CORE TEAM MEMBERS
DIANNE JAGO | FOUNDER & CHIEF EDITOR | PENNSYLVANIA
Dianne Jago is a military wife and mother of three living in 1850's farmhouse in Central Pennsylvania. She has always desired to use her love for photography and writing for the glory of God but never expected it would take the form of a publication. In October of 2013, Dianne and her husband felt led to start Deeply Rooted Magazine, and in early 2014 the magazine became a reality. Dianne serves as Deeply Rooted’s chief editor where her day to day tasks related to the magazine range from coordinating magazine content to packaging magazines. She and her husband also serve in their local church as Young Adult leaders. Dianne loves to peruse antique shops, read, and spend time outside with her family.
Ethan Jago is married to Dianne. He serves full time in the Air Force National Guard. He currently holds an Associate's Degree in Survival Instruction, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in Work Force Education, and is in seminary pursuing a master's degree from The Master's University. He has a passion for apologetics and training missionaries traveling to countries closed to Christianity. Ethan's hobbies include surfing, skydiving, and working on motorcycles. Ethan serves Deeply Rooted Magazine as what he likes to call himself "the chief laborer", specializing in picking up heavy boxes filled with magazines and moving them; he also serves in a variety of other areas including Biblical content review, writing, and brand strategizing.
LINDSAY COURNIA | CHIEF COPY EDITOR | NORTH CAROLINA
Lindsay is married to a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, and they are stationed in North Carolina with their two children. Lindsay earned a creative writing BFA in her home state of Minnesota and has worked as a newspaper reporter, elementary school teacher, and bookstore clerk. She now enjoys the sanctifying work of staying at home with her kids and working from her bedroom office. In her spare time, Lindsay loves writing, cooking, tackling her ever-growing reading list, and adventuring with her family.
THÉA ROSENBURG | CONTRIBUTING EDITOR | WASHINGTON
Théa Rosenburg and her husband, Mitch, live in the Pacific Northwest with their four small daughters. Since graduating with a degree in creative writing, Théa has worked as a dental assistant, a jeweler, an indie musician, a peddler of hand-knit gifts, an amateur Latin teacher, and an informal librarian. As a contributing editor for Deeply Rooted, Théa gets to tinker with words and bless other ladies: two of her very favorite ways to serve God. She blogs at Little Book, Big Story.
IRENE STEWART | FINANCIAL MANAGER | WISCONSIN
Irene is a wife and mother of five currently residing in southeastern Wisconsin. She has worked as a CPA at a home health agency for over 25 years and serves as Deeply Rooted's financial manager. She handles all the bookkeeping, budgeting, and helps with a lot of the behind the scenes paperwork. She loves gardening, raising chickens, and spending time with her grandkids.
MALLORY MANNING | BLOG EDITOR | INDIANA
Mallory Manning lives in Indiana with her husband and two energetic pups. She spends her days with college students, working in campus ministry at Purdue University. Mallory is a self-proclaimed homebody who feels most at ease with a book in hand and most creative in the kitchen. Reading and writing have always been tools to help her encounter God's grace and process what he's teaching her. Mallory is passionate about seeing women abide in their Savior, and she’s grateful to come alongside Deeply Rooted in this pursuit.
AMARACHI BARD | SHOP MANAGER | CONNECTICUT
Amarachi Bard is a wife to Mike and mama of two little girls, Auden and Joona. She studied English and History at Temple University and has since dabbled in freelance work as a writer and social media curator. She thinks some of the best moments in life happen around the dinner table, and she and her husband love inviting friends into their home to enjoy a meal—usually tacos! She has a passion for seeing individuals walking in their true identities and callings. She is currently serving as the Shop Manager for Deeply Rooted and is so excited to further God's Kingdom in this capacity.
