Standard expands website
with four new columnists
___A librarian, an engineer and two pastors have been named cybercolumnists for the Baptist Standard's online edition.
___Donna Van Cleve of Cotulla, Berry Simpson of Midland, John Duncan of Granbury and Brett Younger of Waco will write columns on a rotating basis. They will be featured weekly at the Standard's website, www.baptiststandard.com.
___"We're excited to offer the warmth and wisdom of four talented, insightful and deeply committed writers," Editor Marv Knox said. "Our cybercolumnists will expand the range of our website and provide our online readers something special to anticipate week-in and week-out.
___"The online columns will focus on living out the Christian faith, marriage and family, daily living and church. They will be inspirational, often humorous and always to the point."
___Duncan is pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. He also is a veteran freelance writer and has had articles published in Preaching, Church Administration, Biblical Illustrator, Growing Churches, Deacon, Today's Christian Teen, Caregiving and Hood County News.
___Duncan and his wife, Judy, are the parents of three daughters, Amy, Jennifer and Melanie.
___He is a graduate of Howard Payne University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
___Simpson is a petroleum engineer and mayor pro-tem of the city of Midland. He writes an online inspirational column and also has had articles published in Runner Triathlete News, Inside Texas Running, Runners World and The Rundown.
___He and his wife, Cyndi, are the parents of two teenagers, Byron and Katie. They are members of First Baptist Church in Midland, where he is a deacon, Sunday School teacher and trombonist in the orchestra.
___He is a graduate of New Mexico Junior College and the University of Oklahoma.
___Van Cleve is director of the public library in Cotulla. She has been a writer for more than 20 years and has had articles published in local media outlets as well as Western Horseman. She also has been a schoolteacher.
___She and her husband, Jack, are the parents of two children, Jack and Vanessa. They are members of First Baptist Church in Cotulla, where she is church pianist.
___She is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.
___Younger is pastor of Lake Shore Baptist Church in Waco and previously was pastor of churches in Kansas and Indiana. He most recently wrote the Baptist Standard's Life & Work Sunday School lesson series.
___He and his wife, Carol, are the parents of two sons, Graham and Caleb.
___He is a graduate of Baylor University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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