Simone Brown   Simone Brown is a native of Kingston, Jamaica who grew up in Atlanta, GA. She values transparency, facilitating honest conversations, and encouraging people to articulate their feelings and struggles in the safety of God’s presence. She co-founded Clean Ears to help to show people that such conversations can help to strengthen our faith. As a die-hard lover of hip-hop, she also wanted to show fellow Christians that we can still enjoy our music while keeping our ears and spirits pure. When she is not creating content, she loves spending time with family and friends.

Simone Brown

Simone Brown is a native of Kingston, Jamaica who grew up in Atlanta, GA. She values transparency, facilitating honest conversations, and encouraging people to articulate their feelings and struggles in the safety of God’s presence. She co-founded Clean Ears to help to show people that such conversations can help to strengthen our faith. As a die-hard lover of hip-hop, she also wanted to show fellow Christians that we can still enjoy our music while keeping our ears and spirits pure. When she is not creating content, she loves spending time with family and friends.

Seretha Collins   Seretha is a California girl, born and raised in the Bay Area. After college she moved to Atlanta where she rededicated her life to God. She ended up serving in multiple places at her church from children’s ministry to small group leader. During this time Seretha found that her love of music made her the go to person to ask make a playlist of fun and clean music for friends and events. When she isn’t podcasting, Seretha practices yoga or is spending quality with her dog exploring the city and finding new ways to tell stories.

Seretha Collins

Seretha is a California girl, born and raised in the Bay Area. After college she moved to Atlanta where she rededicated her life to God. She ended up serving in multiple places at her church from children’s ministry to small group leader. During this time Seretha found that her love of music made her the go to person to ask make a playlist of fun and clean music for friends and events. When she isn’t podcasting, Seretha practices yoga or is spending quality with her dog exploring the city and finding new ways to tell stories.

Courtney Pledger   Courtney Pledger is a true Georgia Peach and Atlanta native. Although she is camera and microphone shy, Courtney has a lot to say. She came to Christ after college and from there grew her faith in small group meetings, serving in her young adult ministry, and spending time in the Word. Courtney not only loves hip-hop but she has a heart for missions and has been all over the world spreading the Gospel. At home, Courtney is the proud mom of the cutest mutt and is the plug for all this video game and pop culture related.

Courtney Pledger

Courtney Pledger is a true Georgia Peach and Atlanta native. Although she is camera and microphone shy, Courtney has a lot to say. She came to Christ after college and from there grew her faith in small group meetings, serving in her young adult ministry, and spending time in the Word. Courtney not only loves hip-hop but she has a heart for missions and has been all over the world spreading the Gospel. At home, Courtney is the proud mom of the cutest mutt and is the plug for all this video game and pop culture related.

 
Darryl Dawson Jr.   Darryl Dawson is a native of Stockbridge, Georgia and current transplant in Dallas, Texas. He has been blogging since 2015 and was asked to become the Editor-In-Chief of The Collective in 2016. He strives to write relatable pieces for people who admit they need help, mainly by way of Jesus. He also write pieces that reflect on today’s culture and recent events. He is a lover of free grace and food, anything dance and most thing Netflix related. He blogs at his site  https://waitinonsunday.com/ .

Darryl Dawson Jr.

Darryl Dawson is a native of Stockbridge, Georgia and current transplant in Dallas, Texas. He has been blogging since 2015 and was asked to become the Editor-In-Chief of The Collective in 2016. He strives to write relatable pieces for people who admit they need help, mainly by way of Jesus. He also write pieces that reflect on today’s culture and recent events. He is a lover of free grace and food, anything dance and most thing Netflix related. He blogs at his site https://waitinonsunday.com/.

Leighann Blackwood   Leighann calls California—more specifically, the Bay Area—home, and moved to Georgia in 2017 in order to pursue her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She became an earbud a little over two years ago, and jumped at the chance to contribute to the Collective! In her down time, Leighann loves listening to music, trying out new classes at her local yoga studio, doing photography and gushing over cute dogs on Instagram. She loves the Lord, does her best to love others well and hopes continue to use her gifts of editing and writing to glorify God and bring those who have yet to know Him, into His kingdom.

Leighann Blackwood

Leighann calls California—more specifically, the Bay Area—home, and moved to Georgia in 2017 in order to pursue her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She became an earbud a little over two years ago, and jumped at the chance to contribute to the Collective! In her down time, Leighann loves listening to music, trying out new classes at her local yoga studio, doing photography and gushing over cute dogs on Instagram. She loves the Lord, does her best to love others well and hopes continue to use her gifts of editing and writing to glorify God and bring those who have yet to know Him, into His kingdom.