The New Evangelicals are supported by a team of dedicated staff, board members and volunteers who are passionate about advocating for systemic change. We’re definitely not perfect, but we hold each other accountable to create a bigger, wider and more inclusive space than ever imagined. Come sit at the table of Christ with us. You are welcome here.

MEET THE TEAM THAT
Makes it all happen…

The New Evangelicals is a growing organization supported by a generous community. Our content, eduction and interactions are all free, thanks to a dedicated group of passionate, engaged group of change-makers. Let’s get to know each other!

Staff

Tim Whitaker

Tim Whitaker

Creator + Facilitator

Growing up, Tim always felt at home in evangelical spaces – until years later, when his studying and questions caused him to no longer be welcomed at in his church community. Brokenhearted, but undeterred, Tim continued to pursue a deeper understanding of faith, history, theology and the evangelical church. The more he uncovers, the more he realizes the importance of advocating for the marginalized in the church, exploring the full depth and breadth of Christian faith traditions, and holding toxic churches and leaders accountable.

Board of Directors

Erin Radomsky spent the first fifteen years of her career in HR and Finance in evangelical non-profits. She then made the jump to the tech sector and is enjoying not having to navigate workplace “evangelical nonsense” every day. In early 2021, Erin responded to an Instagram story Tim posted about wanting to quit his day job with “I know how to do this, talk to me”. Many emails and Zoom meetings later, she joined the board as founding Treasurer. Erin lives in Orlando, Florida, and divides her attention between her cat (a favorite guest speaker on TNE calls, Opal), friends, and renovating her small urban farm.

Rachael Schaefer

Rachael Schaefer works in healthcare and found The New Evangelicals during the 2020 election cycle. She is an avid podcast listener and is always looking for a good podcast recommendation or discussion. She appreciates that her Christian up-bringing allows her to resonate with some hilarious memes, however, Rachael believes we have a lot of work and learning to do in order to not repeat the past mistakes of the church.

Her favorite part of The New Evangelicals is the book club. Even though the discussion topics can be heavy, the people at book club make the future seem bright.

Hope Decker

Hope Decker has been a librarian, rural community researcher, teacher, and facilitator. She is always learning and brings her whole self to her professional and personal pursuits. She is committed to seeing people and their communities flourish. Hope loves journeying with those who seek authentic discovery and dismantling harm. In addition to being on the board, she also coordinates the zoom groups for the New Evangelicals.

Hope is mother of three adult children, partner to Andrew, and companion to her dogs Juniper and Birch. She also enjoys being in the woods, a vigorous uphill hike, trying new plant-based recipes, writing poetry, and spending time with the people she loves.

Malynda Hale is an award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Actress and Activist based in Los Angeles. She is the host of the #WeNeedToTalk Podcast and owner of JMV Entertainment. Malynda uses her voice through her music and social media presence as an educating activist to effect change within social justice, mental health, female empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, veganism, the Black Lives Matter movement, Antisemitism and Progressive Christianity.

Malynda has partnered with many organizations such as ACE For Change, Vocal Media, American Federation for Suicide Prevention and Yahoo to spread messaging on voting rights, climate change and world hunger. She has also been a featured commentator on CNN, ABC News Live & Good Morning America and a featured writer for Blavity and The Female Lead. She is a former worship leader, and is extremely passionate about work that is centered around loving others.

Bruce Johnson is a Christ follower, a husband of 40 years to Vicki, and the father of two amazing adult children. Professionally, he is a degreed engineer but because of his love for business strategy, he has spent much of his 40+ year career in different management or business development endeavors.  He has threatened to retire for over 4 years but currently works as a senior manager and advisor at a small, tech company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bruce found TNE while podcast surfing in early 2022 and resonated immediately with its content and mission.

In his personal time, Bruce loves to go on travel adventures with Vicki.  He also enjoys hiking, gardening, and continuous home renovation.  

Simon Nixon lives in Sydney Australia with his wife Bethany and their three boys. After 20 years as a pastor in Evangelical spaces he found his shifting beliefs were no longer compatible with the work he was doing and stepped back from full time ministry. He found TNE in early 2021 and has spent 18 months as an moderator and admin of the Facebook group. He’s spent the last few years facilitating a small faith community called Fireside and currently works as a counsellor and group facilitator focussing on domestic violence.

In his free time Simon likes drinking coffee while reading books, watching way too many sports, and going to concerts.

Christiaan VandenHeuvel is a native of The Netherlands and brings his global perspective to the New Evangelicals board and his work in building online spaces for people to safely explore their faith. Being able to connect with these vibrant online communities gets him up in the morning (along with coffee). He enjoys engaging with people, fostering discussions, and seeing each individual’s unique approach to life and faith. Christiaan dreams of communities that are driven by the inspiring words and actions of Jesus.

 

In his downtime Christiaan cherishes his time with his family and immersing himself in a good book, podcast, television show or movie. Much more than just a hobby, he relies on fitness to keep himself energized and focused.

 

Christiaan works mostly from home in the San Fransisco Bay area while the dog attentively waits for him to play tug-a-rope.

Volunteers

Noah Althoff
Podcast Producer

Nicole Sudduth
Accounting

Adele Mulford
Creative + Brand Director

Dan Catchpole
Research

WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Many volunteers make our work together possible.
Want to help out? Check our listings of openings, or let us know more about you skills and ideas!

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