President: Rick Barry
A former textbook editor, Rick Barry is currently Director of Church Planting Ministries at BIEM, a Christian mission working in the lands of the former USSR.
In addition to his missionary role, in his spare time Rick has successfully freelanced hundreds of published articles, devotionals, short stories, and two novels. He enjoys international travel and has formally studied Russian, French, and Spanish. To this day, he still does freelance editing for Answers magazine.
Believing that all experiences in life contribute potential fuel for his fiction, Rick enjoys getting away from his desk and engaging in outdoor activities, which have included skydiving, mountain climbing, rappelling, canoeing, kayaking, wilderness hiking, white-water rafting, hot-air ballooning, a high-ropes course through tree tops, visiting the D-Day beaches in Normandy, France, and sailing on a reproduction of an 1800s schooner.
He has been married to his wife Pam for 31 years, and they live in Indiana. They have two adult children.
Darren's career has been one of retail management. He has been a store manager for several "big-box" retail stores, a district manager for an Indiana hobby store chain, and a store manager for two different Christian bookstore companies.
He enjoys reading, writing, and drawing in the science-fiction genre and has been a consultant on various science-fiction projects and hobby games throughout the industry.
Darren has been referenced by Christian Retailing Magazine, participated in the process of fact-checking for Star Trek: The Encyclopedia, and is currently writing a Christian science-fiction novel. His love of science-fiction, combined with his Christian retail background, gives him an additional perspective into the world of Christian fiction.
Darren currently serves as Vice President for the Indiana Chapter of ACFW. He is the Blogmaster for the ACFW Indiana Chapter website and also publishes Hoosier Ink (the monthly magazine for the Indiana Chapter).
He enjoys listening to movie soundtracks, Celtic music, 80's rock, and to Moody Radio and their various programs. He lives in Indiana with his wife and two cats.
Treasurer: Susie Bixler (2013)
Secretary: Dawn Crandall (2013)