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John McCallum

John McCallum is a freelance writer living in Liberty Lake. A graduate of Eastern Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Radio-Television, John spent 21 years at the Cheney Free Press as an award-winning staff reporter, editor, managing editor and photojournalist covering everything from government to education, sports, religion and current affairs. He is a member of Spokane’s Knox Presbyterian Church and has served as a church leader on session and participated in worship through a variety of roles. He has made six mission trips to Guatemala as a member of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest Guatemala Task Force. John enjoys time with his wife, Sheila, and their Dachshund, Chili, road trips — especially the Oregon Coast — along with running, biking and kayaking.

Faith and determination lifts Malagasy SFCC graduate out of poverty

Explore the remarkable journey of Rakotomalala from poverty in Madagascar to pursuing education in the United States with unwavering faith.

Finding Self-Worth After Prison: One Woman’s Nonprofit Helps Others Rebuild

Hallman’s poetry helped her recover from her trials, begin a new life and realize a dream she has had since 1996 to help women who have endured similar challenges to their self-esteem and life dreams. Her dream came to fruition in 2020 when she found the Spokane nonprofit organization, “A Woman’s Worth.”

Making Holidays Special: The Inspiring Story of Spokane’s Santa Express

Santa Express began as a project of a group of women in the Junior League of Spokane who wanted to do something to support the Vanessa Behan crisis shelter. The organization was founded five years earlier in 1987 as a community response to the tragic death of a child at the hands of domestic abuse.

Presbytery of Inland Northwest, Episcopal Diocese of Spokane Receive Lilly Endowment Grants

The Presbytery of the Inland Northwest and the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane are recipients of almost $2 million in grant funding from the Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative.

Vigil for Community Safety Promotes Faith-Based Opposition to GTN Pipeline Expansion

Sunday’s Vigil for Community Safety — held in opposition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Oct. 19 approval of capacity expansion for GTN's pipeline carrying natural gas from Canada through the Inland Northwest to California — was part lament and part hope and call for action.

Vigil to Be Held Nov. 5 in Opposition to GTN Pipeline Expansion

Opponents of a pipeline capacity expansion are planning a “Vigil for Community Safety” this Sunday, Nov. 5, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Spokane.

Whitworth Event Addresses Defending Libraries for Democracy

Deborah Caldwell-Stone spoke to Whitworth audience about public libraries under siege and the threat to the First Amendment’s right to intellectual freedom, which is key to democracy.

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