Justin Palm was recently hired at the United Church of God home office in Cincinnati as proofreader, researcher and writer. He started on Nov. 5, 2018. His job description involves proofreading and editing all publications produced by the United Church of God to help maintain tone and doctrinal accuracy. These publications include, but are not limited to: Beyond Today magazine, United News, Beyond Today blog posts, Compass Check, Council reports, booklets, UYC camp magazine and the Festival Brochure.
Mr. Palm also works on research projects for Ambassador Bible College classes and helps with Beyond Today scripts. He will also be working on writing blog posts and short articles for the Beyond Today current events and trends section.
Mr. Palm has been married for 10 years to his wife Stacey and has two young boys ages 3 and 18 months. He was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, but lived in Akron, Ohio, for a number of years before moving to Denver, Colorado. He was first introduced to the truth after high school while he was pursuing a music career and was baptized in 2005. Justin has worked as a writer and proofreader for Church of God publications for over a decade.
A member in his local congregation in Denver encouraged him to apply for the position and the opportunity intrigued him. Mr. Palm explains why he applied for the job: “I wanted to use my talents to serve the Church and others in a more direct way. I felt like I could really add value to the efforts at the home office.” He sent in past examples of his work and traveled to Cincinnati in mid-October for a final interview, after which he was offered the job.
Mr. Palm explains, “I enjoy the variety of the job and the people I get to work with. I like the purpose behind it, to help bring truth, hope and encouragement to others.” In his free time, Justin enjoys reading books, playing music and spending time with his wife and children.