Conrad is the Editor-in-Chief of Freedom Crossroads. A former politico-turned-journalist, Conrad has a passion for faith and politics, and covering stories where those two worlds collide. Conrad also serves as an intern for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) in Nashville. When not writing, Conrad spends his time playing baseball, taking photos, and hanging out with his golden retriever.
Stephanie is a college freshman with a passion for Jesus and coffee. She attends Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, and frequently volunteers for church ministries. When not writing, Steph also enjoys photography and running.
Natalie is a pragmatic Progressive Conservative from Iowa. She works in communications and politics as a Republican staffer, campaign consultant, and supporter of bi-partisan progress. Her preferred pastimes include travel, music, and art. Natalie’s major influences include Thomas Paine, George Washington, and George Will.
Lauren Rae Konkol is a Florida-grown Southerner who is passionate about people, sweet tea, and cowboy boots. She is crazy in love with Jesus and is the oldest of ten children. She earned her Bachelors in Political Science from The University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lauren lives in Washington, D.C and is on staff with the Ethics and Public Policy Center as well as a part-time research assistant for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
Chris Madden (Liberty ’17) is the current Athletic Communications Manager in the Liberty University Athletic Department. He also is a contributing sports journalist for Beyond the Statistics, SBNation’s Shakin the Southland, News and Advance, and ESPNU’s Campus Connections. As a Christian conservative, in that order, Chris plans to combine his passion for sharing his faith with his love of writing to Freedom Crossroads in order to help fulfill his ultimate goal of glorifying the Lord through everything he does.
Chandler Ball serves as a communications coordinator for the American Conservative Union and the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She creates and manages social media content for ACU, CPAC, and American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) projects including the Family Prosperity Initiative (FPI) and ACUF’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform. She is a graduate of Liberty University’s School of Government where she earned a Master’s degree in public policy. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.
Chase Stevens is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University and lives in Raleigh, NC. He is an avid sports fan (especially of basketball and football!). He loves reading, and C.S. Lewis is his favorite author. Ultimately, he strives to honor God in every sphere of his life, knowing that all things will ultimately be redeemed for the glory of God. One of his life verses is Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
Contributing columnist and op-ed writer, & founder of The Political Informer. Please, no fear mongering. The best way for Christians to win over society is to be presence in it with love & respect. Christianity isn’t a culture, it’s a faith.
“Joash Thomas spent his childhood attending a house church in India. A first generation immigrant, Joash has around four years of experience in legislative affairs, strategic communications and government relations at the state, federal and international level. Joash currently heads up Patriot Public Affairs, an Atlanta-based public affairs / political consulting firm. A proud graduate of Georgia State University, Joash is a current Masters degree candidate at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.”
Will Jones is a sophomore history and journalism major at the University of Alabama. He is a passionate Christ follower, journalist and lover of all things related to the Crimson Tide.
Christian, conservative, UCF alum, Current SBTS student, ERLC research assistant, Israel Journey program leader.