This Issue’s Authors

Robert Coulter (“What’s in an Ordinance?” p. 8) is a past president of the General Conference of the CoG7 and of the North American Ministerial Council. He pastored numerous congregations, served as the district superintendent of three districts, and directed Missions Abroad for eighteen years. Robert grew up in the Church of God (Seventh Day) in the 1940s, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. From his youth he has had a keen interest in the affairs of the Church and joined its ministerial staff in 1955. He served 24 of those years as the board’s chairman and as president of the General Conference. In his retirement Robert wrote The Journey: A History of the Church of God (Seventh Day). He and his wife, Ida, reside in Northglenn, CO, and attend the Denver church.


Jeanette Levellie (“Divine Interruption,” p. 10) has published a bi-weekly humor/inspirational column in her local paper since 2001. She has written three books (Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top, The Heart of Humor, and Shock the Clock: Time Management for Writers and Other Creatives. Her writing has also appeared in such publications as Guideposts, The Upper Room, Country, Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, and Woman’s World. In addition, Jeanette is a vocalist, songwriter, and speaker. She lives with her husband in Paris, IL.


Judy Gann (“Never Alone,” p. 12) has published articles in Christian Grandparenting Network, MTL, ACFW Journal, HopeKeepers Magazine, and other publications. She has published in the compilations God Answers Moms’ Prayers and Comfort for the Grieving Heart. Judy has also written the book The God of All Comfort: Devotions of Hope for Those Who Chronically Suffer (AMG Publishers, 2005). She lives in Lakewood, WA.


Roy A. Borges (“An Unusual Congregation,” p. 14) has published well over one hundred articles in more than twenty-five publications, such as Guideposts, Discipleship Journal, LIVE, and many others. He is an inmate at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford, FL.


R. Herbert (“Our Job Description,” p. 16) holds a Ph.D. in ancient Near Eastern languages, biblical studies, and archaeology. He served as an ordained minister and church pastor for a number of years. He writes for several Christian venues and for his websites at and, where you can also find his free e-books. R. Herbert is a pen name.


Jewell Johnson (“Believe,” p. 17) has published numerous articles and poems, as well as three devotional books for women. She and her husband, LeRoy, have six children and nine grandchildren, and live in Fountain Hills, AZ.


Amber Riggs (“Practice Makes Possibilities,” p. 18) is dean of administration for Artios Christian College. She lives near Eugene, OR with her husband, Bryan, and their four daughters.


John Klassek (“Why Church? Part 1,” p. 20) was born to immigrant parents and grew up in a Sabbatarian church. He is author of Hope of the Resurrection, now ready for its fifth printing, and serves as secretary of the International Ministerial Congress. John and his wife, Rebecca, have six children and five grandchildren. Living in their hand-built mudbrick home in rural Western Australia, he works bi-vocationally in IT support and ministry, pastoring a CoG7 congregation near the capital city of Perth. Over the past 20 years John has pioneered the development of MessageWeek Media Ministries (, streaming hundreds of in-house produced gospel videos. He is a keen motorcyclist, enjoys coin collecting and public speaking, and has an interest in biblical archaeology.


Carol Kehlmeier (“Wheels of Old Age,” p. 23) is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in many publications, including War Cry, The Lutheran, Creation, and Disciples World. She’s a former newspaperwoman and columnist, as well as a novelist. Carol lives in Westerville, OH.


Jonathon Hicks (“Koinonia and the Cross,” p. 24) and his wife, Danielle, serve the Lodi, CA congregation, who has taught him much and given incalculable support. He is seeking to love those he has the privilege of speaking to week after week.


Gordon Feil (“Biblical Preservation,” p. 27) is a management and corporate finance consultant. He and his wife, Linza, have three grown children and live in Victoria, BC, Canada. He likes conversation and anything that facilitates it, such as walking, table games, travel, and dining. Gordon also likes solving problems in uninhibited, unabashed, and unconventional ways. Visit his general blog ( and theology blog ( to learn more about him.