Thursday, May 1, 2008

KCWC Volunteers

Over the past few weeks, we've posted biographical details about faculty and editors who will attend KCWC this year. The conference is coordinated by a committee of volunteers who work on the details year-round. In this post, we're featuring three volunteers who will be more visible perhaps than some of the other committee members.

Carlton W. Hughes

Carlton served as conference emcee last year, and he's agreed to do it again this year. He is a professor of communication and journalism at Southeast Kentucky Community/Technical College in Cumberland. He serves as children’s pastor at Lynch Church of God and has written items such as Christmas plays and VBS curriculum for his ministry. His work has been published in both Christian and secular publications, and his essay, “God Will Honor Your Sacrifice,” is currently featured in the book Simple Little Words from Honor Books/David C. Cook Communications. Carlton and his wife Katherine have two sons, Noah and Ethan.

Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas is an author, speaker, former teacher, and founder of the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference. She still serves on the advisory board. Kate has published three books, one of which is in its second printing. She has also published numerous articles, and is presently working on her fourth book. Visit her website at She will lead the interest group on children's writing at this year's conference.

Emily M. Akin

Emily has served on the KCWC committee as publications chairperson for the past two years, and, this year, she is also Webmaster and blogger. She is a regular contributor to Hometown Magazine of the KenTenn Area. Her work has appeared in several Christian publications including The Lookout, The Upper Room, Seek, Evangel, These Days, and Church Musician Today. She has written and edited for business publications, newsletters, surveys, and directories. She will be leading the Wired Writer interest groups. See her website at She also has a couple of blogs, and

If you haven't registered yet, it's time to get with it. Conference starts seven weeks from tomorrow (Friday, June 20). Click over to for registration instructions. Keep in mind that you can register now and pay later.

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