Our team has shifted and grown over the years, but the mission of the magazine remains the same. Meet some of the people who give so much of their time and talent to make every issue happen.
ETHAN AND DIANNE JAGO | FOUNDERS | FLORIDA
Ethan and Dianne Jago have three kids and live in Pensacola, Florida. Ethan serves at Olive Baptist Church as the Director of College and Young Professionals. He currently holds an Associate's Degree in Survival Instruction, a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in Work Force Education, and is finishing up his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis on Apologetics. Dianne is a stay at home mom and 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, their prayers became plans for Deeply Rooted Magazine, and in early 2014 the magazine became a reality through a crowdfunding campaign. Dianne also wrote a book called "A Holy Pursuit: How the Gospel Frees Us To Follow and Lay Down Our Dreams" which released in March of 2020.
CORE TEAM MEMBERS
MALLORY MANNING | CHIEF COPY 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.
MARY SPACAPAN | PRINT CREATIVE DIRECTOR | CALIFORNIA
Mary Spacapan lives in Santa Barbara, California and serves as Deeply Rooted's creative director for the print magazine. Her background spans a diverse client list of Fortune 500s, startups, and non-profits and has taken her across the globe, in board rooms and out into remote villages. As a strategic thinker and collaborative teammate, she has launched global content capture teams to support scalable multi-channel media plans and has led the creative development and execution of award-winning creative projects. You’ll usually find Mary hanging around sunny Santa Barbara, CA with a hot cup of coffee in hand— hiking the local trails, painting in her home studio, or co-working from a local cafe.
IRENE STEWART | FINANCIAL MANAGER | WISCONSIN
Irene is a wife and mother of five 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 loves gardening, raising chickens, and spending time with her grandkids.
LAINEE OLIVER | E-MAIL MARKETING MANAGER | FLORIDA
Lainee Oliver lives in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Public Relations, she worked in the nonprofit community before using her administrative gifts to serve her local church. Lainee has a passion for women’s ministry and theology and enjoys reading, writing, and playing the piano while her double rainbow baby sits at her feet. Lainee has appreciated Deeply Rooted from afar for some time and now serves as their e-mail marketing manager where she coordinates and creates content for online communications.
KATIE BLACKBURN | BLOG EDITOR AND SUBMISSIONS MANAGER | WASHINGTON
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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.
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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.
PAST TEAM PHOTOS
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)