Doug Payton

Doug PaytonDoug Payton is a software developer & consultant, working at the same company for 20 years (extremely unusual in the software biz). He lives near Atlanta with his wife and four children. They attend the local Christian & Missionary Alliance church (his wife's parents were missionaries with that denomination) where he's one of the sound crew. He grew up in the Salvation Army (his parents were ministers with that denomination (yes, it really is a denomination)).

Doug has been blogging at Considerettes since April, 2002, and was mentioned in a UPI article about blogging in January, 2003.

When he's not blogging, Doug enjoys playing board games with his kids (an old Stock Market Game from 1955 is the current favorite), and computer games with them (he runs a Nerf Arena Blast server, and they enjoy the "Myst" series of games), listening to Michael W. Smith, going to Red Lobster with his wife, watching the Sci-Fi channel, and camping out with the whole family.

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James Jewell

James JewellJames Jewell is a communications professional with 27 years of experience in agency public relations and senior non-profit management. Currently, he is managing partner of Rooftop MediaWorks, a public relations agency that works with clients in the Christian and non-profit sectors. Before beginning Rooftop MediaWorks, he served as vice president of a major public relations agency serving the faith-based community, and as a senior vice-president and public relations leader for three respected nonprofit organizations-World Vision, Prison Fellowship, and The Trinity Forum.

James has also provided public relations direction for dozens of client organizations. He was the chief-of-staff for Charles Colson for more than a decade, and the director of communications for Promise Keepers' Stand in the Gap in 1997 and Billy Graham's Amsterdam 2000. He is a communications graduate of Biola University (B.A.), and California State University, Fullerton (M.A.).

He lives and works with his bright and beautiful wife, Debbie, in suburban Atlanta, where they attend Crossroads church (Wesleyan). He has been blogging at The Rooftop Blog since October 2004.

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Mark Sides

Mark SidesMark Sides grew up in a Christian home and gave his life to Christ during his teens. He lives in the suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul area with his wife and four children where he practices law. They attend a non-denominational evangelical Christian Church.

Mark's publishing experience includes co-authoring a law review article, and numerous articles on legal matters in various newspaper and business publications. Mark received his JD from The George Washington University National Law Center, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of The George Washington Law Review.

Mark has been blogging since September 2004 at Sidesspot.

His email address is

Tom Parsons


Tom Parsons is a team manager for one of the largest third-party claims administrators in the country. He has spent the last 15 years in the insurance industry, mostly handling workers' compensation claims for large companies. He says he went into the insurance business only because (1) he needed the money, and (2) he couldn't make a living as a broadcaster, which was his first career choice out of college. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. in Industrial Relations).

Tom and his family attend a Southern Baptist church, where he is lead worshipper. Tom is also an avid baseball fan. Despite his better judgment he roots for the Chicago Cubs.

He and his wife live with their two daughters in Southwest Virginia.

Tom has been blogging at Daddypundit since October 2004. He has also been contributing at Two or Three since February 2005 and at Blogcritics since May 2005.

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