David Zahl is the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird blog. Born in New York City and brought up elsewhere, David graduated from Georgetown University in 2001, and then worked for several years as a youth minister in New England. In 2007 he founded Mockingbird in NYC. Today David and his wife Cate reside in Charlottesville, VA with their three boys, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. He is the author of A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll and co-author of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). His most recent book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technlogy, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It, appeared in 2019 from Fortress Press. Even after all these years, he’s still mourning the end of Calvin and Hobbes (and hoping that Morrissey and Marr will bury the hatchet). His favorite theologian is probably a cross between Johnny Cash, Flannery O’Connor and his brother Simeon.

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CJ Green is the publications editor at Mockingbird and a contributing editor on the site. He studied English and the Middle East at the University of Virginia and now lives in Charlottesville. In 2017, CJ and his wife Maddy created Mockingbird’s first children’s book, The Very Persistent Pirate; and in 2020, he oversaw the publication of Mockingbird’s second 365-day devotional, Daily Grace (forthcoming).





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Karen 1Sarah Condon is an associate editor of the Mockingbird Blog, author of Churchy, and co-host of The Mockingcast. She also serves as Episcopal chaplain to students at Rice University. She went to Yale for Divinity School. And she only drinks organic milk. If you’re starting to feel crappy about your life reading this, please keep in mind that Sarah is deeply neurotic, originally from a state with the highest teen pregnancy rate (I see you, Mississippi), and is Mockingbird’s in-house expert for the Housewives Franchise. She is astonished that God loves and forgives even her. And she can’t stop writing about it.




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Todd Brewer is the managing editor of The Mockingbird Blog. He has served in a variety of academic and pastoral roles, teaching at Manhattan College, General Seminary, and the Lindisfarne Partnership. He graduated from Durham University in 2015 with a Phd in New Testament Studies. His thesis, “Hermeneutics and Early Christian Gospels” will be published this year, along with an essay in the Cambridge Companion to the Gospels, 2nd edition. He’s written for Mockingbird for nearly a decade now, covering topics ranging from systematic theology, to Johnny Cash, T.S. Eliot, and Pixar. He also edited and contributed to the book, Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F.M. Zahl.



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View More: http://hawleyschneiderphotography.pass.us/mbird2015-colorEthan Richardson is the founding editor of The Mockingbird magazine. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009, before spending two years in New Orleans with Teach For America. Shortly after coming on staff in 2011, Ethan authored This American Gospel, and in 2013, he oversaw the completion of The Mockingbird Devotional. Most recently, Ethan co-authored Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). He lives out in the country with his wife Hannah, and together they enjoy the (pretend) agrarian life. His interests include gritty British crime shows, country funk, and baseball documentaries.



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Matrix_I_basecamp_h1Bryan Jarrell is the voice behind Mockingbird’s chirps on Facebook and Twitter. He’s probably watching you tweet right now, like those guys scanning the Matrix code looking for Agent Smith. While Bryan scours the interwebs for new Mbird fans and post ideas, he also enjoys unplugging from the Matrix to cook delicious meals for his wife, Beth. Currently a full time employee of West Virginia University, Bryan is also a priest in the Anglican Church of North America, serving as a supply and interim priest for congregations in WV and Western PA. More favorites include Dostoyevsky, EDM and Indie-Pop, St. Augustine, most things by Dan Harmon, and Johnny Walker Red Label.



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Deanna Roche is the Mockingbird Administrator.


In addition to David, CJ, Sarah, Todd, Ethan, Deanna, and Bryan, Mockingbird relies on the invaluable contributions of its many volunteers. In the summer, we offer a handful of internship opportunities for college students and seminarians. Inquiries may be directed to info@mbird.com.