Meet Our Team

Helping everyday Christians know how to better engage
the Bible and discover its relevance for their lives.

FOUNDER & AUTHOR

Boyd Bailey

Boyd Bailey is the founder of Wisdom Hunters, Inc. and author of our daily devotionals. By God’s grace, Boyd has impacted wisdom hunters in over 86 countries across the globe through the Wisdom Hunters’ daily devotionals, blog, and devotional books. For over 30 years Boyd has passionately pursued wisdom through his career in full-time ministry, executive coaching and mentoring. Since becoming a Christian at the age of 19, Boyd has begun each day as a wisdom hunter, diligently searching for Truth in scripture, and through God’s grace, applying it to his life, and now sharing that with thousands of others.

Contributing Authors

Tripp Prince

Content Director

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Tripp is pleased to serve Wisdom Hunters as the Content Director, overseeing the podcast, app, and daily devotional resources. In addition to his role at Wisdom Hunters, Tripp also serves as the Education Pastor at Trinity Anglican Church in Atlanta. Prior to this, Tripp served local churches in Texas, Florida, and British Columbia. He is a graduate of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the area of Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, located just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tripp and his wife Rachel enjoy making their home on the Westside of Atlanta and exploring the city with their three young children.

Shana Schutte

Contributing Author

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Shana Schutte is the founder of Beyond Imagination, an organization dedicated to helping people apply biblical truth to everyday life. She is the author of Betrayed by God? Making Sense of Your Expectations (Beacon Hill Press), 30 Days of Hope and over 500 articles and blogs which have been published in numerous print and online channels. She is also the ghost writer and editor for two additional books published for Georgia entrepreneur, Mike Kendrick: The Fulfillment Factor and Your Blueprint for Life (Harper Collins, 2015). Shana is a former writer and editor for Focus on the Family and has also been a blogger for Blueprint for Life, a Georgia-based ministry which helps people live out their purpose in light of eternity. Shana’s radio feature, Beyond Imagination, aired on the CSN International network. She has hosted her own conferences in various locations across the country and is a regular speaker at many women’s and ministry events. Shana’s mission is to help people address the challenges of everyday life through biblical truth. She writes and speaks primarily on faith, relationships and life challenges. She believes the most powerful lessons we have to offer are those we have experienced ourselves. Therefore, almost all of her content is about something she has learned through Bible study or personal life experience as she has walked with God. Shana spends her days capturing thoughts God gives her and sharing them through social media, blogging and radio features, and responding to requests for advice from her audience. In her spare time, Shana enjoys playing with her dog, Dixie, and cooking delicious meals for her husband, Clark.

Team

Wendy Becker

Administrative/Project Manager

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Wendy previously served on staff at First Baptist Church Woodstock for 17 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She considers it a blessing that the Lord opened an opportunity to serve with Wisdom Hunters in the spring of 2018. Wendy and her husband Chas live in the Atlanta area with their 2 young children.

Rita Bailey

Content Advisor

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Rita is the first follower of wisdom hunters and wife to Boyd. In the early days, she served as administrator, book mailer, donor appreciator and encourager. More recently, she has more time to spend traveling and serving with Boyd. She also enjoys time spent with their four adult daughters and families, which include six precious grandchildren, qualifying her as chief of content inspiration.

Gwynne Maffett

Customer Experience and Book Processing

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Gwynne began her “adventure” with Wisdom Hunters as a prayer warrior for the ministry. In January 2013, she began working for Wisdom Hunters as Customer Experience Representative. While she enjoys processing the book orders, her absolute favorite part of her job is getting to know fellow wisdom hunters through emails, letters, phone conversations and meeting in person. What a blessing it is to connect with others in the Wisdom Hunters family! Gwynne graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2003, where she majored in Human Services. She then enjoyed 10 years working in child advocacy before joining the Wisdom Hunters team. She loves spending time with her family, reading, quilting and gardening. She thanks God for the gift of each day!

Susan Fox

Editor

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Susan Fox has been the general editor of Wisdom Hunters for the past four years and is honored to have a sneak preview every week. Her background is in education and interior design, and more recently mentoring, counseling and sharing her life story. Though it may sound like a noncircuitous route, it has been woven together in ways not her own, and she anticipates the completion to be timely and beautiful to behold. Susan enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, travel, all things foodie and golf, among many other things.

