Our Staff

Gary Moon Conversations Journal

Gary W. Moon is the Editor-in-Chief of Conversations Journal. In addition, he serves as Vice President and Chair of Integration at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia and as Executive Director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation.

His most recent books include: Apprenticeship with Jesus: Learning to Live Like the Master (Baker Books), Falling for God (Shaw/Random House, 2004), and Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls (IVP, 2004).

He is a member of the Advisory Board for the American Association of Christian Counselors and serves on the editorial boards for The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, The Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal. He is married to Regina Reynolds Moon, who serves as director of service learning at Emmanuel College and teaches in the area of spiritual formation. They have two daughters, Jesse (27) and Jenna (23). If you’d like to continue the conversation with Gary, he can be reached at gmoon@richmont.edu.

Tara Owens Conversations Journal

Tara M. Owens is the Senior Editor of Conversations Journal. A certified spiritual director and supervisor with Anam Cara Ministries, she practices in Colorado and around the world through Skype and other technologies. She is also a supervisor of spiritual directors and teaches at Tyndale Seminary and in other spiritual direction programs. She is profoundly grateful to do ministry and life with her husband and best friend, Bryan. She is at work on a book to be published by InterVarsity Press late 2012. If you’d like to continue the conversation with Tara, she can be reached at tara@conversationsjournal.com or you can follow her on Twitter at t_owens.


Joanna Sadler Conversations Journal


Joannah Sadler, LMFT, is the Managing Editor of Conversations Journal and is also responsible for the Features section. Joannah divides her time between part time work for the journal, teaching, and working at Richmont Graduate University as a therapist. She is married to Jason and lives in Atlanta. She enjoys cooking for family and friends, traveling, and evening walks with her husband and dog, an english springer spaniel named Daisy. If you’d like to continue the conversation with Joannah, she can be reached at joannah@conversationsjournal.com.

Mindy Caliguire
is editor of the Honesty About the Journey segment of Conversations Journal, as well as the founder of Soul Care, a spiritual formation ministry, and Director of Transformation Ministry for the Willow Creek Association. She also serves as a frequent speaker and leadership consultant, working with local churches and national organizations such as Willow Creek Community ChurchSeacoast ChurchRenovareSpring Arbor University, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Her books include Discovering Soul CareSpiritual FriendshipSoul Searching and Simplicity, as well as Write for Your Soul: The Whys and Hows of Journaling, with her husband, Jeff Caliguire. Mindy, Jeff, and their three adventurous teenagers are all active members at Willow Creek Community Church. If you’d like to continue the conversation with Mindy, she can be reached at connect@soulcare.com.

Cindy Bunch
, editor of the Life Together section of Converstaions Journal, devotes the majority of her time to operating as the assoicate editorial director of InterVarsity Press (IVP) in the Chicago area where she acquires and edits the Formatio line of books. Cindy has an MA in theological studies from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and is completing a certificate in Spiritual Direction at North Park Seminary.

Additionally, Cindy is the author of several IVP Bible study guides: Christian VirtuesGod’s Word andWoman of God, and is currently serving as the compiling editor of the guide, Jesus’ Final Week, as well as the book, Small Group Idea Book.


Jan Johnson Conversations JournalJan Johnson, editor of the Intentionality of the Heart portion of Conversations Journal, is the author of twenty books including Invitation to the Jesus Life, Enjoying the Presence of God and Abundant Simplicity, a thousand articles and more than a thousand Bible studies. She focuses on spiritual formation and social justice, with some of her articles appearing in national newspapers as well as Weavings, World Vision, Christianity Today, Prism (Evangelicals for Social Action) and, of course, Conversations Journal.

Jan also speaks frequently at retreats and conferences in the United States and overseas and is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Hope International University. Also a spiritual director, Jan holds a D. Min. in Ignatian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction. She has enjoyed volunteering with the homeless for seventeen years.  Her hobbies are reading, hiking, bike riding and enjoying great works of art. She lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California. If you’d like to continue the conversation with Jan, she can be reached at Jan@JanJohnson.org.


Emilie Griffin, editor of the Classical Spiritual Exercises portion of Conversations Journal, is an author, writer and speaker who has written a  number of books on the spiritual life. Among these are Clinging: the Experience of PrayerThe Reflective Executive: A Spirituality of Business and Enterprise, and Souls in Full Sail: A Christian Spirituality for the Later Years. She is active with the Renovaré movement for spiritual renewal and is a founding member of the Chrysostom Society, a group for writers of Christian faith.

Emilie and her husband, William Griffin, live, work and write in Alexandria, Louisiana. Both are known for books on Christian living and spiritual life.  They are the parents of three grown children and grandparents of two.