The Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime
Interim Executive Director & Project Director, Day1 Vital Preaching Project
Rev. Dr. Katie Givens Kime, current Project Director of the ‘Day 1’ Vital Preaching Program made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., will serve as Interim Executive Director. Most recently Dr. Kime was the Director of Religion and Civic Engagement for the faith-based media non-profit Odyssey Impact. In addition to her sermons broadcast on ‘Day 1’ and published in the Journal for Preachers, Dr. Kime holds a M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Emory University, and was a member of the Post-Doctoral Teaching and Research Faculty at the Universität Bern in Switzerland in 2017-18. She served as the Associate Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga., for six years. Ordained by the PC(USA), she worked at Marble Collegiate Church and at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, both in New York City. She and her family reside in both Atlanta and Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Rev. Peter Wallace
Day1 Host Emeritus
The Rev. Peter Wallace was executive producer of Day1 from 2001-2023 and on-air host 2005-2023. He served as president of the Alliance for Christian Media 2012-2023. A graduate of Marshall University (A.B. in journalism/advertising) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Peter is the author of several books, including A Generous Beckoning: Accepting God’s Invitation to a More Fulfilling Life; The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus About Love, Grief, Fear, Joy and Living Authentically; Getting to Know Jesus (Again): Meditations for Lent; and Comstock & Me: My Brief But Unforgettable Career with The West Virginia Hillbilly. He is the editor of Bread Enough for All: A Day1 Guide to Life; Heart and Soul: The Emotions of Jesus, and Faith and Science in the 21st Century: A Primer for Youth and Adults. He has also contributed to many books, study Bibles, devotional guides, magazines, teaching curriculums, and other resources. He is an Episcopal priest based in Atlanta. Peter’s website is PeterMWallace.com
Director of Production/Audio Engineer
Donal Jones is responsible for the high-quality sound of Day1. A vital part of this ministry since 1989, Donal oversees all recording sessions and then digitally edits the weekly programs and podcasts. He also helps to produce special audio and video programs and projects for the Alliance for Christian Media.
Ethel Ware Carter
Ethel Ware is an active Episcopalian and also serves as program director of the Regional Council of Churches in Atlanta, GA.
Lanier operates LanierDailyMoneyMatters.com in Atlanta, GA.
Board of Trustees
Dr. Jennifer Friday, Chair
The Rev. William E. Flippin, Jr., Vice Chair
Nancy Zintak, Secretary
Laurin McSwain, Treasurer
Patrick Renn, Ex Officio
Dr. David Apple
Walter M. Grant
The Rev. Christopher Henry
Dr. C.P. Huang
The Rev. Dr. David Bevel Jones
Amanda Brown Olmstead
The Rev. Dennis Patterson Jr.
M. Alexis Scott
The Rev. Ozzie E. Smith Jr.
Nike Smyth Whitcomb
Flora Fenner French
Richard D. Harvey
Harriet Tumlin Jobson
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad
Patrick G. Renn
The Rt. Rev. Don A. Wimberly
Day1 Advisory Council
The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Chair, is the Bandy Professor of Preaching Emeritus at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and a Presbyterian minister.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews* is Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church UCC in Atlanta, GA, and professor of music theory at Emory University.
The Rev. Talitha Arnold is Senior Minister of the United Church of Santa Fe, NM (UCC).
The Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott is co-pastor of Lost Tree Chapel, West Palm Beach, FL, and former senior minister of Community Church of Vero Beach, FL (UCC).
The Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto is the Weyerhaueser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. He was ordained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Very Rev. Dr. Michael Battle is the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church & Society and Director, Desmond Tutu Center, General Theological Seminary in New York City and an Episcopal priest.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston is Senior Pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY.
The Rev. Dr. William Britt s Senior Pastor of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA.
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler is Dean of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA.
Bishop Kenneth Carter is Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian is senior pastor of Westwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles, CA.
The Rev. Dr. Greg Cootsona is a Presbyterian minister in Chico, CA, serving as co-director of Science for the Church.
The Most Rev. Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church. He earlier served as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
The Rev. Dr. Greg DeLoach is Dean of Mercer University McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Dr. Magrey DeVega is Senior Pastor of Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, FL.
The Rev. Amos Disasa is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.
