Jonathon M. Seidl is the managing editor of Kirk Cameron's TheCourage, which focuses on faith, family, and culture content. He also oversees course development for Cameron's TheCourage courses. Before TheCourage, he served as the editor-in-chief of I Am Second, an organization that tells stories of incredible life transformation..
Previously, Seidl served as the managing editor of TheBlaze.com, a national news website. He joined that website as an assistant editor in 2010 and was one of its founding editors and first writing hire. Under his leadership, the site became one of the top 50 websites in the country, reaching over 35 million unique visitors. While at I Am Second he oversaw the creating of an entirely new writing department and was responsible for its most successful blog post ever.
Seidl's journalistic journey started when a college writing assignment called for a descriptive essay. After writing about the difference between his college town of New York City and his hometown in Wisconsin, Seidl's childhood newspaper decided to publish it. Since then, his writing has appeared in WORLD magazine, online with the American Spectator, at FoxNews.com, and in nearly 6,000 posts at TheBlaze.
In 2016, Seidl opened up for the first time about his mental health experience: He was diagnosed with anxiety and OCD in 2014. He has become an ardent supporter of mental health awareness, and is especially a strong voice for how the Christian church can better handle the issue. He's a person of strong faith and served a homegroup leader at The Village Church in Dallas, Texas.
You'll rarely see him in anything but his "uniform": dark jeans, boots, and a button-up shirt. He doesn't believe in wasting mental energy on picking out clothes.
Seidl graduated from The King's College-New York City with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics.
Although a Green Bay Packers fanatic, he and his wife live in Dallas, Texas, with their dogs, Gus and Beans, daughter, Annie Rose, and son, Jack Lewis (who is named after C.S.).