Familyoct15David & Mary Katherine Burbach

After five years of marriage and two children we know we are just barely scratching the surface of the extravagant joy, weighty responsibility, and incomparable experience of parenthood. We founded Mother/Father Magazine in recognition of our own need for a community of brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and fellow believers who long to take back our culture through the celebration of all things family.

We’re living the dream with two little ones in Winston-Salem, NC.


erin&jdErin & JD Gravitt

The Gravitts are new parents and lovers of story that live nearby in Randleman, NC.  JD is on Core Staff at A Place for the Heart and serves as filmmaker and web developer. JD loves inviting people into story through words, media and film and is looking forward to capturing many more family moments. Erin has served as the Client Services Director at Pregnancy Care Centers in Greensboro and Asheboro, NC as well as cultivating writing, photography, and art as a secret place with the Lord.



kenandlinda copyKen & Linda Helser

On May 15th 1970, Ken Helser said no to music and yes to Jesus.  He was inducted into the seminary of life where the Bible was his textbook, the Holy Spirit his professor, and life the laboratory of testing. Ken and Linda’s life of ministry began in 1970 by keeping runaways in their home and running a coffeehouse. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren.

Ken & Linda are the founders of A Place for the Heart.


andrew&megNaomi Gingerich

Naomi Gingerich is a freelance writer and food blogger ( from Winston-Salem, NC. Born in Ohio, to parents whose lives revolved around farming, ministry, and daily gatherings around the table, Naomi carries these same values into her own family as she infuses the culture of modern living with traditions of her Mennonite heritage. A frequent host of farm-to-table dinner parties, mom of three grown children, and a contributor to Winston-Salem Monthly, Naomi spends her free time hiking and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Fred, and their Golden Retriever, Miles Davis.

You can follow her on Instagram @thecooksinthekitchen.

andrew&megMeg & Andrew Gray

Andrew and Meg met in college, fell in love, got married, and are now the parents of a beautiful baby girl named Shepherd. Their somewhat rocky journey into parenthood is a story of triumph and faith. Andrew is a passionate adventurer and Meg is the consummate artist, but both of them just love Jesus. They’re blessed enough to live in the stunning Appalachian Mountains in Boone, NC.

You can find Andrew’s rather seldomly updated blog here.

conversationsConversations Journal

Conversations is a bi-annual publication that provides spiritual accompaniment and honest dialogue for those who long for radical transformation in Christ. It stimulates hunger and illuminates the path by drawing on classical wisdom and practice, exploring the vital role of community, and illustrating the journey with realism and hope.