Ben Peays - Executive Director
Ben Peays (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) 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 earned an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a BA from Wheaton College.
Collin Hansen - Editorial Director
Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church, 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 MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, edited Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor, edited The New City Catechism Devotional, co-edited Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, and co-edits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School.My Bookshelf
Matt Smethurst - Managing Editor
Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of 1–2 Thessalonians: A 12-Week Study (Crossway, 2017). He and his wife, Maghan, have three children and live in Louisville, Kentucky. They belong to Third Avenue Baptist Church, where Matt serves as an elder. You can follow him on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Jason Cook - Editor
Jason Cook is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, focusing on pastoral ministry and integrating faith and work. He is associate pastor of preaching at Fellowship Memphis. He earned his MDiv from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he helped to build Iron City Church, a multi-ethnic ministry in one of America's most segregated cities. He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship. He is married to Courtney, and they have two children, Charlie and Cager. You can follow him on Twitter.
Joe Carter - Editor
Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, the 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. You can follow him on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Betsy Childs Howard
Betsy Childs Howard - Editor
Betsy Childs Howard is an editor for The Gospel Coalition. She previously worked at Beeson Divinity School and Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. She is the author of Seasons of Waiting: Walking by Faith When Dreams Are Delayed (Crossway 2016). She and her husband, Bernard, live in Manhattan where they recently planted Good Shepherd Anglican Church. You can follow her on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Senior Adviser and Book Editor
Kathleen Nielson - Senior Adviser and Book Editor
Kathleen Nielson (PhD, Vanderbilt University) serves as senior adviser and book editor for TGC, after directing women's initiatives from 2010 to 2017. An author and speaker, Kathleen has taught literature, directed women's Bible studies, and loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Niel leads a network of Christian schools and universities. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five granddaughters.
Jeff Robinson - Senior Editor
Jeff Robinson (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition. A native of Blairsville, Georgia, he also pastors Christ Fellowship Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and serves as senior research and teaching associate for the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies and adjunct professor of church history at Southern Seminary. Prior to entering ministry, he spent nearly 20 years as a newspaper journalist in Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky, writing about various subjects 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.My Bookshelf
Gloria Furman - Book Editor
Gloria Furman (MACE, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a wife, mother of four, cross-cultural worker, editor, and writer. In 2010 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She is the author of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home (Crossway, 2013), Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms (Crossway, 2014), The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love (Crossway, 2015), and Missional Motherhood: The Everday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God (Crossway, 2016). You can read her blog at GloriaFurman.com and follow her on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Alex Duke - Assistant Editor
Alex Duke is an assistant editor for The Gospel Coalition, where he oversees the Arts and Culture channel and writes for TGC International Outreach. He also works as the editorial manager for 9Marks. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Melanie. You can follow him on Twitter.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra - Senior Writer
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra is senior writer for The Gospel Coalition and contributing editor at Christianity Today. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
Anna Smith - Assistant Editor
Anna Smith (MABS, Westminster Seminary California) is an assistant editor for The Gospel Coalition. She lives with her husband, Andy, in Coral Springs, Florida. She blogs with her sisters at The Beautiful Place.
Director of Every Square Inch
Bethany Jenkins - Director of Every Square Inch
Bethany L. Jenkins is Vice President of Forums at The Veritas Forum, a contributor at The Gospel Coalition, and a Senior Fellow at The King's College. Prior to working with faith-based non-profits, Bethany worked in Congress, at the State Department, on Wall Street, and in Big Law. She received her BA from Baylor University and her JD from Columbia Law School. Bethany splits her time between New York and Boston and loves to run in Central Park and along the Charles River. She is an active member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. You can connect with her on Twitter: @bethanyjenkins.My Bookshelf
Director of Operations
Seth Magnuson - Director of Operations
Seth Magnuson serves as director of operations for the Gospel Coalition. He oversees the planning of our events, management of our web properties, and expansion of our international initiatives. Seth previously served 6 years as a content strategist at Desiring God. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Rachel and their two children. You can follow him on Twitter.
Director of International Outreach
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 billwalsh.photography. You can follow him on Twitter.My Bookshelf
International Outreach Operations Manager
Emily Boyer - International Outreach Operations Manager
Emily Boyer works on the International Outreach team as Operations Manager with the Theological Famine Relief effort. Prior to TGC she worked in Minnesota politics. Emily received her B.A. from Bethel University. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, Geoff, two young sons and a daughter.