Rachel Prince

Donor Relations Manager

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Rachel Prince has served as the Donor Relations Manager for Wisdom Hunters since 2010. Rachel grew up in Atlanta and has enjoyed a wide variety of vocational pursuits, including a successful career as a master cosmetologist with a high-end salon, missionary and humanitarian work in England and southeast Asia, and managing an artisan café in Vancouver, British Columbia. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, Tripp, and spends her days loving and caring for their three young children, escaping into great novels (such as the Mitford series) and perfecting the art of gluten-free baking.

Rachel Snead

Content & Social Media Manager

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Rachel is originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2012 where she majored in Modern Languages and Cultures. She now lives as a missionary in the Dominican Republic working with a bilingual Christian school, a women’s rescue ministry, and a girls' orphanage. She is honored to work with Wisdom Hunters and play a small role in their efforts to apply unchanging truth in a changing world by formatting the devotionals to reach the readers each day and connecting with them on social media.

Board of Directors

Andrew Wexler

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Andrew Wexler is CEO of Herschend Enterprises (HFE), owner/operator of several family entertainment properties, including Dollywood, Stone Mountain Park and the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Andrew also currently serves on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Counsel for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Prior to joining HFE in 2007, Andrew was co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Derivion, a pioneer in Internet-based billing, and Chief Operating Officer of Martin Capital, a real estate development and finance firm. His work experience also includes time at Arthur Anderson and McKinsey & Company. Andrew earned his BBA and Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Georgia. He obtained his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a George F. Baker Scholar. He and his wife live in Alpharetta, Georgia with their two children.

John Hightower

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John Hightower brings a track record of helping technology and leadership organizations scale services and products, specifically in the digital space. John has engaged with a cross-section of business, from start-ups to Fortune 500 brands, including The Home Depot, Spanx, Kimberly-Clark and Ritz-Carlton. John has been privileged to be involved with multiple non-profits and currently serves on the Beta Psi Foundation (Emeritus Member), Wisdom Hunters Board of Directors and is part of the Uruguayan “Godfathers.” Since 1999, John has led 17 overseas impact trips, traveling across 26 countries on five continents. Currently Johns works at ADDO, serving as Director of Partners and Process. He challenges the team to deliver meaningful and impactful results to clients on a daily basis. His passions outside of work include golf, running, cooking and tailgating for various events. He is an Honor Graduate from Georgia Tech, where he received his BS in Management with minors in finance, marketing and real estate. He earned his MBA from Auburn University, with concentrations in finance and leadership. A fifth generation Atlantan, John loves to spend time with his beautiful bride Bethany and growing family of daughters, Annabelle Faith and Emmalyn Hope.

Cliff Bartow

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Cliff Bartow was previously the CEO of Luxottica Retail (Lenscrafters, Sunglass Hut) and later became the CEO of Family Christian Stores. He is now the Chief Strategy and Development Officer at IDisciple and resides on many boards, including The James Fund, Athletes in Action, Wisdom Hunters and Family Christian Stores. He also started and led the Global Leadership Team for AIA.

Former Board of Directors

Jack McEntee

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Jack McEntee graduated from Temple University in 1968, and then went on to teach high school for five years at Gloucester Catholic High School in New Jersey. He worked for Convention Services, Inc., in Philadelphia from 1974 to 1978 and began his own company in the trade show and convention business in 1979 called I&D. As the company grew, I&D moved into the international arena and established offices in other countries. In 1998, I&D purchased a marketing events company in Massachusetts, prompting a name change and rebranding as a new company called “Nth Degree.” In April of 2001, McEntee successfully sold the company and retired. In 2008, McEntee and his pastor began a men’s group with 17 others called “Dugout” that has since grown to over 150 members. Now, he and his wife Gerri have dedicated the next years of their lives to intentionally investing in their families in Philadelphia and Louisiana.

Deborah Ochs

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Deborah Ochs graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University. She is a former high school speech, drama and communications teacher, Chairwoman of the Christian Women’s Club in Wichita, a member of Wichita Junior League and a volunteer for various ministries in Wichita, including Trinity Academy. She is also a women’s Bible Study leader and founder of Grandma’s at Prayer and Wichita Women’s Giving Circle. She is a member of NCF Heartland in Wichita and the Wisdom Hunters board. Deborah is currently Nana to 6+ grandchildren, and her hobbies include tennis, walking, KU basketball, Colorado adventures, traveling, reading entertaining, event planning and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.

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