Editing  *  Writer coaching  *  As-told-to writing  *  Co-authoring

  • Are you a Christian writer needing professional help in preparing your manuscript for publication?
  • A Christian publisher or acquisitions editor looking for a contract editor to work with one of your authors?

I may be able to help.  I can accept a limited number of projects focusing on church health and effectiveness, and equipping Christian leaders.

If you have a manuscript or partial manuscript that you might like me to look at, feel free to contact me with you questions.


Writing/Editing Credits


    Books authored (partial list)

  • THE MORE-WITH-LESS CHURCH with Ray Bowman and Skipp Machmer (Baker 2015).
  • WHEN NOT TO BUILD: An Architect’s Unconventional Wisdom for the Growing Church with Ray Bowman (Baker 1992, 2000). Bestseller in Christian professional market.
  • WHEN NOT TO BORROW: Unconventional Financial Wisdom to Set Your Church Free with Ray Bowman (Baker 1996).
  • WHEN THERE’S NO BURNING BUSH: Following Your Passions to Discover God’s Call with Gary Morsch (Baker 2004)
  • PRAYING WITH THE ANABAPTISTS with Marlene Kropf (Faith & Life 1994)
  • DECIDE FOR PEACE (Faith & Life 1996)



  • Articles published in more than 120 periodicals including Guideposts, Leadership Journal, Campus Life, and World Vision.



 Periodicals edited (partial list)

  • Coeditor, WITH: The Magazine for Radical Christian Youth (Mennonite/Brethren), 1990–1998.
  • Coeditor, YouthGuide (Mennonite/Brethren), 1991-1998
  • Contract editor, Leadership Journal (Christianity Today, Inc.), 1989-1991


  Books edited (partial list)

  • WITH JUSTICE FOR ALL by John Perkins (Regal 1982, third edition published 2007). As-told-to author.
  • THE LEADERSHIP BATON by Forman, Jones, & Miller (Zondervan 2004).
  • NO LITTLE PLACES: The Untapped Potential of the Small Town Church by Ron Klassen and John Koessler (Baker 1996)


   Curriculum edited (partial list)

  • Series editor, Fast Lane Bible Studies for Junior High (Faith & Life Press), 1993-1997.
  • Contract editor, Foundation Series/Youth (MPH, FLP, Brethren), 1989-1993


Writer Development

  • Along with coeditor, created and led WITH writer’s workshop. Developed a high-performance team of writers, leading to WITH’s winning several national awards.
  • Led writer’s workshop for Foundation Series/Youth writers.


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