Contributors

We couldn't make this magazine a reality without our amazing contributors. Listed below are the authors of our latest issue's compelling articles, artwork, reviews, and creative nonfiction pieces.


Joe & Becky dougherty   Joe Dougherty was a physics teacher for 41 years. He began actively praying for healing in 1970 and has been a member of the House of God's Light community in Ardmore since 1978. He currently serves in Heart of the Father Ministries, which focuses on the Unbound Prayer model.  Becky Dougherty recently retired from 26 years of teaching young children with special needs, and now enjoys working in Early Intervention. She enjoys serving alongside her husband Joe in Heart of the Father Ministries.

Joe & Becky dougherty

Joe Dougherty was a physics teacher for 41 years. He began actively praying for healing in 1970 and has been a member of the House of God's Light community in Ardmore since 1978. He currently serves in Heart of the Father Ministries, which focuses on the Unbound Prayer model.

Becky Dougherty recently retired from 26 years of teaching young children with special needs, and now enjoys working in Early Intervention. She enjoys serving alongside her husband Joe in Heart of the Father Ministries.

samantha ditzel   Samantha Ditzel earned a BA in Communications with an emphasis in the school of Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Presently, she owns and operates a successful network marketing business and serves in the Herbalife Nutrition Community as a Health and Transformation Coach. She enjoys spending time with her two children and husband of over 20 years.

samantha ditzel

Samantha Ditzel earned a BA in Communications with an emphasis in the school of Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Presently, she owns and operates a successful network marketing business and serves in the Herbalife Nutrition Community as a Health and Transformation Coach. She enjoys spending time with her two children and husband of over 20 years.

 
annie orth   Annie Orth is a junior at Penn State University - University Park studying Mechanical Engineering. At Penn State, she works as an undergraduate researcher in a jet engine lab and participates on the Penn State Racing Formula SAE team. Her family is from West Chester, PA and has been attending ccdelco for about a year.

annie orth

Annie Orth is a junior at Penn State University - University Park studying Mechanical Engineering. At Penn State, she works as an undergraduate researcher in a jet engine lab and participates on the Penn State Racing Formula SAE team. Her family is from West Chester, PA and has been attending ccdelco for about a year.

 
monica guaglione   Monica Guaglione has a background in classroom teaching and leadership development. She established the children and youth ministries at ccdelco and is currently designing a classical school. She has a degree in Psychology and Social Studies from Chestnut Hill College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Villanova. She presently resides in Glen Mills, PA where her greatest joy is being a wife, mom, and grandmom.

monica guaglione

Monica Guaglione has a background in classroom teaching and leadership development. She established the children and youth ministries at ccdelco and is currently designing a classical school. She has a degree in Psychology and Social Studies from Chestnut Hill College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Villanova. She presently resides in Glen Mills, PA where her greatest joy is being a wife, mom, and grandmom.

 
andrea lafountain   Andrea LaFountain was raised in Ireland and moved to the USA after marrying a local Philadelphian, joining ccdelco that same year. Andrea currently serves in ccdelco’s prayer ministry and works as a healthcare consultant specializing in patient engagement. She lives in Wallingford, PA, with her husband Andy and their five children.

andrea lafountain

Andrea LaFountain was raised in Ireland and moved to the USA after marrying a local Philadelphian, joining ccdelco that same year. Andrea currently serves in ccdelco’s prayer ministry and works as a healthcare consultant specializing in patient engagement. She lives in Wallingford, PA, with her husband Andy and their five children.

 
lorraine lattanzi   Lorraine Lattanzi works part-time as a music teacher in a Christian school and volunteers at ccdelco in the small group, prayer, and women’s ministries. She’s also been a member of IHOP FS for several years as well as Delaware House of Prayer. She has three adult sons, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters—Aniyah and Nora.

lorraine lattanzi

Lorraine Lattanzi works part-time as a music teacher in a Christian school and volunteers at ccdelco in the small group, prayer, and women’s ministries. She’s also been a member of IHOP FS for several years as well as Delaware House of Prayer. She has three adult sons, a daughter-in-law and two granddaughters—Aniyah and Nora.

