Staff

  • Alixa Brobbey

    Poetry Editorial Board

    Alixa Brobbey is a poet from The Netherlands and Ghana. She holds a B.A. in English from BYU. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Segullah, Inscape Journal, The Susquehanna Review, The Exponent II, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Irreantum, BYU Studies Quarterly, and others. She has been a Mormon Lit Blitz finalist and a Pushcart Prize nominee. She is currently a law student in Provo, Utah. After graduating in April, she will be working at a law firm in New York City. When she’s not writing, she enjoys watching films and going to art museums. She loves sharing women’s stories and is looking forward to building the LDS writing community.

  • Cathy Woolley

    Staff Community Leader
  • Emily Debenham

    Prose Editorial Board

    Writer Emily Debenham is a three-time finalist in the Mormon Lit Blitz and the author of two novels Rogue of Taurus and Citizen of Caesarea. She holds two degrees in Latin and History teaching. Find out more about her and her work at www.emilydebenham.com

  • Heather Harris-Bergevin

    Art Editorial Board

    Heather Harris-Bergevin is a poet, copy editor, mother, and resident oddity in Columbia, SC. Her books, Lawless Women, and Katabasis, may be found at BCC Press. Heather may be found in her car.

  • Jen Bosen

    Prose Editorial Board / Contests

    Jen is a barefoot Sunday School teacher who lives on the surface of the sun (aka Phoenix, AZ) with her husband and three children. She’s an extroverted introvert, an optimistic realist, and a career dabbler. Food is her love language.
    Read more from Jen at http://jenbosen.com/

  • Jes Scoville

    Prose Editorial Board

    Jes grew up in the mountains. After many years living all over the US, she is happy to finally be back west. Most days are filled with work and kids and writing and reading.
    She is certain the future is bright.

  • Jessie Christensen

    Book Reviews

    Jessie served a mission in Spain and graduated from BYU with bachelor’s degrees in Spanish Translation and English, as well as a master’s in Spanish Literature. She currently works full-time at a university library and nurtures her three children, one cat, and a fluctuating number of fish. She relaxes by reading, baking, canning fruit, and putting together jigsaw puzzles.

  • Justine Dorton

    Prose Editorial Board / Finances

    Justine is a mother to five children, and has a husband lodged somewhere (probably in the den). She is not very fond of speaking of herself in third person.

  • Karen Austin

    Marketing and Communications Social Media Team

    After living in UT, HI, CA, VA, DC, WI, WV & KS, Karen now lives in Newburgh, IN with her husband and two children. She’s been a BYU writing tutor, an English teacher, technical writer, director of academic support services, and aging studies adjunct. She’s reinventing herself–again. New role still pending, but mature athlete, thrift store fashionista, and court jester are strong candidates. She maintains the blog The Generation Above Me.

  • Katy Olsen

    Marketing and Communications Social Media Team
  • Kimberly Sears

    Prose Editorial Board

    Kimberly Sears has lived on four continents, summitted dozens of peaks, and written too many stories and articles to count. She is fluent in Spanish and in the art of toddler boy sword fights. Follow her at kimberlysears.com.

  • Lara Niedermeyer

    Co-Editor-in-Chief

    Lara Niedermeyer writes to savor and connect. Growing up in Port Townsend, Washington, she was surrounded by art in all its forms and the wild coast of the Pacific. This foundational experience and landscape continue to shape her creative choices. Raised on the poems of Carol Lynn Pearson (whose books she snuck off her mother’s shelf and hid in her suitcase when leaving home), she revels in poetry which is both mystical and plain-spoken. Joining Segullah in 2009, she previously served as Poetry Editor and on the Poetry Board. Her poems have been published in the anthology “Seasons of Change,” Segullah, and read aloud for the “Words Fall In” podcast. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family, where she rents vintage dishes for events, and regularly teaches writing workshops.

  • Linda Hoffman Kimball

    Art Editor

    Linda Hoffman Kimball is an artist, writer, photographer, and poet who grew up as a faithful Christian near Chicago, & joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1971 while at Wellesley College near Boston. Early on she assumed that all Latter-day Saints were articulate, inquisitive, faithful, and socially engaged since her role models in the University wards in Cambridge, MA., were. Her husband says she is “fluent, but not native” in Mormon-ese. She is a founding member of Mormon Women for Ethical Government.

  • Lisa Meadows Garfield

    Associate Poetry Editor

    Lisa Meadows Garfield is an award-winning poet and author of “For Love of a Child: Stories of Adoption.“ An avid traveler, she is generally away from her homebase in Vancouver, Washington 9 months of the year, exploring the wide, wonderful world. Mother of 6 and Nonnie to 11, Lisa loves sunshine, words, good friends, and especially, Jesus.

  • Lorren Lemmons

    Poetry Editorial Board

    Lorren is a freelance writer and mother of three. She has a BS in neuroscience from BYU and a BSN in nursing from the University of Utah. After moving around the United States as a military spouse, her family has settled down in her hometown in Idaho. She was the deputy editor of WRKWNDR Magazine during its four-year publication run. Her poetry, essays, and short fiction have been published in Psaltery & Lyre, Dialogue, Exponent II, Literary Mama, Coffee + Crumbs, and other publications. When she isn’t working or wrangling kids, Lorren loves making music, reading, dancing, and spending time outside.

