Member Directory

Andy Clapp is the Co-Editor of Central North Carolina Voice. He is the Senior Pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Liberty, North Carolina. Andy has authored numerous books and has had over 250 articles published in various publications. He is represented by Cyle Young of Hartline Literary Agency. His passion is to reach people with the Gospel, help them grow into disciples, and to equip them to minister to others. He is married to Crystal and they have two beautiful girls, Cheyenne and Autumn. You can learn more about Andy by visiting his website at http://www.andyclapp.org.

Melissa Cole, also know as "Teal Mom" is the Editor of Central North Carolina Voice and author and food allergy advocate.  She is a devotional writer featured in The Secret Place. Melissa’s writing has also been featured in The Liberty Leader newspaper and The Courier-Times newspaper.  She is a featured blogger and guest blogger on AllergyCloud.com, an allergy resource page.  Melissa also serves as a Sunday School teacher at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Liberty, NC and has served in many capacities at Mt. Zion, including as the Mothers of Preschoolers leader, a Children’s Church teacher and a Girls in Action leader.  She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University.  Melissa lives in Central North Carolina with her husband Jon and four wonderful children, Ashlynn, Jonathan, Annemarie and Jaxon. Melissa is represented by Caroline George of Cyle Young Literary Elite.  Follow her blog at MelissaColeAuthor.com.

Michael Foust is the husband of an amazing wife named Julie and the father of four young children. He has covered the intersection of faith and entertainment for more than a decade. Visit his blog, MichaelFoust.com

Connie Clyburn is the Editor of ETN Christian Voice. She is a writer, blogger and published author. She also works with med students as an administrator at a local medical school. When she's not doing all of that, you can find her singing as part of her church worship team - and occasionally at music venues in town. Connie and her husband live in the country, where they enjoy gorgeous sunsets and life with a very spoiled Boxer, a senior Schnauzer, and a T-Rex Yorkie.

Kurt J. Kolka is the Editor of N. Michigan Christian Voice. He grew up in the small community of Grayling, Mich., near the forested AuSable River. After majoring in English at college, he began a career in writing and newspapers spanning more than two decades. In his spare time he creates a Christian comic strip, The Cardinal, which has a 28-year history of publication. He has also authored a book, “Bullying is No Laughing Matter” (Front Edge Publications, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014) and is working on his first novel. Kurt and his wife Diane have been married for more than 25 years and have one daughter, Rebekah, and an overprotective dog, Alli. Of life, Kurt says, “Life is never dull with God at the steering wheel, but, man, does He have a lead foot!” More about Kurt and his musings may be found at http://www.betweenthepines.org.

Ellen has been making up stories since before she could write. Ellen is a practicing veterinarian, former missionary, foster parent, pastor’s wife, and church pianist/organist. She originated and wrote a newspaper column on pet care for six years before taking an assignment with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. She lives in Valparaiso, Florida with her husband, son, and assorted pets.