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Meet the Staff
Gregory Wolfe is the founder and editor of Image. He also serves as Writer in Residence and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Seattle Pacific University. Recently he launched a literary imprint, Slant, through Wipf & Stock Publishers.
Among his books are Beauty Will Save the World (ISI Books), Malcolm Muggeridge: A Biography (ISI Books), and Sacred Passion: The Art of William Schickel (Notre Dame). A collection of his editorial statements from Image, entitled Intruding Upon the Timeless: Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery, was published in 2003 by Square Halo Books. Another collection of essays, The Operation of Grace: Further Meditations on Art, Faith, and Mystery, is forthcoming from Cascade Books.
He is the co-editor of God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas and God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter (both from Paraclete). Wolfe is also the editor of The New Religious Humanists: A Reader (Free Press) and Here at Last is Love: Selected Poems of Dunstan Thompson (Slant).
He has published essays, reviews, and articles in numerous journals, including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Christian Century, Christianity Today, Commonweal, First Things, and The Tablet.
In 2005, he served as a judge in nonfiction for the National Book Awards.
Wolfe received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Hillsdale College and his M.A. in English literature from Oxford University.
In 2012, he was inducted to the College of Fellows at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley) and awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters.
He is married to the novelist Suzanne M. Wolfe, who also teaches at Seattle Pacific University.
His website is www.gregorywolfe.com.
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Mary Kenagy Mitchell’s short stories and essays have appeared in the Georgia Review, Image (issue 29), Beloit Fiction Journal, St Katherine Review, and the anthologies Not Safe But Good, Peculiar Pilgrims, and The Spirit of Food. She has received a grant from the Seattle Arts Commission and a special mention in the Pushcart Prize Anthology. She graduated from Stanford University and holds an MFA in creative writing from Arizona State University, and has taught fiction writing at Seattle Pacific University.
Stuart was an early subscriber to Image, and has been a resource development professional since 1978, when he joined Cornell University’s department of University Development as a writer at the beginning of its $230 million capital campaign, and stayed for ten years. During that time, he also founded two theatre companies. As founding artistic director of Theatre & Company in Kitchener, Ontario, he oversaw the strategic development that turned a small Canadian theatre ensemble into a nationally-recognized regional repertory theatre, and conducted a $4.1 million campaign that brought a new theatre facility to the company and downtown Kitchener. After spending some time as a consultant, Stuart worked in global development, where, as Director of Major Giving for Agros International, he was responsible for bringing in a transformational gift, the largest in the twenty-six year history of the organization.
Suzanne M. Wolfe received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University. Her first novel, Unveiling, was published in 2004 by Paraclete Press. Her second novel, The Confessions of X, will be published by HarperCollins in January, 2016. She is the co-author of several works including Books That Build Character (Touchstone) and Bless This House: Prayers for Families and Children (Jossey-Bass). Suzanne teaches English literature and creative writing at Seattle Pacific University.
Her website can be found here.
He has served three times as a reader in the Pacific Northwest Writer Association's annual poetry contest and his nonfiction has been honorably mentioned in Best American Essays. His writing has most recently appeared in The Toast and The Other Journal, and he has a chapter forthcoming in a book about Breaking Bad through Bloomsbury Academic. Recently, he was a consultant for the development of a new festival called Movies & Meaning. He also does occasional freelance book development.
Aubrey Allison graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Writing. She is a regular contributor to the Ruminate Magazine blog, where she worked as Website Editor, and the Relief Journal blog. She is also the program coordinator of the Seattle Pacific University MFA in Creative Writing program.
Our Current Fellows
Originally from Tennessee, Dyana Herron has divided the last seven years between Seattle, Philadelphia, and Boston. She is a graduate of SPU's MFA in Creative Writing program, has been a regular contributor to Image's Good Letters blog, worked as Creative Writing Editor for The Other Journal, and currently teaches creative nonfiction in The Glen Online. She is also a poet who has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She contributed a short essay, "Christians in the Age of Sincerity," to Image's 25th anniversary issue, which featured young artists of faith. Herron is spending the academic year in residency at Image and Seattle Pacific University working on her first book-length manuscript, a work of creative nonfiction that focuses on her hometown, her family, and her brother's federal prison sentence.
Alexandra is completing a Bachelor’s degree in professional writing with a minor in English literature at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. She is passionate about celebrating the Imago Dei through the arts, and personally emphasizes literature and photography. Her dream job would be founding an artistic community reminiscent of Hull House or the Lamorna Colony. Alexandra has worked for four years on Spring Arbor’s student news publication, The Pulse, serving as editor-in-chief for the last two. She spent one semester studying Victorian and Modern literature at Oxford University, Wycliffe Hall, and this experience was instrumental in cementing her love for the intersection of community and literature. Alexandra spends her free time consuming copious amounts of NPR, BBC Radio 4’s Open Book, and Damian Barr’s Literary Salon podcasts. She pretends she’s Lara Croft by going geocaching, throws an inordinate amount of dinner parties, and is a farmers market connoisseur, which is one of the many reasons she is excited to join the Image community in Seattle.
In May, Mindi Popovich graduated from Hillsdale College in Michigan with an English major and a Classics Studies minor. She hopes to pursue a career in publishing for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. Her favorite authors include Jane Austen, George Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, and T.S. Eliot. When she isn’t reading, she’s usually baking or studying languages, the Victorian era, and world mythologies. An expat from rural Kansas, she spends a significant amount of time being delighted by the foliage and many pugs of Seattle and receiving updates about her cat, The Great Catsby, from her mom.
Rachel Holley just earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in French Language and Culture, having taken classes in Art History, Theology, and Philosophy on the side. She considers her semester abroad studying at Oxford University to be, as of yet, the single most profoundly impactful experience of her life. Her favorite authors include T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, and Marilynne Robinson. Having just finished her senior year, she plans to take a gap year to live and work in Seattle, and then, hopefully, to spend a year teaching English in Normandy. After that, she plans to go to grad school to further her literary studies in some capacity. Her eventual dream is to become an English professor, because there is no other job where you get paid to do what she loves—that is, to read, write, ask questions, engage in classes, and have long conversations. She currently attends an Anglo-Catholic parish, and has a growing interest in Catholicism.