Don Carson President/Founder

Don
Carson

President/Founder

Don Carson (MDiv, Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto; PhD, Cambridge University) is research 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 editedThe Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures. He and his wife, Joy, have two children.
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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.

Ben Peays Executive Director

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.

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 lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can follow him on Twitter.

Ryan Griffith Coordinator for Volunteers

Ryan
Griffith

Coordinator for Volunteers

Ryan Griffith serves as coordinator for volunteers for The Gospel Coalition and as a consultant for TGC Courses. He teaches at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he serves as assistant professor of Church History and Theology and director of Integrated Curriculum. He is also a PhD candidate at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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 Sam on Twitter.

Joe Carter Editor

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.

Jason Cook Editor

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.

Alex Duke Assistant Editor

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.

Gloria Furman Book Editor

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.

Collin Hansen Editorial Director

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 Devotionalco-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

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). She and her husband, Bernard, live in Manhattan where they recently planted Good Shepherd Anglican Church. You can follow her on Twitter

Melissa Kruger Editor

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.

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. They belong to Southlands Church, where Brett serves as an elder. You can follow him on Twitter

Ivan Mesa Editor

Ivan
Mesa

Editor

Ivan Mesa is an editor for The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Sarah, live in Louisville, Kentucky. You can follow him on Twitter.

Steven Morales Director of Operations, Coalición

Steven
Morales

Director of Operations, Coalición

Steven Morales is the director of operations 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.

Jairo Namnún Executive Director, Coalición

Jairo
Namnún

Executive Director, Coalición

​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.

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. 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, 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.

Matt Smethurst Managing Editor

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.

Anna Smith Assistant Editor

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.

Brian Tabb 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.

Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra Senior Writer

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.

Kathleen Nielson 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.

Ann Westrate Coordinator for Women’s Initiatives

Ann
Westrate

Coordinator for 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.

Mary Willson 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.

Nick Bal 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.

Tony Cooper Donor Services & Database Manager

Tony
Cooper

Donor Services & Database Manager

Tony Cooper serves as donor services and database manager for The Gospel Coalition. Prior to coming to TGC Tony worked in the information technology industry for sixteen years. He and his wife, Heidi, and their three children live in Forest Lake, Minnesota and are members of  Bethlehem Baptist Church. In 2015, Tony earned an MDiv from Bethlehem College & Seminary.

Margaret Gibson 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.
 

Emily Boyer 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.

Bill Walsh 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

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.

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.

Fred Zaspel 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.

Julius Kim Expository Preaching Managing Editor

Julius
Kim

Expository Preaching Managing Editor

Julius Kim (MDiv, Westminster Seminary California; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is dean of students and professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California and associate pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church. He is the author of Preaching the Whole Counsel of God. He and his wife, Ji Hee, have two children.

Michael Seufert Expository Preaching Editorial Assistant

Michael
Seufert

Expository Preaching Editorial Assistant