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Susan Tanner, editor

Susan Tanner grew up in the First ARP Lancaster (SC) church. She graduated from Erskine College in 2001 with a degree in Special Education and began working at Bonclarken Conference Center. Susan received a master’s degree from Converse College in 2005 and continued working at Bonclarken in marketing and as director of Guest Services. She moved to Greenville in 2008, to accept the position of assistant editor with the ARP Magazine. She is married to Jennings Tanner and they have one daughter, Catherine.


JPGMelissa Middleton, assistant editor

Missy Middleton grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  She is married to Stephen Middleton and they have four children: Ely (16), Greg (14), Mark & David (9), and a cat named Jazz.  Missy is a former English teacher and also fortunate to have been a stay-at-home mom for 17 years.  During the preschool years, she was heavily involved in MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Leadership, both in North America and Europe.  During 2004—2006, Missy and her family were expatriates in Reutlingen, Germany, as her husband worked for BOSCH.  Missy enjoys sharing life experiences and has published three articles about mothering, family, and expatriate life. The Middleton Family moved to Greenville, SC, in 2010, where Missy continued her passion in the teaching field before ARP.  The family attends Grace Church and enjoys boating, hiking, traveling, tennis, and spending time together.


for Kev bioKevin Owens, Graphic Design

Kevin Owens was born in Easley, SC. He graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Graphic Communications in 1998 and presently works as a prepress operator at Keys Printing in Greenville. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have one son, a cockatiel named Stormy.