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MITCH RANDALL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

R. Mitch Randall is the executive director of EthicsDaily.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern State University, a master of divinity with biblical languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He has served on many committees and boards for various Baptist and civic organizations, including service as the 2012-13 chair of the board of directors for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., and as the 2016-17 co-chair of the Religious Liberty Council. Read his articles here.

Contact:
415-761-2662
mitch@ethicsdaily.com
@rmitchrandall

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CLIFF VAUGHN

MEDIA PRODUCER

Cliff Vaughn is media producer for EthicsDaily.com. Raised on a farm in Alabama, he has a doctorate in American culture studies from Bowling Green State University, a master's in communications from Auburn University and a bachelor's in history from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He produces, writes, directs and edits EthicsDaily.com's documentaries, including "Beneath the Skin," "Gospel Without Borders," "Different Books, Common Word" for ABC-TV, and "The Disturbances." He is also an adjunct instructor in media studies at Belmont University. Read his articles here.

Contact:
615-720-7577
cliff@ethicsdaily.com
@Cliff_Vaughn

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ZACH DAWES JR

MANAGING EDITOR

Zach Dawes Jr. is managing editor for EthicsDaily.com. He is a native of Austin, Texas. He holds a master's of divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary and a bachelor's in history from Baylor University. Before joining the EthicsDaily.com staff, he served as the education and outreach minister at Trinity Baptist Church in Moultrie, Georgia, as part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Ministerial Residency Program, and then as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Mount Gilead, North Carolina. He serves on the Commission on Creation Care of the Baptist World Alliance. Read his articles here.

Contact:
512-592-9414
zach@ethicsdaily.com
@ZachDawes_Jr

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JOEL EMERSON

WEB EDITOR

Joel Emerson is ordained as both a Baptist and Lutheran pastor, and has a decade-plus of website experience. He currently serves as the director of pastoral care at McKendree Village in Hermitage, Tennessee, and became the pastor of Memorial Lutheran Church in Nashville on March 1, 2018. He holds a bachelor's in commercial music from Belmont University, a master's in Christian education from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctor of ministry from Graduate Theological Foundation.

Contact:
615-289-0186
joel@ethicsdaily.com

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MICHAEL LEATHERS

COPY EDITOR

Michael Leathers is copy editor for EthicsDaily.com. He has more than 25 years of experience as a journalist and communications professional. He has been recognized by the Baptist Communicators Association for feature writing, news reporting and interpretive reporting. A member of The Dramatists Guild of America, he is the founder of RileysDiner.com, an online script resource for churches. He earned a bachelor of arts in communications from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois.

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BRIAN KAYLOR

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Brian Kaylor is a contributing editor for EthicsDaily.com, in addition to serving as editor and president of Word & Way and as associate director of Churchnet. Raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, he has a doctorate and masters in communication from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. in communication and Christian ministry from Southwest Baptist University. He is the author of numerous books on religion and politics, and recipient of various awards for news and editorial writing. Read his articles here.

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ROBERT PARHAM (1953-2017)

FOUNDER

Robert M. Parham (1953 - 2017) was the founder and executive director. Reared in Nigeria as the child of missionaries, he received a doctorate from Baylor University, the master's of divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor's in foreign service from Georgetown University. He was the author of The Disturbances: The Untold Story of How Missionaries Saved Lives in a Time of Tribal Genocide, Walk Right: A Christian Guide for Proactive DiscipleshipLoving Neighbors Across Time: A Christian Guide to Protecting the Earth and What Shall We Do in a Hungry World? He was the co-producer/director of several EthicsDaily.com documentaries, including the award-winning "Beneath the Skin," "Different Books, Common Word," "Gospel Without Borders," "Through the Door," and "The Disturbances," a film originating from his memories of the 1966 genocide in Nigeria. He served on the Commission on Religious Freedom, the Commission on Social and Environmental Justice, and the Commission on Christian Ethics of the Baptist World Alliance, the world's largest Baptist body. He wrote an editorial almost weekly during his tenure; these can be found here.