  • Marci Lassen

    Poetry Editorial Board

    Marci Lassen began writing in elementary school and continued through high school where she contributed to her school newspaper and literary magazine. She studied literature and creative writing in college, graduating with a degree in English Literature from UCLA. Marci’s writing temporarily took a backseat to raising young children, but she rediscovered her passion five years ago through online classes. Marci spends most of her free time attending workshops with other writers, participating in collaborative feedback groups, leading writing circles, and writing lots of rough drafts. She is passionate about helping other women reignite their creativity.

  • Marie Leslie

    Marketing and Communications Director

    Marie Leslie is a lifelong lover of words and writing. Shortly after reading her first book, she knew she would grow up to be a writer. After a high school photography class taken to fill a gap in her schedule, she fell in love with the art of visual storytelling and is rarely seen without a camera. From a stint as an editor on her Southern California high school paper, she pursued a degree in investigative journalism from SDSU. While there she started a photography business, which she ran for 30 years, while raising her four children, and pursuing a career as a freelance writer. During that time, she learned the art of creative marketing. She later used those skills as a business marketing consultant. After several moves around the country for her husband’s career, she is now settled in a forest in South Carolina, writing, baking, coaching entrepreneurs, and hiking with her camera through the forest whenever possible.

  • Melonie Cannon

    Poetry Editor / Podcasts

    Melonie has surrounded herself with beautiful words for as long as she can remember. This led her to find a home with Segullah after writing an essay published in the May 2006 Segullah issue. She was invited to join the staff and has been a part of Segullah in various capacities since, including being the creator of the “Words Fall In” podcast.  She received her M.Ed from the University of Utah and was a certified Secondary English teacher before becoming a Mom of four. Over the years, her focus has been on natural healing modalities and becoming a sacred sound healing practitioner with a focus on the drum, rhythm, voice, and vibration. She is finishing her PH.D. in theology and metaphysics to further these studies and help women to connect to the divine within themselves.

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    Shari Crall

    Co-Editor-in-Chief

    Shari Crall is a native of the Chicago suburbs. She has lived her adult life in Southern California where she raised four children with her husband Chris. She recently retired from a career in social work. She holds a BA in political science from BYU and an MSW from SDSU. She spent over a decade writing a column for her local newspaper, titled The Crall Space. She has blogged for Segullah for several years and been published in LDS outlets like Exponent II, a BYU Women’s Conference collection, and most recently in Living on the Inside of the Edge by author Christian Kimball.

  • Sherilyn Stevenson

    Prose Editor

    Prose Editor at Segullah, Sherilyn Stevenson’s essays and poetry appear in Dialogue, The Friend, LDS Living, Mothers Always Write, and other publications. She earned a Masters of English with a creative writing emphasis and works for state government in Utah.

  • Sherrie Gavin

    Prose Editorial Board

    Sherrie Gavin is serving on the prose board at Segullah. Her books include Baptism & Boomerangs and the forthcoming Adaeze Reads the Bible and Turning Pink. Her writing has appeared in The Friend, Meridian Magazine, and Exponent II, and she is a PhD candidate at the University of New England researching Latter-day Saint Food Studies.

  • Teresa Bruce

    Associate Prose Editor

    Teresa TL Bruce burrows into stories for work and fun. She’s published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids, Florida Writers Association Collections, Florida State Poets Association anthologies, Segullah’s Seasons of Change, and Orlando’s The Community Paper, and she was a finalist in NYC Midnight’s 2014 Flash Fiction Challenge. Teresa advises “What to Say When Someone Dies” on TealAshes.com. She’s proudest of her three dynamic daughters, super sons-in-law, adorable grandchildren, and spoiled rescue dog.

  • Adri Murdock

  • Allyson Smith

  • Andrea Rediske

  • Angela Hallstrom

  • Angela W. Schultz

  • Annie Waddoups

  • Ashley Dickson

  • Brittney Poulsen Carman

  • Brooke Benton

  • Carina Hoskisson

  • Catherine Arveseth

  • Catherine Pavia

  • Cheri Schulzke

  • Christie Rasmussen

  • Claire Akebrand

  • Courtney Kendrick

  • Dalene Rowley

  • Darlene Young

  • Elizabeth Cranford Garcia

  • Elizabeth Pinborough

  • Emily Halverson

  • Emily Milner

  • Felicia Hanosek

  • Fiona Givens

  • Frances Johnson

  • Hannah Cruz

  • Heather Herrick

  • Heather Oman

  • Hildie Westenhaver

  • Holly Baker

  • Jamie Post Melin

  • Jennie LaFortune

  • Jennifer Boyack

  • Jennifer Whitcomb

  • Julia Blue

  • Kathryn Paul

  • Kathyrn Lynard

  • Katie Stirling

  • Kellie Purcill

  • Kylie Turley

  • Leslie Graff

  • Lisa Hardman

  • Maralise Petersen

  • Marintha Miles

  • Megan Wilcox Goates

  • Melissa Dalton-Bradford

  • Melissa McQuarrie

  • Melissa Young

  • Melody Newey

  • Michelle Lehnardt

  • Michelle Linford

  • Rachel Rueckert

  • Rebecca Phong

  • Rosalyn Eves

  • Rosalyn Ostler

  • Sandra Clark

  • Sara G

  • Sarita Rich

    Prose Editorial Board
  • Sharlee Glenn

  • Shelah Miner

  • Sunny Smart

  • Terresa Wellborn