Meet Beacon Lights Staff

The Beacon Lights staff is responsible for production of the magazine on a monthly basis. The magazine and its staff are organized under and overseen by the Federation Board of the Protestant Reformed Young People’s Societies.

Brendan Looyenga

Editor-in-Chief

As editor-in-chief, Brendan is responsible for editorial policy and for presiding at our staff meetings. He is also responsible for the editorial column and the general direction of the magazine.

Leah Vanden Berg

Secretary

As our secretary, Leah is responsible for helping with correspondence related to the Beacon Lights and also for keeping an accurate record of the minutes of all meetings.

Jake Dykstra

Business Manager

Jake has served on the staff for many years, as a former Writers Correspondent and as current Business Manager. He is responsible for the finances of the magazine and for managing subscriptions.

Aaron VanDyke

Contributing Writers Correspondent

As one of our Contributing Writers Correspondents, Aaron is responsible for finding writers and articles for the various rubrics and for proposing new rubrics, articles, and writers. If you have an idea for an article, or you’d like to see a specific issue topic in the future, OR you would like to write for the Beacon Lights, contact Aaron or Josh!

Ashley Huizinga

Promotions Manager

As Promotions Manager, Ashley is responsible for increasing awareness of the magazine inside and outside the PR churches. She also manages our social media, including Facebook and Instagram.

Joshua Harris

Contributing Writers Correspondent

As one of our Contributing Writers Correspondents, Josh is responsible for finding writers and articles for the various rubrics and for proposing new rubrics, articles, and writers. If you have an idea for an article, or you’d like to see a specific issue topic in the future, OR you would like to write for the Beacon Lights, contact Josh or Aaron!

Dan Gritters

Managing Editor

Dan is our managing editor extraordinaire, responsible for assisting the editor in carrying out all their duties.

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