Our staff

Ken Chitwood, Editor

Ken Chitwood is a religion nerd, writer and scholar of global Islam and American religion based in Germany. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, Religion News Service, Christianity Today and numerous other publications.

Follow Ken on Twitter @kchitwood. Contact Ken here.


Mary Gladstone, Assistant Editor

Mary Gladstone

Mary Gladstone is a freelance writer and editor with more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist. Mary’s newspaper career includes The Dallas Morning News, where she was an assistant metro editor, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she served on the city and copy desks. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.


Judith Golub, Assistant Editor

Judith Golub is the Religion News Foundation’s and Religion News Service’s Director of Strategy and Planning. She assists in editing, fundraising and development efforts; oversees grant administration, including preparing grant reports; assists strategic developmental thinking; and oversees Board and governance issues.