EMILY LONG | SHIPPING COORDINATOR | PENNSYLVANIA
Emily is from the small community of Greenpoint, located in the Blue Mountains of Central Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lancaster Bible College with an Associates degree in Biblical Studies. Emily currently runs an online shop through which she sells hand painted and lettered canvases. Emily has four brothers and enjoys spending time with her family as well as reading, playing the piano, and being creative. Working with Deeply Rooted as their shipping coordinator is a meaningful opportunity to her, and she is honored to play a part in hand-wrapping Deeply Rooted products to readers.
MARY SPACAPAN | PRINT CREATIVE DIRECTOR | CALIFORNIA
Profile coming soon...
COPY EDITING TEAM
Angela resides in Rowlett, TX with her husband Bryan, dog and cat. She holds a bachelors from Texas A&M and a master of journalism from the University of North Texas. She works in school public relations and in her spare time enjoys reading books that direct her thoughts to Jesus and listening to music. Angela also serves as a worship leader alongside her husband, who is a worship and student pastor at Redeemer Church in Fate, TX. Angela is overjoyed that she gets to see how the Lord is growing and equipping women for ministry while serving as a copy editor for the magazine.
Katelyn calls Mission Viejo, California, her home and is excited to be a part of a publication that is passionate about serving its readers as well as serving the Lord. After graduating with an English degree from Vanguard University, she knew that she wanted to implement her God-given talents in a way that would impact the world for him. Thankfully, Deeply Rooted gave her such an opportunity by allowing her to be a copy editor. Apart from the world of editing, Katelyn spends time with her husband, their cats, and as much of the Southern California sunshine as she can.
Katie is originally from Texas, but she and her husband now call Los Angeles their home. She received her undergraduate degree in English with a writing emphasis, and she currently works in publishing at an international non-profit organization. Katie is grateful and blessed to be combining her love of words and her passion for encouraging others in Christ while serving as a copy editor with Deeply Rooted. When not working or editing, Katie enjoys spending time with good friends, traveling to new places, exploring the outdoors, and cooking with her husband.
Beth Spurgetis lives in Seattle, WA where Mt. Rainier is a regular backdrop for her morning commute. She wears several hats at a small classical Christian school in the heart of downtown Seattle (her official title is Director of Operations). Her family, good food, meaningful conversations, Seattle sunshine, and dancing make her smile. Beth graduated from Grove City College in Western Pennsylvania where she studied English literature. She is thrilled to use her love for editing to serve Deeply Rooted and the women it reaches.
BIBLICAL CONTENT REVIEWERS
DR. GLENN JAGO
Dr. Glenn Jago has been the Senior Pastor at Church of the Open Door in Fort Washington, PA since January of 2001. Glenn and his wife, Tammy, have three grown children and are happy grandparents. Glenn received a Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a minor in Biblical Greek language from Pensacola Christian College. In 1981, he returned to Lansdale and graduated from the Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Then in 2011, Glenn received the Doctor of Ministry degree in Expository Preaching from The Masters Seminary in California. Prior to his joining COD, Glenn has served as youth pastor in Florida and Georgia, started a new church in the Ocean City, MD area, was a Greek and New Testament Professor at Pensacola Christian College, and a Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church of Cantonment in Florida.
Tim is a graduate of Baptist Bible College East in Shrub Oak, NY, which is now Boston Baptist College in Boston, MA, with a graduate degree in Theology. In January 2017 he graduated from Sola Scriptura Bible College with a double masters in Biblical Studies and Biblical Ministries. Tim has been married for thirty-eight years to his wife Kimberly, and they are blessed with four sons and two wonderful grandsons. He has worked in various ministries over the years, including Christian school teacher, youth pastor, adult Sunday school teacher, and a Co-Pastor of a church in Largo, FL. Tim now serves as an elder at Clearwater Community Church. He enjoys playing games with friends and family, kayaking, cooking, and eating what he cooks.
Taken during their first meet up in Philadelphia, 2014 (Dianne, Lexy, Daniel & Meghan - Our original chief copy editor and graphic designer)
Taken at the Deeply Rooted Retreat, 2016 (Lexy, Eunice, Dianne, Lindsay, & Mallory)