Who we are

Jim Killam

News and Training


I’ve been a journalist for more than 35 years and currently work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. I’ve worked for daily newspapers, magazines, websites and more. For 17 years I taught journalism and served as faculty adviser for the Northern Star, the daily student newspaper at Northern Illinois University, training hundreds of student journalists. In 2012, I left that position to pursue freelance writing and missionary journalism and help start Crossfield News. I’ve reported stories of God at work in the Middle East, Central America, Africa, Europe and Asia. From 2014-2018, I served as story director and director of field communications for the Seed Company, a Bible translation organization in Arlington, Texas. My wife, Lauren, and I now live in Rockford, Illinois. We have three grown kids and three grandkids.

I’m co-author of Go Tell It, a book about reporting God’s stories.

More at www.jimkillam.com


Lincoln Brunner

Story Development

Linc Publicity PhotoI’ve been a journalist for 25 years. After cutting my teeth as a sportswriter and general assignment reporter in central Wisconsin in the early ’90s, I went on to edit a small daily paper in Illinois. I then served as an editor for several trade magazines, which offered me the chance to work in Europe and China — my first foray into international reporting. In 2004, I felt a strong call to do full-time reporting about Christian missions work and founded Called and Sent Magazine, an online missions news site that I ran as part of First Love International Ministries. From there, I took a position as journalist for ReachGlobal. I traveled and reported stories worldwide as an editor, reporter, photographer and videographer. Today I’m director of communications for a church in Texas. My wonderful wife, Ann, and I have three daughters.