Media Hope Authors


Michael Aggrey
Author since 3.20.11

I am from Nigeria and I’m a graduate student at Liberty University majoring in Human Services/Organizational Studies. After graduation, I am going back home to Nigeria to work on a non-profit organization that I started. I love writing in first person. I enjoy all kinds of music, soccer, basketball, and football. I love life.

Jeremy Angione
Author since 1.30.11

Hey, I'm Jeremy Angione. I'm a freshman at Liberty University majoring in Communications with a concentration on Journalism. I'm probably the biggest movie buff I know and have been described as a pop culture nut! I love writing (especially reviews) and I'm all over the place when it comes to my hobbies - from athletics to art - I love it all!


Aubrey Blankenship
Author since 1.27.10

I'm a graduate student studying Media Communications at Liberty University. I have a passion for making Christ known in our culture and I plan on pursuing a career in writing and editing after graduation in May. Currently, I'm obsessed with all things social media. I enjoy reading the news (and a good mystery novel), drinking coffee, spending time in warm weather, and investing in the relationships around me.

Danae Brack
Author since 10.26.10

I'm a graduate student in Liberty University's School of Communications. My concentration is rhetoric, which should tell you right away that I'm a bit of an egghead. I'm passionate about politics and am a bit of an activist. Also, I like a good book, a thought-provoking conversation, almost anything outdoors, cooking, and anything involving coffee.


Ryan Carr
Author since 2.03.11

I’m a senior Print Journalism major at Liberty University with a minor in Business. During my time at Liberty I have worked as a student equipment manager for the Liberty Flames football team. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy reading and writing about my favorite teams. I am a diehard Washington Capitals and Baltimore Ravens fan. My dream job is to work in some way or another with a sports team or in sports journalism.


Kwaku De-Graft-Duncan
Author since 3.29.11


I like to play video games, listen to music, hang out with my friends, watch movies with quick snacks, play sports and read a book every now and then. But that's not who I actually am. The person I strive to be is someone creative or will be known for doing something really cool and I hope to achieve this through my sudden love for writing and media.


Emily DeFosse
Author since 2.12.11

Hi. I'm Emily DeFosse and I am working on my Master's in Media Communication at Liberty. I have a Bachelor's in Journalism and I love the written word. I enjoy reading classic literature, watching old movies, and drinking lots of coffee! I hope to be able to write for magazines or write my own books one day.


Charlie Evans
Author since 4.11.11

I'm a junior at Liberty University studying Aviation. I write because I have an opinion and access to the Truth, and I try to incorporate both into what I say. As a drummer, I'm very passionate about music. I'm from a little town in the boondocks of Maryland. (Yes, Maryland's got some countryfolk!) I can't stand being inside for too long and I love getting lost exploring God's creation. I'm also a firm believer in the necessity of front porches. Without one, most of my best conversations may have never happened. You can read more of my writing on Musings, my blog at



Lyn Fang
Author since 3.20.11

Hi, my name is Yilin (my English name is Lyn). I am a Korean-Chinese. I am a graduate student studying Media and Communications at Liberty. I enjoy watching movies and advertisements, hiking, listening to the music, traveling, and cooking.


Emily Gipson
Author since 1.30.11

I’m a student at Liberty University pursuing my degree in Communications. My major is Advertising and Public relations with a minor in Graphic Design. I love to make people laugh! My friends say that I’m cheerful and outgoing. I enjoy traveling and doing mission work overseas.

Mike Godsoe
Author since 10.09.10

Mike Godsoe spent much of his childhood in a trailer park, and in what some would consider an abusive home. By the age of 19 Mike had discovered whiskey and women, and tried to escape from the pain of his childhood and teenage years by running to both.

A month after his 20th birthday he spent an hour and a half “venting” to the Lord. The conversation was summarized by one question – “Lord, you’ve used me to heal the lives of broken people, but Lord, when do I get healed?” A couple weeks later Mike noticed there was an internal change. His heart had been healed. Immediately he began to go back to the people he knew to testify of a God that heals the broken.

As a sales/marketing professional, Mike Godsoe works with business people to improve their businesses. As an ambassador for an Eternal Kingdom, he works with people to improve their lives through the power of Jesus Christ.

Kailey Green
Author since 4.13.11

I'm Kailey, a student of Communication at Liberty University. Hailing from California, I'm still struggling with the weather adjustment, but I'll get it eventually (I hope). I love all things Disney, I love my husband (we got married in January!), and I love the Lord. I'm excited to live out all the craziness God has in store for my life and to make Him known through media.