The Rev. Joe Evans is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Marietta, GA.
The Rev. William E. Flippin Jr.* is a Lutheran pastor and church growth consultant based in Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence is Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics, Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli is Senior Pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
The Rev. Matthew Gaventa is Senior Pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX.
The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert is Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC.
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata is Rector of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Dallas, TX.
The Rev. Maxwell Grant is Senior Minister of Second Congregational Church UCC in Greenwich, CT.
The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn is Executive Director of Forward Movement, Cincinnati, OH, and an Episcopal priest.
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is Bishop of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, based in Richmond.
The Rev. Dr. Emily Carrington Heath is Senior Pastor of the Congregational Church of Exeter, NH (UCC).
The Rev. Christopher Henry* is Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN.
The Rev. Scott Hoezee is Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, and a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
The Rev. Dr. Dock Hollingsworth is Senior Pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, and for 18 years served on the faculty of Mercer University McAfee School of Theology.
The Rev. Dr. James Howell is Senior Pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC, and an adjunct professor of preaching at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC.
The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas is a United Methodist minister serving as Minister of Proclamation & Practice of Justice, First Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC) in Lincoln, NE.
The Rev. Dr. Micah T. J. Jackson is President of Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation in Chicago, IL, and an Episcopal priest.
The Rev. Hardy Kim is Pastor, Head of Staff of Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church in Sunnyvale, CA.
The Rev. Dr. Cleophus LaRue is the Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. He is ordained by the National Baptist Convention of America.
The Rev. Robert W. Lee IV is a public speaker, author, and activist in Statesville, NC. He was ordained by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard is Founding Dean and Professor of Divinity Emeritus of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, NC. He is an American Baptist minister.
The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, and is a Lutheran minister.
The Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons is Senior Minister of Peachtree Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. David Lose is Senior Pastor of Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN, and former President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara K. Lundblad is the Joe R. Engle Professor Emerita of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in New York, NY, and a Lutheran minister living in Minneapolis, MN.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin is Senior Pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church in Auburn, AL.
The Rev. Dr. Peter W. Marty is Senior Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA, and Editor & Publisher of The Christian Century magazine.
The Rev. Daniel Matthews, Jr. is the retired Rector of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Atlanta and host of the podcast, Sky Pilot: Faith Quest.
The Rev. Mandy Sloan McDow is Senior Minister of Los Angeles First United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, CA.
The Rev. Jason Micheli is Senior Pastor of Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandale, VA.
The Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore is a United Methodist minister serving as Academic Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and Professor of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.
The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery is Dean of Duke University Chapel and Associate Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC. He was ordained by the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls is Senior Pastor of Franklin Baptist Church in Franklin, VA, a member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Dr. Charley Reeb is Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, FL.
The Rev. Dr. C. K. Robertson is Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Beyond The Episcopal Church, headquartered in New York, NY.
The Rev. Matthew Ruffner is Senior Pastor of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.
The Rev. Eric C. Shafer is Pastor in Residence for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS); a resident of Bethlehem, PA, he formerly was Senior Pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, CA, and Director of Communications for the ELCA.
The Rev. Dr. Matthew L. Skinner is Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and an ordained Presbyterian minister.
The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.* is Senior Pastor Emeritus of Covenant United Church of Christ in South Holland, IL.
Bishop Timothy Smith is Bishop of the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America based in Salisbury, NC.
The Rev. Dr. Jim Somerville is Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA, and founder of “A Sermon for Every Sunday” video resource.
The Rev. Susan Sparks is a popular author and speaker and Senior Pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, New York, NY, an American Baptist congregation.
Bishop Kevin Strickland is Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier is Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor is the retired Senior Minister of Old South Church (UCC) in Boston, MA.
The Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames is Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Dr. Christopher Thomas is Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Wilson, NC, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Rev. Dr. Winnie Varghese is the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Peter M. Wallace is Executive Producer & Host of Day1 and President of the Alliance for Christian Media, based in Atlanta, GA. He is an Episcopal priest.
The Right Rev. Keith B. Whitmore is the former Bishop of Eau Claire, WI, and Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; he was a military chaplain for 27 years.
The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Ministry at Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC. For eight years he served as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright is Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, GA.
Effective February 2023
* Trustee of the Alliance for Christian Media