Geez Staff

The team that makes Geez go.

Bios:

Lydia Wylie-Kellermann (she/her) is a mother, activist, editor, and writer. She is the co-editor of www.RadicalDiscipleship.net and chief editor of On the Edge, the Detroit Catholic Worker paper. She has been the Catholic Worker page editor for Geez for the last five years and written multiple articles there. She has also been published in Sojourners, Conspire, The Mennonite, and Rock, Paper, Scissors. She is a contributor to two anthologies: Bury the Dead:Stories of Death and Dying, Resistance and Community and Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice. She is an activist and organizer, resisting water shut-offs in Detroit, rallying for immigrant justice, and conspiring with Michigan’s Poor People’s Campaign. She lives in the neighborhood where she was raised in southwest Detroit with her two boys (5 and 2), her partner Erinn, and a circle of beloved friends.

Kateri Boucher (she/her or they/them) was raised in Rochester, NY, and now calls the Detroit River watershed home. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2017 with a degree in Sociology, and then spent a year in Boston with the Quaker Voluntary Service program. She has been published in the Journal of Social Inclusion for her paper on religion and spirituality on her college campus. She moved to Detroit in the fall of 2018 to explore her vocational path (or lack thereof) and live in community. She spends her free time reading, writing, hanging out at the Catholic Worker house, and gardening whenever possible.

Lucia Wylie-Eggert (she/her) is a Detroit-based artist with a passion for print layout. She studied Visual Communication and Advertising/Public Relations at Loyola University Chicago. She leads the print design for Riverwise Magazine, a community-based publication produced by the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, and On the Edge, the Detroit Catholic Worker paper, and works as a designer on a freelance basis with the Detroit Metro Times. In addition, Lucia is a Partner and Art Director for Three Lyons Creative, a family-run video creative services company committed to a positive social impact. In her free time, Lucia teaches youth dance at the YMCA, plays league ultimate frisbee on the riverfront, and serves on the board of The Secret Society for Twisted Storytelling. She lives in southwest Detroit with her husband and 1.5-year-old.

Em Jacoby (she/her) taught herself bookkeeping in 2008 when the eclectic and radical congregation of St. Peter’s Detroit needed someone to manage the books without pay. Since then she has worked as Finance Director at a non-profit in Detroit, accounting consultant to a Chicago-based fair trade clothing company, and board treasurer at multiple non-profits. Currently she serves on the finance committee for two different non-profits, and for the last 4 years, has worked as the bookkeeper for Word and World and Radical Discipleship.Net. She has a bachelor’s degree in theoretical Mathematics and German from Grand Valley State University. When not looking at spreadsheets, she is kneading bread with her 3-year-old, reading books with her 6-year-old, or rallying for affordable housing with both kids. Em and her husband are expecting their third child this winter and look forward to bringing up another transit-loving city-kid in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.

Founding editor Aiden Enns is former managing editor of Adbusters magazine (2001-2003) and founder of Buy Nothing Christmas. Raised as an urban Anabaptist, he finds hope in struggling for justice. Ched Myers, an activist theologian in California, advises Aiden: “Have one foot in the church and one outside. And keep your weight on the one outside.”

Founding designer Darryl Brown is a designer and illustrator in Oregon. A Quaker by birth and by choice, Darryl resists the suburban lifestyle by heating his home with wood and riding bike to work. He’s the art director at George Fox University.

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