Meet the team: Bill Curtis

How long have you been at CHI, and what is your role?

I have been working with CHI almost since its founding in 1982 and have played an active role in administration and operations since 1986. I assumed the role of executive editor for CH in 2011, after the passing of my dad, Kenneth Curtis, who founded Christian History magazine. 

What is your favorite part of the job?

Talking with enthusiastic readers and reading letters from subscribers. I also enjoy thanking donors who support CH. As an amateur historian, I enjoy learning so much about the topics we cover and occasionally getting to select topics of my special interest.

What do you most wish readers knew?

I most wish readers knew the complexity of putting each issue together and the care our team takes to present articles that are intriguing and written in an engaging manner; the efforts taken to get facts correct; the extensive coordination among our mostly part-time team; and the deep satisfaction with the completion of each issue as it is sent off to press. Furthermore I wish the readers could glimpse our occasional in-person team meetings when we gather from different parts of the country and collaborate and brainstorm on future issues. The conversations that ensue are inspiring.

What do you do in your spare time?

I enjoy spending time with my family and reading. Before some recent health challenges, I also enjoyed biking, hiking, walking, swimming, and traveling.  CH 

By Bill Curtis and the editors

[Christian History originally published this article in Christian History Issue #149 in 2023]

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