A., Wheaton College) is managing editor of Themelios. He is also assistant professor of biblical studies and assistant dean at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis. You can follow him on Twitter.

Andrea Froehlich

Andrea Froehlich is part of both the event planning and translation teams at The Gospel Coalition. Before joining TGC she worked in politics and most recently served at Desiring God. Andrea lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Steven Morales

Associate Editor

Steven Morales is the associate editor for The Gospel Coalition’s Spanish site, Coalición por el Evangelio. He works alongside Spanish-speaking contributors, editing and curating original Spanish articles, as well as translated content. Steven lives in Guatemala with his wife, where they are pursuing church planting in Guatemala City. He is also working on his M.Div. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter.