Team - Seedbed


The Staff serving Seedbed are located in both Wilmore, Kentucky, and Franklin, Tennessee. Seedbed brings together enormous talent and creative vision in this committed team of servants. Learn more about them below.

J. D. WALT is the Chief Sower and ultimate visionary behind the Seedbed brand. He sows like a champion each day on Seedbed Daily Text and often serves as the cinematic director behind Seedbed’s Instagram. Most importantly, though, he demonstrates the Seedbed mantra of Sola Sancta Caritas as he gives leadership to Seedbed’s publishing vision, development, design, and tribe.

Andy Miller is Seedbed’s Director of Publishing and gives leadership to the publishing team in Franklin, Tennessee, a.k.a. “Seedbed South.” Andy comes to Seedbed from a lifelong vocation as a publisher. He brings a deep passion for the recovery of a Wesleyan theological vision for the church and particularly for the reissuing of what we’re calling the “John Wesley Collection,” the treasure trove of source material from ages past.

Andrew Dragos is an ethnic Romanian-Canadian-American. He serves as Managing Editor for online content. After several years in youth ministry, he moved to Wilmore where his interest in developing theological resources has blossomed. He also dreams of one day owning a cafe-restaurant and enjoys art and design. Drop him a line at He blogs regularly here. Follow him on twitter @andyandbeyond.

Micah Smith is Seedbed South’s Sowing Strategist (say that five times fast!). With a background in public relations, branding, and web-based community building, she has the experience and enthusiasm to sow Seedbed extravagantly both within its own tribe and beyond. Follow her on twitter @mrsmicahsmith.

Holly Jones serves in Seedbed South’s Publishing Office as Director of Production where she fastidiously manages the tedious process of book publishing from final manuscript to finished book. And she is the resident expert on the Chicago Manual of Style and 80s music.

Jenna Miller serves in Seedbed South as the Director of Finances and Business Operations. In other words, she’s an organizational mastermind and Seedbed’s in-house numbers wiz.

Darlene “Darry” Chaney serves as Seedbed’s South’s Chief Fulfillment Officer. Darry has a tiny ferocious dog named Toby who easily mistakes fingers for bacon treats. In other words, “beware of dog.”

Ryan Staples is the Media Director of Seedbed. With a camera and a computer he translates ordinary stories into digital masterpieces. Rarely do you find a technical pro with artistic genius. In Ryan we consistently find both. If an article or resource involves sight, sound and motion Ryan and his team are responsible. If you want to find out more about Ryan’s work you can visit his website,