About Church Health Reader

Since its founding in 2008, Church Health Reader has grown from a start-up website to an award-winning print and online publication. Published by Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee, Church Health Reader encourages and equips people of faith to create and sustain Christian ministries of health, healing and wholeness.

Mission

The mission of Church Health is to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for our bodies and spirits. In support of that mission, Church Health Reader publishes inspirational and innovative resources drawn from knowledgeable sources, and offers practical ways to create happier, healthier communities.

Church Health Reader is a ministry of Church Health in Memphis, Tennessee, and is supported by paid subscriptions and donations.

Church Health Reader is…

Inspirational

We believe that Christians, churches and congregations are agents of change, so we highlight the meaningful ministries common within many faith communities.

Innovative

We feature new ideas because we know health ministry comes about by many exciting methods.

Knowledgeable

We see faith and health as a burgeoning field, so we draw ideas from talented scholars in fields like medicine, religion and public health, and are active participants in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.

Practical

We recognize ourselves in people like you, so we design Church Health Reader to encourage you to apply ideas and make your community a healthier place.

Our Team

Rachel Thompson Davis

Editor

Rachel is editor for Church Health Reader and director of healthy ministry resourcing, overseeing the production and distribution of our resources and publications. Rachel joined the Church Health Reader team at its launch in 2008 and has previously served as managing editor and online editor. A graduate of Rhodes College, Rachel attends First Presbyterian Church in Nashville where she serves as a volunteer youth leader and hosts a Bible study for young adults in her home.

Lizy Heard

Art Director

Lizy is the art director of Church Health Reader and graphic designer at Church Health, responsible for the design of all our resources and publications. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and joined the team in 2010 as a Fellow from Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis. Lizy is committed to urban ministry and serves with the Orange Mound Outreach Ministries in Memphis. She enjoys traveling and watching baby videos of her niece and nephew.

Susan Martins Miller

Features Editor

Susan is features editor for Church Health Reader and the writing and editing coordinator at Church Health. She has been a publishing professional for 30 years as an author, editor, collaborative writer and writing coach. Her body of work includes fiction, non-fiction, and spiritual formation resources for use in congregational settings. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and they have two twenty-something children.

Sherrie Lemons

Resource Associate

Sherrie is a resource associate at Church Health and is particularly responsible for the Faith Community Nurse Sharing Platform, an online community for faith community nurses to connect and share resources, as well as supporting Church Health Reader. She is a recent graduate of Rhodes College, where she majored in religious studies

Terri Scott

Illustrator

Terri is Church Health Reader’s illustrator. A graduate of Memphis College of Art, Terri teaches art to children and is an illustrator, painter, story-teller and avid reader. Her childhood in rural Louisiana is inspiration for many of her painting and stories, and she aspires to write children’s books.

See yourself working here?

We are always on the lookout for creative and like-minded folks. Send a cover letter, resume, and appropriate links to chreditor@churchhealth.org. For submissions guidelines, visit http://chreader.org/submissions/. Unpaid internships are also available throughout the year.

Website Design

Jacob Fentress
Guerilla Labs, LLC
Nashville, Tennessee