Alison Howard
Author since 11.13.10

Alison Howard is a senior at Liberty University, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and minoring in Psychology. In her 22 years she has taken on sideline sports reporting, Honors classes, and the art of making the perfect cup of coffee. Her inner nerd comes out in Honors classes, discussing advertising in commercials, and loving our nation's history. When she's not busy multi-tasking, she dreams of snowboarding, surfing, and all things relaxing. Follow her on Twitter @alisonhoward1.



Amaris Johnson
Author since 2.03.11

I am a senior at Liberty University studying Communications Video Broadcasting and minoring in Psychology. My goal is to produce and direct movies and television programs. I grew up in a military family so I moved around a lot, and have been to many schools. So, I have enjoyed staying at Liberty University for all four years. In my free time I enjoy watching movies with friends and shopping!


Heather Kidd
Author since 11.10.10
Hi, My name is Heather Kidd. I am a senior at Liberty University studying communications with a concentration in Advertising. I am from Lynchburg, Virginia. I am a full time student and also a server. I would say I get along with everyone! My goals in life are to own my own business, have a family, and do all things to glorify God.
Maeve Knobeloch
Author since 1.30.11

Maeve Knobeloch is a freshman at Liberty University originally from Mascoutah, Illinois. She is studying Communications with a concentration in Advertising and Public Relations. She is a big fan of all types of music, movies, and books, but especially loves to read.


Katherine Lacaze
Author since 11.03.10

Katherine Lacaze is a junior at Liberty University, majoring in Journalism and minoring in Criminal Justice. She is originally from Kingman, AZ and loves to read, write, act and do intercollegiate policy debate. She is interested in history, philosophy, the arts, English literature and Chinese food.

Philip Luca
Author since 1.20.10

Writting is a passion of mine... I have a lot to say. I'm a thinker and a talker, and those two hobbies give me more than enough to write. On the side I'm a world traveler. Coffee and interesting blogs are a daily diet.


Sarah Matley
Author since 10.29.10

Hi, my name is Sarah Michelle Matley; I graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Advertising and Public Relations. My passion is in finding a creative way to spread a message, particularly among middle school and high school students. The exorbitant amount of time I spend with teenage girls and their vernacular is often unknowingly reflected in my writing. My desire is to write about my life experiences so others might be encouraged and discover the beautiful truth of a Savior who loves them.

Kelly McGuire
Author since 3.23.11
Kelly McGuire
Author since 2.28.11

My name is Kelly McGuire and I am a senior at Liberty University. I am majoring in Communications with a specialization in Advertising. With my major, I would like to get into event planning. I love the beach, travelling, playing sports, coffee, and spending time with my friends and family. An interesting fact about me is that I graduated from a small Christian High School with a class of nine.

Sarah Miller
Author since 1.27.11

I am currently a senior at Liberty University and will be graduating in May with an Advertising/Public Relations major and a minor in Journalism.  I grew up outside of Philadelphia all my life and decided to come to Liberty in 2007. I love the field of communication because I love to interact with people and believe that building relationships is an important part of life. I also love planning events and hope to find a job where I can use those abilities after college. Outside of school, I love to hang out with friends, travel, and go shopping.


Alena Naff
Author since 3.20.11

Hi! My name is Alena BethIris Naff. If you’re not raising your eyebrow at that middle name, you’re my new best friend. I’m a graduate student at Liberty University, studying Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. I’m excited where this degree is guiding my career, and I hope to always please God and further his kingdom with my work. Bottom line, I try to have fun in everything I do. Even if “FUN” isn’t my middle name.


Jillian Paul
Author since 1.28.11

My name is Jillian Paul. I am currently a student at Liberty University and working on a degree in Communications. I am majoring in Advertising and am so excited to get out in to the job market. During my years at Liberty I have grown spiritually, learned that coffee is my best friend, and learned that reading is easily my favorite past time. My heart's desire is to impact our culture in a positive way for God's glory, either through promoting through a non-profit or helping in women's ministry. Something interesting about me is that I love to travel, take photos, and snowboard.

Karen Swallow Prior
Author since 6.09.09

Karen Swallow Prior chairs the Department of English and Modern Languages at Liberty University where she is Associate Professor of English at Liberty. She specializes in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and teaches courses in Christian Literature and Christian Poetics. Prior earned both her Ph.D. and her M.A. in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo and received her B.A. in English at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. She lives with her husband and three German Shorthaired Pointers in a 1912 farmhouse which is under constant renovation.


