Editorial Board

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy and is a writer and editor from Lincoln NE.  His work has been published in First Things, National Review, Books & Culture, Commonweal, Plough Quarterly, Christianity Today, Front Porch Republic, and the University Bookman. He holds a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jake lives in Lincoln NE with his wife Joie, daughter Davy, and three sons, Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. His first book, In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World, was published by InterVarsity Press. His second book is scheduled to be published summer of 2021, also from IVP. Find him on Twitter @jake_meador or email pitches to him at

Susannah Black is an associate editor with Mere Orthodoxy. She received her BA from Amherst College and her MA from Boston University. She is an editor at Plough and director with the Davenant Institute. She’s a founding editor of Solidarity Hall and is on the Board of the Distributist Review. Her writing has appeared in First Things, The Distributist Review, Solidarity Hall, Providence, Amherst Magazine, Front Porch Republic, Ethika Politika, The Human Life Review, The American Conservative, Mere Orthodoxy, and elsewhere. She blogs at Radio Free Thulcandra and tweets at @suzania. A native Manhattanite, she is now living in Queens.

Onsi A. Kamel is an associate editor with Mere Orthodoxy as well as the editor in chief of the Davenant Press.

He holds an MA from Princeton Seminary and is currently studying at the University of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his family.

loftus CT headshot(1)Matthew Loftus is a contributing editor with Mere Orthodoxy. He teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at

 Grace Olmstead is a contributing editor with Mere Orthodoxy. Her work focuses on farming, localism, and family.

Her writing has been published in The American Conservative, The Week, The New York Times, Washington Post, National Review, and The Federalist among others. Her book Uprooted is being published by Penguin Random House in 2021.

headshot-oxfordDr. Matthew Lee Anderson (D.Phil Oxford) is the founding editor of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of our Exploring:  A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith.

Anderson is a Perpetual Member of Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute. He invites you to email him at or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.


Chris Krycho

Chris Krycho is a husband and the father of two delightful little girls. He is a lead software engineer for LinkedIn (but cannot help you with the email frequency). In his spare time he writes extensively on software development, ethics, technology, and theology; runs half marathons; composes orchestra music; and tries to contribute a little here and there to the life of his local church.

Charlie Clark lives in Hanover, NH with his wife Sarah.

After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2011 with a degree in Classics, he earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee.

He now works as a director at the Wheelock Society at his alma mater.