Luke Gilkerson is the general editor and primary author of Breaking Free. He serves as the Internet Community Manager at Covenant Eyes. Luke has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and is working on an MA in Religion. Before working at Covenant Eyes he spent six years as a campus minister. Luke is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability, Your Brain on Porn, and When Your Child is Looking at Porn: A Step-By-Step Guide for Christian Parents. Luke’s favorite activities include blogging, reading theology books, starting random philosophical discussions, dating his wife Trisha, and playing with his four sons. Luke blogs at IntoxicatedOnLife.com.
(Photo courtesy of Luke’s 9-year-old son, Bradley)
Daniel Darling is the Senior Pastor of Gages Lake Bible Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and is the author of Teen People of the Bible, Crash Course, and iFaith: Connecting with God in the 21st Century. Daniel was a contributing writer to Zondervan’s Couples Devotional Bible. Dan’s work has been featured by Focus on the Family, Christianity Today, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, and other evangelical publications. He is a contributing writer to Lifeway’s Men’s Devotional, Stand Firm, a columnist for Enrichment Journal, and a blogger for Patheos.com. He and his wife Angela have three children, Grace, Dan Jr., and Emma, and reside in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Ron DeHaas is the president and co-founder of Covenant Eyes. He has been a mailman, a postal supervisor, an EPA-certified trainer of asbestos abatement, a quantum theorist, and a Putt-Putt Pro, but really Ron is a geologist with a flare for starting businesses. Ron has a BS and an MS in Geology from The Ohio State University and attended the University of Michigan as a PhD candidate. Ron pioneered the concept of Accountability Software, and founded Covenant Eyes in the spring of 2000, and today over 100,000 subscribers enjoy the Internet accountability Covenant Eyes provides. Ron also founded Nehemiah Ministries, a 160-acre retreat and counseling center in south-central Michigan for pastors and missionaries.
Jeff and Marsha Fisher run PornToPurity.com, a site designed to offer hope, encouragement and resources to individuals and couples struggling with sexual sin. Their world came to an abrupt halt ten years into their marriage when Jeff’s pornography addiction was exposed and he lost his ministry position. God is using recovery to bring honesty, healing, and breathe new life into their marriage. Jeff and Marsha also share their story and resources on the “Porn to Purity Podcast.”
Jessica Harris is the founder of Beggar’s Daughter, a ministry dedicated to walking with women who have an addiction to pornography. Telling her own story of porn addiction and struggle with lust, Jessica seeks to help other women find hope, healing, and grace. Jessica shares resources and insights from her own journey on the Beggar’s Daughter blog and occasionally travels and speaks on the topic of female lust addiction and how churches can minister to women who struggle. She resides just outside of Washington DC where she works as a teacher and serves on the Biblical counseling team in her church. She is a regular contributor for ThePornEffect.com and is the author of Love Done Right: Devos – A Journey From Lust into the Love of God.
Dan Lohrmann is an internationally recognized Internet and computer security expert. Currently, Mr. Lohrmann works as the CSO for the state of Michigan. For seven years he served as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Michigan government. He started his career in the National Security Agency, and later worked in England for seven years with Lockheed Martin followed by Mantech International. Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science (CS) from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and a Bachelor’s Degree in CS from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He is the author of Virtual Integrity: Faithfully Navigating the Brave New Web.
April Mabrey has been married to Darren for 19 years. They live in Dallas, Texas, with their twin girls, Luci and Sydni. April is a software engineer and loves to karaoke, Zumba, and eat sushi. Darren is the Men’s Director at their church and has a passion for sharing his story of freedom from shame through his ministry Sit in the Chair. They understand firsthand the devastation pornography can cause in a marriage (read April’s chapter in Hope After Porn). Darren and April strive to be honest and authentic, telling their story to any who will listen so they too can experience the freedom found in Christ.
Rick Thomas served for several years as a counselor and pastor, after which he founded and launched Counseling Solutions Group, a training organization to assist Christians in a better understanding and practice of discipleship. Rick has a BA in Theology, a BS in Education, and an MA in Counseling from The Master’s Seminary. In 2006 he became a Fellow with the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, for whom he now supervises potential counselor candidates. Along with his counselor training he is a Professional Counselor and Personal Coach. Rick primarily blogs at Counseling Solutions.