Kay Campbell has been religion reporter for The Huntsville Times, now part of the Alabama Media Group, since 2005. Educated as a teacher, she has taught regular classes as well as music, Spanish, literature and writing to students from kindergarten through college. Raised in a very small Tennessee town as part of a devout family who belonged to a minority Christian denomination, she early experienced both the joys and the frustrations of being part of a misunderstood religious group – and also began interfaith and intrafaith conversations very young. Now an ordained Presbyterian elder, she counts it both a blessing and a ministry to attempt to describe holy matters respectfully and accurately. Among the awards for her writing is the 2011 Religion Commentary of the Year Award from the Religion Newswriters Association.