David Zahl is the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird blog. Born in New York City and brought up elsewhere, David graduated from Georgetown University in 2001, and then worked for several years as a youth minister in New England. In 2007 he founded Mockingbird in NYC. Today David and his wife Cate reside in Charlottesville, VA with their two boys, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. His first book, A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll, appeared in 2014. Most recently, David co-authored Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints) with Will McDavid and Ethan Richardson. Even after all these years, he’s still mourning the end of Calvin and Hobbes (and hoping that Axl and Slash will bury the hatchet). His favorite theologian is probably a cross between Johnny Cash, Flannery O’Connor and his brother Simeon.
Ethan Richardson is the founding editor of The Mockingbird magazine. Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009, before spending two years in New Orleans with Teach For America. Shortly after coming on staff in 2011, Ethan authored This American Gospel, and in 2013, he oversaw the completion of The Mockingbird Devotional. Most recently, Ethan co-authored Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). He lives out in the country with his wife Hannah, and together they enjoy the (pretend) agrarian life. His interests include gritty British crime shows, country funk, and baseball documentaries.
CJ Green won his first coloring contest in the spring of ’98. He has since graduated from the University of Virginia having studied English Lit and Middle Eastern Studies. He now lives in Charlottesville, and spends his time serving Mediterranean-inspired tapas, driving out to Innisfree Village, and enjoying his little corner in the Mockingbird office where he can hear Ethan whistle while he works. His favorite writers include Lemony Snicket, Kate DiCamillo, and Roald Dahl.
Bryan Jarrell – coming soon.
In addition to David, Ethan, CJ and Bryan, Mockingbird relies on the invaluable contributions of its many volunteers. In the summer, we offer a handful of internship opportunities for college students and seminarians. Inquiries may be directed to David Zahl at email@example.com.