Howard Brinkman, publisher, WORLDteen
An early news junkie with a degree in photojournalism, Howard Brinkman’s career in publishing has spanned content creation, production, and management in agency, corporate, and ministry settings. He and his wife, Karen, saw their three children consume God’s World News through years of homeschool and Christian school. Their children’s deepening biblical perspective and engagement with current events was an endorsement compelling enough to encourage him to work with WORLD News Group, trading Minnesota lakes for North Carolina mountains.
Rich Bishop, managing editor, WORLDteen
Rich Bishop grew up in the Midwest and California, attending both public and Christian schools. He professed his faith in Christ while attending Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He met his wife, Lou Ann, while there. Rich earned a bachelor of fine arts degree, concentrating in printmaking and drawing. Before joining the full-time staff of WORLD News Group, he worked for many clients as a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and designer. Rich and Lou Ann raised their four children in Asheville, North Carolina, where Lou Ann is a second grade Christian school teacher, certified in Orten Gillingham reading instruction.
Kim Stegall, writer, WORLDteen
A word lover and grammar enthusiast, Kim Stegall has taught secondary-level English and helped write over twenty writing, grammar, and literature textbooks. She enjoys flea markets, long runs on Saturday, and all things pumpkin. In the summer, she adapts scripts for the Greenville Shakespeare Company, a nonprofit theater. Kim has two published children's books: Mumsi Meets a Lion and Rodney Robbins and the Rainy-day Pond. She has written for God's World News for seven years.
Rebecca Cochrane, editor, WORLDteen
Rebecca Cochrane graduated from Clemson University and has pursued graduate level work at Covenant Theological Seminary, studying Christianity and the contemporary culture. Rebecca has worked with WORLD News Group for most of the last twenty-one years, with a few years off to parent and for a time to homeschool her four daughters. She is the author of one children’s book, Kevin Tries on the Spiritual Armor, and has edited and organized a number of other book manuscripts for publication, including collections of essays by Andrée Seu Peterson and Marvin Olasky.
Jenny Pitcock, writer, WORLDteen
Jenny Pitcock has served as a writer and editor for WORLDkids and WORLDteen since 2005. She is also the associate editor and co-author of Write with WORLD I and II (2012), a homeschool writing curriculum. She earned her PhD in american literature from the University of Kentucky (2002), is a fellow of the National Writing Project, and has received various teaching awards. Dr. Pitcock lives in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and three children.
Danielle Builta, design production assistant, WORLDteen
Danielle Builta joined WORLD News Group in 2014. She holds a degree in journalism from Patrick Henry College, and previous experience included digital print newspaper work for the Quad-City Times and Lee Enterprises design centers. A Midwest native, she now lives in Asheville, NC.