Director of Partnerships
Ben Krueger - Director of Partnerships
Ben Krueger serves as director of partnerships for The Gospel Coalition where he oversees external partnerships, regional chapters, and other strategic growth initiatives. Prior to TGC Ben spent the last ten years in various business settings, including the last five years in Christian publishing. He received his MBA from Concordia University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from Wartburg College. He and his wife, Angie, and their four children live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Sr. Regional Director of Donor Ministries
Nick Bal - Sr. Regional Director of Donor Ministries
Nick Bal serves in Donor Ministries for The Gospel Coalition, where he helps connect supporters of TGC's mission to the gospel projects they are passionate about. Prior to TGC, Nick has served as an associate pastor at Soteria Church in Des Moines, Iowa, a development officer at Iowa State University and as a campus missionary at Drake University, also in Des Moines. He received his BA from Iowa State University, holds an MPA from Drake University and has studied at Faith Baptist Bible College. He is married to his lovely wife Carol and has two wonderful daughters.
Regional Director of Donor Ministries
Margaret Gibson - Regional Director of Donor Ministries
Margaret Gibson is regional director of donor ministries for The Gospel Coalition, where she loves serving the generous donors who promote gospel-centered ministry through partnership with TGC. She received her BA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and worked in public accounting in Houston before serving as director of development at Living Water International. Margaret now lives in Austin with her husband, Mark, where they are partners at The Austin Stone Community Church.
Manager of Operations
Andrea Salik - Manager of Operations
Andrea Salik serves as the Manager of Operations at The Gospel Coalition. She is also 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. You can follow her on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Ruth Ostebo - Business Manager
Ruth Ostebo serves as the business manager for The Gospel Coalition. In this role she oversees the accounting and human resources department. Prior to working for TGC she was a project manager for the administration team at Desiring God and a small business owner in Minnesota. Ruth currently lives in Austin, Texas with her daughter, son-in-law and two of her eight grandchildren.
Director for Women's Initiatives
Mary Willson - Director for Women's Initiatives
Mary Willson serves as the director of women’s initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. Mary is presently engaged in Old Testament doctoral studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also holds an MDiv and ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Alongside her academic work, Mary enjoys teaching and training others to teach the Scriptures, especially in the context of the local church. She has many nieces and nephews who make life all the more wonderful and rambunctious.
Coordinator of Women's Initiatives
Ann Westrate - Coordinator of Women's Initiatives
Ann Westrate serves as the coordinator of women's initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. Ann earned a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where God grew in her a heart for discipleship and ministering God's Word faithfully to women. Ann and her husband, Ben, live in Batavia, Illinois.
Sam Allberry - Editor
Sam Allberry is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay? (Good Book, 2013), James For You, and most recently Why Bother with Church. He is a founding editor of Living Out, a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction. You can follow Sam on Twitter.
Melissa Kruger - Editor
Melissa Kruger serves as women’s ministry coordinator at Uptown Church (PCA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World (Christian Focus, 2012) and Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood (Waterbrook/Multnomah, 2015). Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, and they have three children. She writes at Wits End, hosted by The Gospel Coalition. You can follow her on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Director executive of Coalición por el Evangelio
Jairo Namnún - Director executive of Coalición por el Evangelio
Jairo Namnún serves as executive 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.
Editor Asociado de Coalición por el Evangelio
Steven Morales - Editor Asociado de Coalición por el Evangelio
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. You can follow him on Twitter.
Administrator of Themelios
Andy Naselli - Administrator of Themelios
Andy Naselli (PhD in Theology, Bob Jones University; PhD in New Testament exegesis and theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of New Testament and theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary administrator of Themelios, and an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.
Managing Editor of Themelios
Brian Tabb - Managing Editor of Themelios
Brian Tabb (PhD, London School of Theology) is managing editor of Themelios. He is also academic dean and assistant professor of biblical studies at Bethlehem College & Seminary and an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.My Bookshelf
Amelia Schumann - Translation Coordinator
Amelia Schumann serves as translation coordinator for The Gospel Coalition. She received a Bachelor's degree in Theological Studies, with an emphasis in cross-cultural ministries, from Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Amelia and her husband, Mike, live in Roseville, Minnesota.
Brett McCracken - Senior Editor
Brett McCracken is a senior editor at The Gospel Coalition and author of Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community, Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism and Liberty, and Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide. Brett and his wife, Kira, live in Santa Ana, California. They belong to Southlands Church, where Brett serves as an elder. You can follow him on Twitter.
Online Learning Coordinator
Philip Thompson - Online Learning Coordinator
Editor for Online Learning
Fred Zaspel - Editor for Online Learning
Fred G. Zaspel (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam) serves as a pastor at Reformed Baptist Church in Franconia, Pennsylvania, an adjunct professor of systematic theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the executive editor of Books At a Glance. He is the author of The Theology of B. B. Warfield (2010) and Warfield on the Christian Life (Crossway, 2014) and has published numerous booklets, articles, and book reviews.