 
emily wartnaby   Emily Whartnaby has attended ccdelco for seven years and loves her Thursday night prayer group. She has served in Jkids ministry and is currently serving in University of Delaware’s Blue Hens for Christ. While a current student at Delaware technical community college, she will be continuing her education this fall at Wilmington University on a track to earn her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science.

emily wartnaby

Emily Whartnaby has attended ccdelco for seven years and loves her Thursday night prayer group. She has served in Jkids ministry and is currently serving in University of Delaware’s Blue Hens for Christ. While a current student at Delaware technical community college, she will be continuing her education this fall at Wilmington University on a track to earn her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science.

 
mary ellen petini   Mary Ellen Petini currently lives in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. Since coming back from Nepal, she’s lived in Chadds Ford and Radnor for periods of time, praying along the way for the Lord’s direction. She works in King of Prussia for Axia Women’s Health as a patient advocate and loves to boast that ccdelco has been her home church since 1996.

mary ellen petini

Mary Ellen Petini currently lives in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. Since coming back from Nepal, she’s lived in Chadds Ford and Radnor for periods of time, praying along the way for the Lord’s direction. She works in King of Prussia for Axia Women’s Health as a patient advocate and loves to boast that ccdelco has been her home church since 1996.

 
christine uzele   Christine Uzele is an artist/illustrator who teaches art at The Christian Academy. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Fine Art, but before graduation she visited Nairobi, Kenya, where she met and married the man of her dreams. They now have three beautiful children and reside in Wilmington, Delaware.

christine uzele

Christine Uzele is an artist/illustrator who teaches art at The Christian Academy. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Fine Art, but before graduation she visited Nairobi, Kenya, where she met and married the man of her dreams. They now have three beautiful children and reside in Wilmington, Delaware.

Teresa anstatt   Teresa Anstatt is a professional singer, actress, teacher, wife, and mother. She serves her local church on prayer teams, by teaching the Bible, and leading on worship teams. She is currently pursuing her Christian Healing Certification from Global School of Supernatural Ministry so that she may serve as a prayer and care chaplain.

Teresa anstatt

Teresa Anstatt is a professional singer, actress, teacher, wife, and mother. She serves her local church on prayer teams, by teaching the Bible, and leading on worship teams. She is currently pursuing her Christian Healing Certification from Global School of Supernatural Ministry so that she may serve as a prayer and care chaplain.

 
julie tatios   Julie Tatios is 26 years old and lives in West Chester, PA with her family. She's on a mission to discover why God has put her on this earth and loves encouraging others to discover that too! Praying and watching God work in her life and other's is probably her favorite thing.

julie tatios

Julie Tatios is 26 years old and lives in West Chester, PA with her family. She's on a mission to discover why God has put her on this earth and loves encouraging others to discover that too! Praying and watching God work in her life and other's is probably her favorite thing.

 
jannette morrow   Jannette Morrow is a retired/volunteer physician, a writer, and has attended ccdelco since 2007. She is a member of the prayer team, a care chaplain, and helps lead a women's bible study. She lives in North Wilmington, DE.

jannette morrow

Jannette Morrow is a retired/volunteer physician, a writer, and has attended ccdelco since 2007. She is a member of the prayer team, a care chaplain, and helps lead a women's bible study. She lives in North Wilmington, DE.

 
shem uzele   Shem Uzele was born to missionary parents in the Sudan who were originally from the Congo. At the age of two, his family moved to Kenya, where he lived for 30 years until moving to the United States with his American bride, Christine. They currently reside in Wilmington, DE, and have three beautiful children: Anna, Sara, and Moses. Shem has served as one of the pastors at ccdelco since its inception and loves to lead worship.

shem uzele

Shem Uzele was born to missionary parents in the Sudan who were originally from the Congo. At the age of two, his family moved to Kenya, where he lived for 30 years until moving to the United States with his American bride, Christine. They currently reside in Wilmington, DE, and have three beautiful children: Anna, Sara, and Moses. Shem has served as one of the pastors at ccdelco since its inception and loves to lead worship.

 
hayley annino   Hayley Annino graduated in May with a degree in Writing from west chester university. She is also a hair stylist and make-up artist, currently working at a salon and freelancing in her spare time. She hopes to find a career that blends her two passions and love for the Lord to serve wherever He leads her.

