Bales, Josh

Josh is equal parts Singer-Songwriter, Anglican/Episcopal Priest, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He holds both an M.Div. and M.A. in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary, a Certificate in Anglican Studies from Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and is a Senior Fellow for the Colson Center. Josh’s music has gained a following of fans from all walks Bales, Josh

Michalski, Morris

Morris Michalski has been a coaching veteran for decades at all levels for both genders (mostly men).The last 18 years he has served with Athletes in Action. He is flanked by his tremendous teammate/wife, Kelly, and especially treasures investing in one big special squad: five adult children (with spouses) and five grandchildren. At each coaching Michalski, Morris

Morris, Shane

Shane Morris is a senior writer at the Colson Center and host of the Upstream podcast as well as cohost of the BreakPoint podcast. He has been a voice of the Colson Center since 2010 as coauthor of many BreakPoint commentaries and columns. He has also written for The Gospel Coalition, The Federalist, The Christian Post, and Summit Ministries. He is Morris, Shane

Kunkle, Brett

Brett Kunkle is the founder and president of MAVEN (, a movement to equip the next generation to know truth, pursue goodness and create beauty for the cause of Christ. He has more than 25 years of experience working with youth and parents. Brett has developed a groundbreaking approach to mission trips, creating a one-of-a-kind Kunkle, Brett

Stutzman, Barronelle

Barronelle Stutzman is a floral artist in Richland, Washington and the owner of Arlene’s Flowers. When a longtime customer and friend asked Barronelle to create custom floral arrangements celebrating his same-sex wedding, she kindly referred him to several other nearby floral artists that she trusted to do a good job for him. The Washington Attorney Stutzman, Barronelle

Phillips, Jack

Jack Phillips is a cake artist. He opened Masterpiece Cakeshop in 1993 and has joyfully served the community of Lakewood, Colorado for more than 25 years. Jack serves everyone, but like most creative professionals, he cannot express messages or celebrate events that conflict with his core beliefs. In July 2012, two men asked Jack to Phillips, Jack

Stonestreet, Sarah

Sarah Stonestreet is the co-host of The Strong Women Podcast and the Colorado Springs Colson Fellows Cohort Director. Sarah delights in the wonder of learning. She particularly enjoys the stories of history, classic literature, global christianity, and theology.  As Director of Community Outreach at Saint George’s Anglican Church, she looks for ways to touch the community of Colorado Springs through the Stonestreet, Sarah

Kunkle, Erin

Erin Kunkle is the co-founder of MAVEN ( She is a speaker and co-host of the MAVEN parent podcast. She also co-hosts the Strong Women Podcast for the Colson Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in social science from Biola University and is a veteran homeschooling mom of 14 years. Erin lives in Southern California with her husband, Brett, Kunkle, Erin

Curry, David

David Curry is the President and CEO of Open Doors USA, an international ministry that advocates on behalf of those who are persecuted for their Christian faith. Open Doors works to support Christians in 60 of the most oppressive countries in the world. Curry has traveled to several continents to encourage those living under persecution Curry, David

Brown, William

Dr. William E. (Bill) Brown is Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture and directs the Colson Fellows Program (formerly, the Centurions Program). Prior to joining the Colson Center, Bill was President of Cedarville University and Bryan College. He also serves as the Senior Executive of WorldAPP, an international technology firm with offices in Kiev, London Brown, William