Co-Founder - President - Editor
Jemar TisbyJemar is the President and Co-Founder of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN) where he blogs about theology, race, and culture. He has written for outlets such as Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and Urban Faith. Jemar helps coordinate the African American Leadership Initiative (AALI), at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Divinity degree from RTS in Jackson. Jemar is a member of Redeemer Church, PCA, and is married with one child.
John RichardsJohn is an Editorial Director at Urban Ministries, Inc., located in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the Managing Editor of UrbanFaith.com, an online community that cultivates pivotal commentary on culture and faith. He received his B.A. from Morehouse College, J.D. from Howard University, and M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. John recently joined RAAN as its Managing Editor and looks forward to serving on staff with a great group of people.
Visuals, Associate Editor
Alicia RollinsAlicia was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from BIOLA University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2010). She currently enjoys working alongside Life Coaches at a program for adults with developmental disabilities. Alicia loves to support various organizations through the areas of writing and visual communication. She hopes to receive more training in Biblical Counseling in the near future. Alicia is passionate about the beauty in differences, and loves to bridge gaps and make connections across perspectives. You can find her at www.reimages.net, a blogsite about “Illustrative Knowledge.”
Producer - Pass The Mic (Upcoming Podcast)
Beau YorkAfter seven years of a dedicated career in telecommunications marketing and product development, Beau took a step back when the needs of his family called. Unable to stay stagnant for long, he founded the Podastery Network. The mission was simple: provide listeners with highly engaging content that surpassed traditional radio in both quality and consistency. Beau joined the RAANetwork team in the Fall of 2013.
Dennis LouisDennis Louis serves as Executive Theological Editor for the RAANetwork, is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, and is Pastoral Intern at McIlwain Presbyterian Church (Pensacola, Fl) where he is currently pursuing ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America. Dennis and his wife, Theresa, have three children.
Andrea FroehlichAndrea was born and raised on a farm in southern Minnesota and now lives in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, receiving a B.A. in English. She currently works for The Gospel Coalition, planning events and coordinating translation teams. Before joining TGC in 2014, she worked in politics and most recently served at Desiring God. She is passionate about serving high-risk kids and their families. To this end, along with a friend, she started a cooking class for inner city kids at a local park. This ministry has grown to provide support for and relationships with many families in the neighborhood. She also works part-time at Hope Academy, an inner city Christian school.
Lea CokerLea Coker joins RAAN as an associate editor. Coker is a Belhaven University graduate and has her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing. She currently lives in Madrid, Spain with her husband and works as an English Language Assistant in a public high school, where she assists in the education of the English language and American culture.
Lathea MiskelLathea Miskel joins RAAN as media and communications strategist. Miskel was born in Louisiana and grew up in Bay Minette, AL. She is a soon to be graduate from the University of South Alabama where she is receiving a bachelors degree in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. Upon graduation she plans to work in the Public Relations field with the hope of one day attending seminary to be come a counselor.