Miranda Zapor Cruz
Miranda is an Associate Professor of Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University and is also a candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church. Miranda has a passion for the Kingdom of God and seeing individuals and communities transformed by justice, mercy, and reconciliation — on earth as it is in heaven. She affirms both personal and social holiness as central to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and is passionate about partnering with local churches, colleges, and individuals to live out the command to love God and neighbor. Miranda studied at Whitworth University (BA), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Baylor University (PhD), and is also active in children and adult discipleship at her church in Indianapolis. She lives in Fishers, Indiana with her husband, who is also a pastor.
Patrick A. Eby is professor of Church History and Christian Ministry at Wesley Seminary in Marion Indiana and is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church. He is President of the Charles Wesley Society and serves in leadership positions in the Wesleyan Theological Society and the Wesleyan Historical Society. He is a coauthor of the book How God Makes the World a Better Place: A Wesleyan Primer on Faith, Work, and Economic Transformation (2012) and the author of The Heart of Charles Wesley’s Theology (2017).
Chief Editor, Story Collective
Holland is a pastor, writer, teacher, speaker, and French fry devotee who is on a mission to help the church tell better stories. She is an ordained minister with the Wesleyan Church and received her M.Div. from Azusa Pacific Seminary. Holland also has an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of New Hampshire and is currently working on her Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition at the University of Tennessee.
Amanda graduated from Indiana Wesleyan with a bachelor in Christian worship in 2010. It was in that last year of school in her last class when Amanda received a call to pastoral ministry. She enrolled at Wesley Seminary where her call was confirmed over and God began to do a sanctifying work in her heart. Amanda graduated in 2013 with an MDiv and was ordained in 2015. She currently serves as discipleship pastor at Trinity Wesleyan in Tipton, Indiana. Amanda loves being pastor, mother to four kids, and wife.
Leanne Ketcham is an ordained pastor in The Wesleyan Church. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012 and Princeton Theological Seminary in 2017. She is a doctoral candidate at Emmanuel College in the University of Toronto for homiletics. Leanne was deeply shaped by her time as an associate pastor at a church plant in the Mountain Plains District, as well as an assistant pastor at a Methodist church revitalization during seminary. She is passionate about local churches and Christians being the incarnate hope of Jesus in their neighborhoods through proclamation of all kinds. Leanne is married to Andrew and together they share one fluffy, silly goldendoodle, many moves and adventures, and a whole lot of grace.
Christine is a Georgia Peach and recently married to a man who shares her love for all things Disney. She graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with double majors in Christian Ministries and Leadership, then continued her training at 12Stone Church, where she worked with the College ministry and Communications department. She has a huge passion for seeing women rise up into their God-given potential in leadership and in ministry. It is her heart to inspire, encourage, and equip women for the work of the Kingdom. Her dream is to see more and more men and women serving alongside each other in leadership and ministry using their gifts and talents God gave to each of them.
Olivia is an ordained minister and feels called to both the academic ministry of teaching students and to church planting. She and her husband co-pastor Waypoint Wesleyan Church, a new church plant in the west end of downtown Toronto. She has an MDiv from Northeastern Seminary with a specialization in Gospel of John and Community. Her hobbies include all gaming (tabletop, video and board), as well as music and quilting.