Meet the Beacon Lights Staff

The Beacon Lights staff is responsible for production of the magazine on a monthly basis. The magazine and its staff are organized under and overseen by the Federation Board of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies.

Brendan Looyenga

Editor-in-Chief

As editor-in-chief, Brendan is responsible for editorial policy and for presiding at our staff meetings. He is also responsible for the editorial column and the general direction of the magazine.

Ashley Mulder

Archivist

As Archivist, Ashley keeps track of our ever-growing Archives and manages the uploading of past and present issues to the website.

Charlie Potjer

Contributing Writers Correspondent

As one of our Contributing Writers Correspondents, Charlie is responsible for finding writers and articles for the various rubrics and for proposing new rubrics, articles, and writers. If you have an idea for an article, or you’d like to see a specific issue topic in the future, OR you would like to write for the Beacon Lights, contact Jake, Charlie, or Josh!

Dan Gritters

Managing Editor

Dan is the Beacon Lights managing editor, responsible for assisting the editor in carrying out all their duties.

Kristin Marcus

Secretary

Kristin is the Beacon Lights secretary, whose duties include taking minutes at all meetings and managing the publication's correspondence.

Jake vanderKolk

Contributing Writers Correspondent

As one of our Contributing Writers Correspondents, Jake is responsible for finding writers and articles for the various rubrics and for proposing new rubrics, articles, and writers. If you have an idea for an article, or you’d like to see a specific issue topic in the future, OR you would like to write for the Beacon Lights, contact Jake, Charlie, or Josh!

Tyler Block

Business Manager

Tyler has recently succeeded Jake Dykstra in managing the finances and subscriptions for the Beacon Lights. Any questions regarding your subscription or donation can be directed to Tyler!

Leah Decker

Promotions Manager

As Promotions Manager, Leah is responsible for increasing awareness of the magazine inside and outside the PR churches. She also manages our social media, including Facebook and Instagram.

Joshua Harris

Contributing Writers Correspondent

As one of our Contributing Writers Correspondents, Josh is responsible for finding writers and articles for the various rubrics and for proposing new rubrics, articles, and writers. If you have an idea for an article, or you’d like to see a specific issue topic in the future, OR you would like to write for the Beacon Lights, contact Jake, Charlie, or Josh!

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