About Answers magazine

The purpose of Answers magazine is to illustrate the importance of Genesis in building a creation-based worldview, and to equip readers with practical answers so they can confidently communicate the gospel and biblical authority with accuracy and graciousness.

Meet the Answers Magazine Team

Ken Ham is the founder and president of Answers in Genesis–USA. A native Australian, Ken is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers today. He has authored many books concerning the authority and accuracy of God’s Word and the effects of evolutionary thinking, including Why Won’t They Listen?, The Lie: Evolution, and Already Gone. Ken is also heard around the world on over 850 radio stations on his daily program Answers . . . with Ken Ham.

Dale T. Mason is the founding publisher of Answers magazine (launched in 2006). He also served as the periodical’s original executive editor. He is VP in charge of the Communications Division at Answers in Genesis, which includes the teams responsible for magazine, web, radio, video, curriculum, product development and the Creation Museum bookstore. Mason holds a BSc in Business Administration and Communications from Grace College (Indiana).

Mike Matthews previously served Answers in Genesis as content manager for the Creation Museum (opened in May 2007), and has been editor-in-chief for Answers magazine since shortly after that time. He has been editor, author, or co-author of scores of books and articles. Matthews earned a BA in English and an MEd in English Education from Bob Jones University.

Doug Rumminger joined the staff of Answers magazine as executive editor in 2009 after serving nearly seventeen years in the editorial and marketing departments at BJU Press in Greenville, South Carolina. He also serves as an Arabic linguist in the US Army Reserve. Rumminger earned a BA in German from Bob Jones University.

Dan Stelzer is a member of the graphic design team at Answers in Genesis and has served as Answers magazine’s lead designer since its launch in 2006. He holds a BSc and MA in commercial art from Pensacola Christian College.

Becky Stelzer serves as a part-time editor for the magazine. She previously worked at Answers in Genesis as a writer for the Educational Resource Development team and as an editor for Answers magazine. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a degree in history education.

Science & Culture News Editor: Mark Looy

Kids Answers & Impact Editor: John UpChurch

Science Editors: David Menton, Georgia Purdom, Tommy Mitchell, Bodie Hodge, Danny Faulkner, Andrew Snelling

Theology Editors: Steve Fazekas, Steve Ham, Terry Mortenson

Education Editor: Gary Vaterlaus

Copy Editors: Rick Barry, Lori Jaworski, Jenette Littleton, Becky Stelzer

Design/Mailing Director: Dan Stelzer

Design Staff: Diane King, Brandie Lucas, Jon Seest

Illustrators: Dan Lietha, Jon Seest

Web Staff: Jeremy Ham, Joel Leineweber, Erik Lutz, Jeff Markesbery, Chuck McKnight, Linda Sauer, Frost Smith

Advertising Coordinator: Katie Livingston

Circulation: Karen Gault, Connie Par-Due

Photo Research: Laura Strobl

Controller: Jim Hatton

General Counsel: John Pence

Awards

Answers magazine has received the following awards from the Evangelical Press Association (EPA):

2011

  • Award of Excellence in the General Category
  • First Place in the Cover Category
  • First Place in the Original Art/Traditional Category
  • First Place in the Two-Page Spread Design Category
  • Second Place in the Typography and Lettering Category
  • Second Place in the Cartoon Category
  • Third Place in the Original Art/Mixed Media Category
  • Fifth Place in the Department Category

2010

  • Award of Excellence in the General Category
  • First Place in Typography and Lettering Category
  • Third Place in the General Article: Long Category
  • Fourth Place in the Cover Category
  • Fifth Place in the Original Art Category

2009

  • Award of Merit in the General Category
  • First Place in the Student Writer of the Year Category
  • Second Place in the Two-Page Spread Design Category
  • Fourth Place in the Typography and Lettering Category
  • Fourth Place in the Publication Design Category

2008

  • Second place in the Cover Category
  • Third place in Publication Design
  • Third place in the Evangelistic Article Category
  • Fourth place in Topography and Lettering Category
  • Fifth place in the Original Art Category

2007

  • Third place in Publication Design
  • Fifth place in Typography and Lettering Category
  • Second place in Two Page Spread Category