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So long, and thanks for all the clicks. Online editor bids farewell

It’s hard to believe how much things change in just five years. When I came to The Christian Chronicle in 2016, I was excited about the opportunity to tell stories of Christians living out their faith. 

One of the first stories I shared was of a youth group member getting her head stuck in a Barney costume. That was quickly followed by a Chick-Fil-A flash mob of worship leaders. It was not the start I expected, although it was fun.

In my time here, I have interviewed many memorable people — a toy maker whose wooden truck still sits on my shelf, a preacher who went from weighing over 300 pounds to running over 300 miles, survivors of tragic accidents and, more recently, COVID-19. 

And, I’ve searched for and found dozens of a cappella videos to share with you week after week. 

I played an instrumental role in launching our new website. I’ve tried to improve our overall online presence through that website and social media. And, yes, I’m the one who has read each and every comment left on those sites.

It has been a pleasure to get to know brothers and sisters from around the world, to talk with them and share their stories. 

But (there’s always a but, isn’t there?) the time has come for me to move on to something else. While my writing could appear in these pages again, it will not be a regular occurrence. 

I am grateful God put this place on my path. I wish nothing but the best for the people here. And trust me when I say they really are good people. They love the Lord and truly seek to share his stories. 

So this is farewell. Thank you for encouraging and supporting me over the last five years.  


CHELLIE ISON is digital news editor for The Christian Chronicle. She and her family worship with the Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, where she helps coordinate the church’s Celebrate Recovery ministry. 

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