Our Team

Nathan Heath
Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Nathan is a graduate of Wheaton College with degrees in international relations and music. He also studied at Davidson College and the University of Oxford and interned with the US House of Representatives, Opportunity International, and the Hudson Institute. He writes for The Philos Project Millennial Influx, AEI, 21st Century Wilberforce. He co-authored an open letter to US evangelical leaders encouraging them to thoughtfully and respectfully engage with our Muslim American neighbors. Nathan currently works for a law firm in Richmond, Virginia.

Ciera Horton
Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Ciera is passionate about storytelling, whether she’s writing fiction stories or news. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post and she spent the past summer as a reporter for WORLD magazine, covering breaking news in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter and on her blog www.cierahorton.wordpress.com.

Aly Vukelich
Director, Marketing and Advancement

Aly is a recent graduate of Wheaton College where she studied applied health science. During her time at Wheaton she interned for multiple nonprofits and foundations, developing an interest in fundraising and grant writing. She also spent two years serving as the Executive Vice President of Student Care on Wheaton’s Student Government, representing students on issues of health and wellbeing. Aly is driven by her passion for empowering others to tell their story, share their faith, and grow in their desire to better know and love those around them, regardless of differences in opinion.

Daniel Van Schooten
Website Manager

Daniel is a Wheaton College grad who studied International Relations and Economics. During the day he fights for a more ethical, open, and accountable government at the Project On Government Oversight, and by night he clicks his computer mouse a lot. He grew up as a missionary kid in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and is married to a missionary kid from Germany.

Don McChesney
Staff Writer and Editor, Theology

Don McChesney is a student at Hillsdale College studying religion and Greek.  He has focused his studies on both patristic theology and the developments of religious practice in the First and Second Great Awakenings.  Don comes from an Evangelical background and has worked with Calvary Chapel Miami Beach and Pine Ridge Bible Church. Don is spending the summer working in the Leadership Alliance Research Program at John Hopkins University investigating the innovations in evangelism of the Second Great Awakening.

Dustin Wahl
Staff Writer and Editor, Politics

Dustin Wahl is a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and a junior studying Politics and Policy at Liberty University. He has been active in his time at Liberty as Freshman Class President, Executive Director of LU Students for Marco Rubio, and as the founder and spokesperson for Liberty United Against Trump. He has been published in The Washington Post and appeared on MSNBC and BBC to discuss evangelical opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy.

Oliver Ha
Copy Editor

Oliver is a 2016 graduate of the Baylor University Scholars Program, where he studied political philosophy and biomedical science. He currently teaches middle school science at Great Hearts Irving, a classical charter school outside of Dallas TX. He’s spent his last few summers in DC learning from think-tank scholars about economics, politics and religion and enjoys reading and writing at these intersections.

Jenna Litz
Staff Writer and Editor, Society

Jenna is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in history and a minor in classical studies. She spent the year after graduation studying the historical origins of international law and international relations in the post-Soviet states at the University of Oxford. Currently she is working on the writing team at a law firm near San Diego that specializes in business immigration. She is passionate about history, the intersection of politics and faith, and pro-life and justice issues. Jenna looks forward to beginning the law school application process.

Nathan Carson
Managing Editor

Nathan is passionate about identifying geopolitical trends that will impact international stability and drive political change worldwide. He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida in Food and Resource Economics and served as a Scholar for the Challenge 2050 Project, addressing global sustainability issues such as water scarcity, food insecurity, and environmental degradation. In September, Nathan will begin studies at the University of Chicago to earn a Master of Arts from the Committee on International Relations.