hayley annino

Hayley Annino graduated in May with a degree in Writing from west chester university. She is also a hair stylist and make-up artist, currently working at a salon and freelancing in her spare time. She hopes to find a career that blends her two passions and love for the Lord to serve wherever He leads her.

 
leah guaglione   Leah Guaglione is a wedding filmmaker and singer-songwriter with placements on ABC, CBS, HBO, and NBC networks. After studying philosophy in New York, she co-founded a creative agency, producing short films for churches, NGO’s, and fortune 500 companies. Passionate about creating content that speaks to the heart and mind, she believes in describing the kingdom of God effectively as the best storytellers shape culture.

leah guaglione

Leah Guaglione is a wedding filmmaker and singer-songwriter with placements on ABC, CBS, HBO, and NBC networks. After studying philosophy in New York, she co-founded a creative agency, producing short films for churches, NGO’s, and fortune 500 companies. Passionate about creating content that speaks to the heart and mind, she believes in describing the kingdom of God effectively as the best storytellers shape culture.

 
steve smickley   Steve Smickley and his wife, Kristin, were married in 1984 in San Diego, California, and now have two adult children, Sheldon and Allyssia, and reside in Wilmington, Delaware. After serving in the navy, Steve has enjoyed helping local “start-up” churches throughout the US, including Sacramento, CA; Deptford, NJ; Delaware County, PA; and now Wilmington, DE, after serving the ccdelco community for over 20 years.

steve smickley

Steve Smickley and his wife, Kristin, were married in 1984 in San Diego, California, and now have two adult children, Sheldon and Allyssia, and reside in Wilmington, Delaware. After serving in the navy, Steve has enjoyed helping local “start-up” churches throughout the US, including Sacramento, CA; Deptford, NJ; Delaware County, PA; and now Wilmington, DE, after serving the ccdelco community for over 20 years.

 
jared ashworth   Jared Ashworth uses his left brain for career endeavors (public accounting, teaching math, and underwriting insurance) but greatly enjoys dusting off the right side of his brain by drawing, woodworking, or playing guitar. Since college, he has mentored inner-city youth as well as attended ccdelco, where he met his wife, Amanda, and got baptized. Jared also enjoys hunting, working out, and spending time with his kids, Sophia and Declan.

jared ashworth

Jared Ashworth uses his left brain for career endeavors (public accounting, teaching math, and underwriting insurance) but greatly enjoys dusting off the right side of his brain by drawing, woodworking, or playing guitar. Since college, he has mentored inner-city youth as well as attended ccdelco, where he met his wife, Amanda, and got baptized. Jared also enjoys hunting, working out, and spending time with his kids, Sophia and Declan.

 
taylor mccahan   Taylor mccahan started on staff at ccdelco as communications coordinator after graduating from west chester university with a degree in communications studies,  she is excited to explore this new area she'll call home and see where god takes her in this new season of life.

taylor mccahan

Taylor mccahan started on staff at ccdelco as communications coordinator after graduating from west chester university with a degree in communications studies,  she is excited to explore this new area she'll call home and see where god takes her in this new season of life.

Pam hackett   Pam Hackett is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, and pediatric physical therapist who co-owns a local company serving children with special needs. Pam also travels each year to India as a missionary, working with a special school and teaching on spiritual gifts in churches to YWAM missionary trainees.

Pam hackett

Pam Hackett is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, and pediatric physical therapist who co-owns a local company serving children with special needs. Pam also travels each year to India as a missionary, working with a special school and teaching on spiritual gifts in churches to YWAM missionary trainees.

 
janelle lacey   Janelle Lacey is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist currently focusing on outpatient counseling and wellness education. She has attended CCDC for the past 13 years. Janelle and her husband, Dan, live in Havertown, Pa with their two-year-old daughter, Annarose, and enjoy being active in their church and local communities.

janelle lacey

Janelle Lacey is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist currently focusing on outpatient counseling and wellness education. She has attended CCDC for the past 13 years. Janelle and her husband, Dan, live in Havertown, Pa with their two-year-old daughter, Annarose, and enjoy being active in their church and local communities.

