Editorial Staff

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons serves as the editor and community manager of SpokaneFAVS.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and a master’s degree in communication.

She’s reported on religion for about a decade and has written for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut.

Over the years Simmons has won several journalism awards including the 2009 American Academy of Religion’s first place award for best in-depth reporting on religion, and the 2011 Religion Newswriters Association’s Schachern Award for Online Religion Section of the Year.

Executive Staff

Tiffany McCallen

Tiffany McCallen, National Community Manager (Westerville, Ohio)

As national community manager, Tiffany McCallen oversees the development and management of Religion News LLC's community religion news websites. McCallen has more than 12 years experience in religion and media, having worked for Religion Newswriters Association for 11 years, most recently as associate director, followed by a stint as Religion News Service's interim sales manager. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Otterbein University.


Sami Starkey

Sami Starkey is a student at Whitworth University, studying English literature and writing. She is a member of the Whitworth Laureate Society, and a recipient of the Mind and Heart Scholarship.

She works as a writing consultant in the Whitworth University Composition Commons, and on the editorial staff for Rock & Sling: a journal of witness. She hopes to begin a career in the publishing industry after her graduation in 2016.