Hillary Ritchart
Author since 4.12.11

Hello my name is Hillary Ritchart and I am from Indiana. I am currently a student at Liberty University and I am planning on graduating with a degree in Journalism, Graphic Design, or Studio Art. I have a big passion for the arts, writing, adventure, and creativity in general. I love traveling to, and learning about, different cultures, and I hope to study abroad in Italy. I choose to keep God as the center of my life and to face this world head on one day at a time.

Amy Royall
Author since 11.03.10

Hi, my name is Amy Danielle Royall. I am currently a student at Liberty University and working on a Bachelor of Science in Communications. I am majoring in Print Journalism and absolutely love everything about it.

Most people describe me as being an outgoing and outspoken woman. My heart’s desire is to impact people for God’s glory through the written word.
Something interesting about me is that I spent a month and a half in the mountains of Thailand during the summer of 2010.


Peter Sawyer
Author since 11.03.10

I’m from Virginia. I have been a Christ follower since the end of High School. I love to read and write, and my favorite authors are Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ernest Hemingway, Tim O’Brien, and Robert Heinlein. I am a senior journalism student at Liberty University.

Jonathan Schneider
Author since 5.01.11

Hey, my name is Jonathan Schneider. I am an English major at Liberty University. I have a strong passion for relaying the Gospel and the glory of our Lord through my writing, and I plan on pursuing a career in which I can do just that. I am a laid back person, and I try to soak up every bit enjoyment in my surroundings each day. I spend my time writing songs, working on story ideas, and chilling with friends.

Stephen Sigmon
Author since 3.24.11

First and foremost, I'm from Texas. I love my state and refer to her affectionately as "The Motherland". Secondly, I'm a junior at Liberty University studying Communications. I believe very strongly that the Lord has it in His will for me to be in the field of Communications and I look forward to following through with whatever plan He has laid out for me. I enjoy writing about topics I’m passionate about. I love sports, particularly the NBA and more specifically the LA Lakers and OKC Thunder. I'm blessed beyond measure to be attending Liberty University and I look forward to what the Lord has in store for my life.

Justin Stroud
Author since 11.13.10

Loves: Zac Snyder, Christopher Nolan, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Olivia de Havilland, Die Hard 1&2, Star Wars 4-6, old Disney movies, and (eek) Lady Gaga.  I might die for that woman.

Likes: The Berenstain Bears, Wishbone, Journey, Castle(ABC), Community(NBC), Family Guy and American Dad!, Mystery Science Theater 3000, spaghetti, and political and religious arguments (they're better together!).

Dislikes: Twilight, Glee, Matt Damon, Vanessa Hudgens, Jack Black.

Hates: Sean Penn, guacamole, romcoms that make the man out the be the villain EVERY TIME, Saw movies, and Lady Gaga's politics.

Hilary Sutton
Author since 2.12.11

Hilary Sutton is currently pursuing a master’s in communication with a focus on media at Liberty University. She graduated from Liberty in 2007 with a bachelor's in communications and has spent the last 4 years traveling the east coast performing in live theatre and freelance writing. She is a southern girl from Nashville but has fallen in love with New York. She has a passion for all things creative and plans to always pursue what she loves: acting and writing.


Ben Taylor
Author since 11.24.10
Ben Taylor
Author since 11.03.10
Ben Taylor is a graduate student at George Mason University, a copywriter, and a thinker. He's big on peanut butter, the occasional morning trail run, taking big whiffs of the air, and hunting for Truth (not just the concept - the Person) especially over coffee with a good friend. He also likes good photographs, really bad puns, and his girlfriend. You can read his musings at


Paul Watson
Author since 10.04.10

I specialize in communicating specific ideas to a wide audience. I am a published novelist with an MA in Communication Studies and Mass Media, a BS in Advertising/Public Relations, and a minor in Business. For more information, visit: 

Ezy Wedemeyer
Author since 3.20.11

I am currently a junior at Liberty University and am studying International Business with concentrations in Marketing and Public Relations. I look forward to starting up an organization in the future and helping people in unique and effective ways. I love football and sports in general and I love all types of music. I am proud to say that I am part of the awesome marketing team for MediaHope and look forward to seeing MediaHope reach places we could never have imagined!