Meet The Team

Abigail is a PhD student at Ariel University, where she is studying archaeology. She has a Master’s degree in Biblical History and Archaeology from The Bible Seminary. She is the Assistant Dig Director at the Shiloh excavations in Israel and has served as Objects Registrar and Square Supervisor at both Shiloh and Khirbet el Maqatir. She has also worked at the Mount Zion excavation in Jerusalem and at the Temple Mount Sifting Project.
Amanda Thomas is the editor of New Creation. With a red marking pen in hand, she questions everything. She is probably the most skeptical person at work here, and is definitely the most unscientific. Fortunately, these are good traits for our editor.
Beth is grateful for the gift of being a wife, mother, grandmother, professor, and author. She delights in teaching biology and environmental science at Union University. (Her favorite teaching activity is soil sampling with students as she has her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in soil science.) Her weekly blog, soulscientistblog.com, addresses a variety of topics ranging from soil science and faith to patient advocacy. Her books, "Good Ground: Volumes 1 and 2" are inspirational Bible studies highlighting how soil science displays God’s beauty in creation and our everyday lives as Christians. Both books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and directly from Northeastern Baptist Press.
Christian is an undergrad geology student at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. An author and science writer, he has been obsessed with dinosaurs and other long-extinct animals since the age of nine. As time went on, he developed an interest in geology as well. His current area of interest is correlating the events recorded in the Book of Genesis with distinct eras of Earth history as recorded in its geologic record. Christian is also the author of the "Cozi and the Chrononauts," an educational fiction series for children about natural history from a biblical perspective.
Hannah Klein is an amateur astronomer and a physics undergraduate at Liberty University. She’s also co-organizer of the Clearly Seen Creation Conferences, an event series that aims to help people see the glory of God as revealed in the things He has made.
Jake dwells peacefully in Springfield, MA. His love for wildlife has led to an interest in animals, a love of conservation, and a bachelor's degree in zoology. Jake has been involved in two research projects at Union University: one which focused on alligators and another on ichneumonid wasps. The latter project involved discovering new species of wasps in the Great Smoky Mountains and the findings are in the process of being published in a scientific journal. Jake has been fascinated by the topic of creation and evolution since a young age. In college, he minored in Apologetics, and he continues to enjoy discussing and writing about the relationship between science and Christianity.
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Ken Coulson originally hails from Brisbane, Australia. He earned his PhD in Earth Science from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. His dissertation was on Cambrian stromatolites/microbialites, their formation and environmental significance. It was while pursing his degree in geology that he met and married his beautiful wife, and with whom he now has three wonderful children. He has recently relocated to Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Wise earned his BA in geology from the University of Chicago, and his MA and PhD degrees in paleontology from Harvard University. He founded and directed the Center for Origins Research at Bryan College and taught biology there for 17 years. He then led the Center for Theology and Science at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for 3 years, before founding and directing the Center for Creation Research and teaching biology at Truett McConnell University for the last 7 years. His fieldwork has included research in early Flood rocks in the Death Valley region, late Flood rocks in Wyoming, and post-Flood caves in Tennessee.
Noel is a graduate biology student at Loma Linda University. Her particular interests center around taphonomy. She has done research on a dinosaur bonebed in Wyoming. Before attending graduate school, she studied the morphology of Triassic phytosaurs with Dr. Matt McLain, presenting her research at the Creation Biology Society meeting (2017), the WCBSUR conference (2018), and the Geological Society of America meeting (2019). Noel is passionate about learning about and teaching science from a biblical worldview.
Peter is a freshman in college with an interest in paleoanthropology. For several years, he has been working with Dr. Todd Wood on baraminological studies of human and ape fossils. He enjoys studying minerals and fossils, and has a college collection with thousands of specimens. Peter also runs a small YouTube channel where he discusses young earth creationism and fossils.
Sara was a student at Cedarville University and graduated with her B.S. Geology degree in May 2021. She enjoys reading scientific articles in geology and philosophy of science, as well as going on field trips out west. Sara has done research on radiohalos and a dinosaur femur under Dr. Andrew Snelling and Dr. John Whitmore’s guidance and has two publications in the OSGC 2020 and 2021 symposium.
Sophie Southerden teaches high school earth science and chemistry at a Christian school in Santa Clarita, California. Her specific scientific interests are in the study of tectonics and mountain formation. She graduated with a degree in Geoscience from The Master’s University. She was born and raised in Oxford, England. Hiking, running and exploring the great outdoors are her favorite activities!
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