The Writers

Parke Brown IV is an editorial production coordinator for The Seed Company. He has served with the organization since 2002.


Jenny Evans works as a copy writer for The Seed Company. Previously she served with Wycliffe Bible Translators as a Literacy Specialist in the Philippines. She now enjoys sharing life’s adventures with her husband, Gary. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.


Johanna Fenton is a researcher and digital content specialist for The Seed Company. Before, she served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea as a linguist. She is married, has two kids and lives in Minnesota. Twitter: @johannafenton.


Laura Gish began serving with The Seed Company in Arlington, Texas after graduating from Baylor University in 2009. She now serves with a small group, attends a school of ministry and loves spending quality time with family and friends.


Tammie Gitt is a prayer advocate for The Seed Company and works for a newspaper in Pennsylvania. She’s a former youth leader, sometime writer, avid reader, casual cyclist, newbie hiker, missions advocate and amateur photographer. Twitter: @living3368.


Claire Hanlon is a writer for The Seed Company, working remotely from small-town Montana. She’s newly married to another writer, and their household includes two kitties who aren’t too fond of each other.


Penny Lent is a writer and editor for The Seed Company. She and husband Gary have served in Cameroon, Dallas, Thailand and JAARS. They share two grown sons and now work in SE Asia. Penny loves chocolate and crossword puzzles.


Jan Matthews is a writer for The Seed Company. She’s married, has six kids and five grandkids. Inspiration usually comes at 3 a.m. while the jungle sleeps. Sometimes it’s at the bottom of a Starbucks cup. Twitter: @covenantwoman01.


Bill McCoy is the director of prayer for The Seed Company. Prior to joining The Seed Company, he served in pastoral ministry and public relations. Among his favorite answers to prayer are his amazing wife and two very active sons. Twitter: @prayrbilldr.


Paul Merrill is the director of Greener Grass Media. He served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Texas, Kenya, England and now works in Colorado. He has a wife, three kids and loves strong dark coffee. Twitter: @paulmerrill and @grngrassmedia.

Roy Peterson is a networker for the Bibleless, life-long learner, avid reader, servant leader, world-traveler and CEO of The Seed Company. His wife is Rita. Twitter: @RoyLPeterson.

Mike Toupin is Vice President for Development at The Seed Company. He served as a Bible translator in West Africa for many years and lives on the East Coast with his wife.


Doug Wicks is a development representative in California with The Seed Company. He served with Wycliffe in Uganda for 11 years. He is the husband of Jolene and the father of three kids, and owns golf clubs that he’d like to use sometime. Twitter: @magictwicks.