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Christine D. Johnson, editor of Christian Retailing, has been with Christian Retailing since 2000. She earned her master's degree in journalism from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Prior to that, she worked in Christian radio and missions with Far East Broadcasting Company in Manila, Philippines, and with WARO/WWCS in the Pittsburgh area. She also has worked in retail and particularly enjoyed working in a Christian retail store in Western Pennsylvania. She now works on all of Charisma Media's print magazines, Christian Retailing, Charisma and Ministry Today.
Shawn A. Akers, online managing editor, joined Charisma Media in 2012. A graduate of Ashford University, he started his journalism career at 15 and worked at several small newspapers as a sports writer and editor. He also worked in the NASCAR industry for the sanctioning body and its sister company, International Speedway Corporation, for 16 years. His passions include St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball and Alabama football. Shawn and his wife, Patty, have two children, Rachel and Joshua.
Taylor Berglund, assistant online editor, joined Charisma Media in 2015. One of Taylor's main responsibilities is to handle
Christian Retailing Update; he invites your press releases so he doesn't have a lonely inbox! He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2015 with double majors (Radio-TV-Film, English) and a 4.0 GPA. While at university, he was student president of His House Christian Fellowship (2012-15) and UWO Film Society (2014-15). He was also a producer for two campus television series, a writer for three series and an editor for the university’s Writing Center. In his spare time, Taylor applies his active mind to rabidly consuming pop culture, whether it be books, video games or television series.
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