Staff and Contributors
Faithfully Magazine is a news and lifestyle publication centering on Christian communities of color. Our mission is to amplify conversations, issues and events impacting diverse communities via faithfullymagazine.com and the print and quarterly magazine. Read our About page to learn more.
On this page you will find information about Faithfully Magazine’s volunteer staff, opinion writers/faith columnists and advisors. Current openings are also included. See Write for Us for additional opportunities to work with Faithfully Magazine.
Editor-in-Chief, Founder and Publisher
Nicola A. Menzie founded Faithfully Magazine online in 2015, relaunched the website in 2016 and took the publication to print in January 2017, thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Nicola is a religion reporter in NYC whose bylines have appeared on the websites of the Religion News Service, The Christian Post, CBS News and Vibe magazine. You can find her on Twitter @namenzie.
Email: nicola.menzie (at) faithfullymagazine.com
Lanie Anderson is a writer, editor, and coffee drinker living in New Orleans, LA. She is pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian apologetics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She also writes and edits for Be the Bridge, a non-profit organization that provides resources for Christians pursuing racial unity in their churches and communities. Lanie blogs about putting theology into practice at lanieanderson.com. Read Lanie’s articles.
Email: lanie.anderson (at) faithfullymagazine.com
Adam Hubert is a recent graduate of Berry College in Georgia, and currently a part of the Greensboro Fellows Program. Adam doesn’t have the skills to be a rapper, so he writes about them. Although his main beat is Music, you might find him writing about History or Politics. Adam’s work has been published on Blavity.com and The Odyssey Online. Find him on Twitter @_aHuby. Read Adam’s articles.
Email: adam.hubert (at) faithfullymagazine.com
Christopher M. Cruz, covering Books, is a writer and avid reader of all things related to religion, literature, politics and philosophy. Christopher is currently pursuing a graduate degree in curriculum and instruction with a specialization in English literature at Florida International University. His fiction and essays have appeared in 100 Word Story, The Federalist, The Billfold, Christ and Pop Culture, as well as other outlets. You can find more of his work at christophermcruz.com. Find him on Twitter at @chrismcruz09. Read Chris’ articles.
Email: christopher.cruz (at) faithfullymagazine.com
Assistant Editor (Opening) Faithfully Magazine has an opening for an Assistant Editor to volunteer his/her time in this role to write articles on a variety of subjects for faithfullymagazine.com and occasionally submit original articles for the quarterly print magazine. The person in this role will write news summaries on a daily basis to help keep readers informed of current events and meaningful stories around the world, as well as take on some administrative duties.
If you are interested in being an Assistant Editor for Faithfully Magazine, send an email to contact (at) faithfullymagazine.com explaining your qualifications for the role.
Staff Writers (Opening) Faithfully Magazine is looking for volunteer writers who can consistently cover Politics & Policy; News & Current Events; Entertainment & Culture; and more. These writers would specifically focus on angles that impact Christian communities of color, but also occasionally write for a general audience. Interested? Send an email to contact (at) faithfullymagazine.com explaining your qualifications for the role along with 2-3 clips and/or story ideas.
Danny Cardwell is a Deacon at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Hot Springs, Virginia. He has tutored, lectured and mentored at-risk youth in churches, group homes and inside the Virginia Department of Corrections. He blogs at Thought Wrestler. Read Danny’s columns.
Your Name Here? Faithfully Magazine welcomes commentary on relationships, education, incarceration, family, church life, theology, politics, and likely anything else you can think of—and these articles do not necessarily need a faith angle. We also welcome well-written blog posts (for republishing, as well), devotionals, poetry, book excerpts, illustrations, and more. Send your pitch and clips to contact (at) faithfullymagazine.com. Thank you.
Jeffrey Yim is an adjunct professor of philosophy and former college minister who has led intentionally multiethnic church and campus ministries in Southern California.
Dr. Louis DeCaro, Jr. is Director of Alliance Theological Seminary’s New York City campus, a professor of church history and author of a number of religiously-oriented biographies of abolitionist John Brown and human rights activist Malcolm X (NYU Press). He blogs on John Brown at http://abolitionist-john-brown.blogspot.com/.
Roland Hairston loves God and loves people. He wrestles with ideas about life, faith, leadership and church and wields strategy, technology and communications to move people to action. As Publisher of Gospel Today since 2011, Roland has the joy of sharing information, inspiration, education and empowerment with the world.
Ju-Don Marshall is a journalist, entrepreneur and digital media strategist. She is currently chief content officer of WFAE 90.7, the NPR station in Charlotte. Previously, she was the chief operating officer of LifePosts, a collaborative storytelling platform that she helped launch; director for the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University; and general manager and senior vice president for Everyday Health. Prior to joining Everyday Health, Marshall was executive editor and senior vice president at News Corporation, overseeing Beliefnet.com, at the time the leading site for faith and inspiration. Marshall also spent 17 years at The Washington Post, most recently at the helm of its award-winning web site.