A veteran of 20 years in the newspaper and publishing industry, Tom began writing as a “stringer” for the Trenton Times while attending The College of New Jersey. After graduation, he worked as the sports editor of the Hopewell Valley News and as a reporter and special section manager at the Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper.
In 1994, sensing the call of the Lord, Tom left the Star-Ledger and spent a year in the advertising department at Christian radio station WWDJ before becoming the publisher of the Tri-State Voice, a monthly Christian newspaper that covers Metro New York City. In the spring of 2007, after writing two different articles concerning the spiritual history of Princeton University, Tom again sensed the Lord’s will, “expanded his tent pegs,” and joined Christian Union. Tom and his wife Christen reside in Oakland, New Jersey, and are the proud parents of two children, Victoria and Matthew.
Catherine ElvyStaff Writer
In 2007, Catherine Elvy joined Christian Union, shortly before the birth of her oldest son, as a staff writer for The Ivy League Christian Observer, now Christian Union: The Magazine. Since then, she has enjoyed sharing the fascinating ventures and far-reaching influence of both emerging leaders and established alumni from the nation’s top tier of universities.
Earlier, she spent a decade in Florida’s newspaper scene, where she covered a wealth of business, government and legal news, especially tied to economic development and retail trends. As well, she enthusiastically devoted four years to teaching at one of North Carolina’s largest high schools, where she also oversaw award-winning publications and was active in regional and national scholastic journalism organizations.
When she is not writing or researching articles for Christian Union, the Central New Jersey mother is juggling myriad activities for her decidedly energetic, inquisitive sons. They especially enjoy fun-filled, outdoorsy and educational excursions.
An alumna of Christian Union Libertas, Meagan graduated from Brown University in 2018 with dual degrees in Visual Arts and Education. A Canadian missionary kid turned Midwesterner, Meagan now lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Zaka. She's a photographer, graphic designer, and freelance creative with a huge passion for food, gardening, and stewardship of God's creation.