Don Carson President/Founder

Don
Carson

President/Founder

Don Carson (MDiv, Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto; PhD, Cambridge University) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and president of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored numerous books, and recently edited The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures. He and his wife, Joy, have two children.
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Ryan Griffith Interim Executive Director

Ryan
Griffith

Interim Executive Director

Ryan Griffith (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is interim Executive Director of the Gospel Coalition. Prior to serving with TGC, Ryan was the founding Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Church History and Humanities at Bethlehem College & Seminary (Minneapolis, MN). He earned MA and BA degrees at Wheaton College (IL).

Collin Hansen Editorial Director

Collin
Hansen

Editorial Director

Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of several books, including Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists and A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir (with John Woodbridge). He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He edited Our Secular Age: Ten Years of Reading and Applying Charles Taylor and The New City Catechism Devotional, among other books. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School.

Tim Keller Vice President/Founder

Tim
Keller

Vice President/Founder

Tim Keller (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Manhattan, chairman of Redeemer City to City, and vice president of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored numerous books, including The Reason for God. He and his wife, Kathy, have three children.

Melissa Kruger Director of Women’s Content

Melissa
Kruger

Director of Women’s Content

Melissa Kruger serves as director of women’s content at The Gospel Coalition. She is the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, and In All Things: A Nine Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy. 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 Instagram, Facebook, or  Twitter.

Seth Magnuson 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 six 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.

Jairo Namnún Director for International Coalitions

Jairo
Namnún

Director for International Coalitions

​Jairo Namnún serves as the Director for International Coalitions interfacing and supporting TGC’s international editions around the world. He also serves as the 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.

John Peays Managing Director

John
Peays

Managing Director

John Peays is managing director at The Gospel Coalition. He previously worked at Samaritan’s Purse, Compassion International, Wheaton College and Goldman Sachs.  He earned an International MBA from the Daniels College of Business and a BA from Wheaton College.  He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Courtney, and three children.

Alen Andrews Events Assistant

Alen
Andrews

Events Assistant

Alen Andrews serves as the events and operations assistant for The Gospel Coalition. He earned his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary, and currently lives in Houston, Texas. You can follow him on Twitter.

Josh Diaz Lead Producer

Josh
Diaz

Lead Producer
Josh Diaz serves as the lead producer for The Gospel Coalition. He oversees all video and podcast projects, as well as production for our events. Josh has worked in media production for over 10 years. He lives in Guatemala City, with his wife, Hanna.
Ben Krueger 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.

Steven Morales Creative Director

Steven
Morales

Creative Director

Steven Morales serves as the creative director for The Gospel Coalition. He heads up TGC’s creative team, overseeing branding, media, and marketing efforts for all our projects. He previously served as the director of operations for The Gospel Coalition’s Spanish coalition, Coalición por el Evangelio. Steven lives in Nashville with his wife, Gabriela. You can follow him on Twitter.

Ruth Ostebo Business Manager

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. 

Gabriel Reyes-Ordeix Lead Designer

Gabriel
Reyes-Ordeix

Lead Designer

Gabriel Reyes-Ordeix (MDiv, ThM, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as lead designer for The Gospel Coalition where he oversees design efforts. He has worked in the advertising and communications field for more than ten years. He and his wife, Ivana, are originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but currently live in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Gabriel and Ivana are parents to Noël and Vera.

Andrea Salik 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

Philip Thompson Online Learning Coordinator

Philip
Thompson

Online Learning Coordinator

Phil Thompson (MDiv, Columbia International University) manages strategy and development for TGC’s courses. He is a church planting resident at The Church at Cherrydale. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife, Laurel, and daughters, Lane and Kately.

Sam Allberry Editor

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 him on Twitter.

Joe Carter Editor

Joe
Carter

Editor

Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, author of The Life and Faith Field Guide for Parents, 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.

Megan Hill Editor

Megan
Hill

Editor

Megan Hill is a pastor’s wife living in Massachusetts and an editor for The Gospel Coalition. She is the author of Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness (P&R, 2018) and Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches (Crossway/TGC, 2016). Her writing has appeared in various publications including Christianity Today, The Washington Post, Today in the Word, Reformation 21, Focus on the Family, Desiring God, and Tabletalk. She belongs to West Springfield Covenant Community Church. You can follow her on Twitter.

Betsy Childs Howard Editor

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) and the children’s book Arlo and the Great Big Cover-up (forthcoming from Crossway in 2020). She and her husband, Bernard, live in Manhattan where he is the pastor of Good Shepherd Anglican Church, which they planted in 2017. You can follow her on Twitter.

Brett McCracken Senior Editor

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 CommunityGray 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, with their son Chet. They belong to Southlands Church, where Brett serves as an elder. You can follow him on Twitter.

Ivan Mesa Books Editor

Ivan
Mesa

Books Editor

Ivan Mesa (MDiv, ThM, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, where he acquires and edits books, oversees longform articles and reviews, and helps manage social media. You can follow him on Twitter.

Andy Naselli 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. He and his wife, Jenni, have four daughters. You can follow him on Twitter.

Jeff Robinson Senior Editor

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. He is co-author To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Mission Vision and Legacy and co-editor of 15 Things Seminary Couldn’t Teach Me (Crossway, 2018) Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have four children.

Matt Smethurst Managing Editor

Matt
Smethurst

Managing Editor

Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God’s Word (10Publishing, 2019) and 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.

Anna Smith Assistant Editor

Anna
Smith

Assistant Editor

Anna Smith (MABS, Westminster Seminary California) is an assistant editor for The Gospel Coalition.

Brian Tabb Managing Editor of Themelios

Brian
Tabb

Managing Editor of Themelios

Brian Tabb (PhD, London School of Theology) is editor of Themelios. He is also academic dean and associate professor of biblical studies at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis and an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra Senior Writer

Sarah Eekhoff
Zylstra

Senior Writer

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra is senior writer for The Gospel Coalition. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Courtney Doctor Coordinator of Women's Training and Content

Courtney
Doctor

Coordinator of Women's Training and Content
Courtney Doctor (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary) serves as the Coordinator of Women’s Training and Content at The Gospel Coalition. She is a Bible teacher, conference and retreat speaker, and author. She also serves on the advisory board of Covenant College and is the author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible’s Story. Courtney and her husband, Craig, have two sons, two daughters, two daughters-in-law, and one amazing grandson! You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram.
Taylor Turkington Director of Women’s Training Network

Taylor
Turkington

Director of Women’s Training Network

Taylor Turkington serves as director of Women’s Training Network for The Gospel Coalition. She holds an MA and DMin from Western Seminary. Taylor loves Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and daughter, and greatly enjoys the privilege of teaching and training women to use the Scriptures as they serve in their church and other contexts. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Ann Westrate Coordinator of Women's Training Network

Ann
Westrate

Coordinator of Women's Training Network

Ann Westrate serves as coordinator of Women’s Training Network for The Gospel Coalition. Ann earned a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where God grew in her a heart for discipleship and a desire to minister God’s Word faithfully to women. Ann and her husband, Ben, live in Batavia, Illinois, where they attend River Valley Community Church. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Emily Boyer Global Resourcing Manager

Emily
Boyer

Global Resourcing 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.

Bill Walsh Director of Global Resourcing

Bill
Walsh

Director of Global Resourcing

Bill Walsh is director of Global Resourcing 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.

Joy Young Translation Coordinator

Joy
Young

Translation Coordinator

Joy Young serves as translation coordinator for The Gospel Coalition. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Joy is a member at Cities Church and lives in Minneapolis with her wonderful husband, Seth.