 
jim maxim   Jim Maxim served our country as a Marine and has launched multiple companies within the automotive industry. In 2011, Jim and his wife Cathy, founded  Acts413 Ministries , which focuses on the power of prayer. His book  Face-to-Face with God  is a testament to that truth. Jim also has three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and three grandchildren.

jim maxim

Jim Maxim served our country as a Marine and has launched multiple companies within the automotive industry. In 2011, Jim and his wife Cathy, founded Acts413 Ministries, which focuses on the power of prayer. His book Face-to-Face with God is a testament to that truth. Jim also has three sons, three daughter-in-laws, and three grandchildren.

 
sarah smith   Sarah Smith is a family nurse practitioner, a wife, and mom of two boys. She and her family have been a part of the community at ccdelco for ten years. When she is not on an adventure with her family or caring for patients, Sarah loves to read and write about the things that matter the most to her:  God's goodness, family, and adoption.

sarah smith

Sarah Smith is a family nurse practitioner, a wife, and mom of two boys. She and her family have been a part of the community at ccdelco for ten years. When she is not on an adventure with her family or caring for patients, Sarah loves to read and write about the things that matter the most to her:  God's goodness, family, and adoption.

 
eric annino   Eric Annino has attended ccdelco for seven years, serving as a barista, Mobilize contributor, and Kenya team member. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English studies and currently works in marketing and communications at a technology company. He enjoys living in Media, PA with his wife Meg.

eric annino

Eric Annino has attended ccdelco for seven years, serving as a barista, Mobilize contributor, and Kenya team member. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English studies and currently works in marketing and communications at a technology company. He enjoys living in Media, PA with his wife Meg.

 
bri rainey   Bri Rainey has attended ccdelco since 1992. She’s married to the man of her dreams, Tom, whom she met at church when they were kids. She and her husband welcomed a perfect baby boy, Rowan, into the world last summer, and they currently reside in Media, PA.

bri rainey

Bri Rainey has attended ccdelco since 1992. She’s married to the man of her dreams, Tom, whom she met at church when they were kids. She and her husband welcomed a perfect baby boy, Rowan, into the world last summer, and they currently reside in Media, PA.

 
amanda ashworth   Amanda Ashworth is the Editor of Mobilize magazine and the Project Manager for Innovate Academy. Formerly, she’s enjoyed being a Publisher at Routledge in Old City after receiving her master’s degree, freelance writing for Ticket, delivering a commencement speech at Rowan University, and performing as a musical theatre artist in South Africa. After traveling to over thirteen countries, she now enjoys settling down in Chester County with her family and hopes to publish children’s books in the near future.

amanda ashworth

Amanda Ashworth is the Editor of Mobilize magazine and the Project Manager for Innovate Academy. Formerly, she’s enjoyed being a Publisher at Routledge in Old City after receiving her master’s degree, freelance writing for Ticket, delivering a commencement speech at Rowan University, and performing as a musical theatre artist in South Africa. After traveling to over thirteen countries, she now enjoys settling down in Chester County with her family and hopes to publish children’s books in the near future.

 
laura briggs   Laura Briggs is the Art Director for Mobilize magazine and the Communications Director at ccdelco. She is also a wedding photographer who believes that pictures are worth a thousand words. She loves designing, reading, exploring, learning, and most importantly, coffee.

laura briggs

Laura Briggs is the Art Director for Mobilize magazine and the Communications Director at ccdelco. She is also a wedding photographer who believes that pictures are worth a thousand words. She loves designing, reading, exploring, learning, and most importantly, coffee.

 
bonnie reilly   Bonnie Reilly earned a BA in Graphic & Media Design from the London College of Printing in England. After working professionally in the web design field, she embraced the unique opportunity to tour internationally with her husband, John, and his band REILLY. On the road, she contributed to band promotional design and fan interaction. The couple’s most creative calling to date is parenting their two precious kiddos, Cannon and Fiona.

bonnie reilly

Bonnie Reilly earned a BA in Graphic & Media Design from the London College of Printing in England. After working professionally in the web design field, she embraced the unique opportunity to tour internationally with her husband, John, and his band REILLY. On the road, she contributed to band promotional design and fan interaction. The couple’s most creative calling to date is parenting their two precious kiddos, Cannon and Fiona.