Wayfare seeks to be a companion and guide on the journey of faith. We publish a range of original writing: essays, interviews, dispatches, profiles, poetry, miracles, sermons, and works of book, film, and art criticism.

The Restoration began with a sincere question and the reception of divine truth. Wayfare embraces that hunger for new light with the conviction that our Heavenly Parents always desire to reveal more to their children. 

Because truth is often stranger and more subtle than we imagine, we follow Jacob’s example of wrestling with complexity, mystery, and eternity. For that reason, Wayfare welcomes new voices and ideas that transcend, explore, and expand familiar boundaries—we seek after the true, the good, and the beautiful wherever they may be found. 

Our aim is to cultivate within individuals and communities the more abundant life that is found in Christ through writing that is leavened with faith, brightened by hope, and deepened through charity. 

Finally, we affirm the revelation Joseph Smith received May 9, 1831: That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.


Wayfare is a publication of the Faith Matters Foundation launching December 2022. We will publish weekly through our newsletter as well as in biannual print issues. 

Our name was partly inspired by two songs: A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief and Wayfaring Stranger. 

If you are interested in writing for Wayfare, you can find more information in our pitch guide.

Get in touch! Write us at wayfare@faithmatters.org.


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Editor

Zachary Davis

Associate Editors

Rachel Jardine

Rachael Johnson

Benjamin Peters

Poetry Editor

Kathryn Knight Sonntag

Art Editor

Page Turner

Senior Editor

Lori Forsyth

Contributing Editors

Tyler Johnson

Shayla Frandsen

Allison Pond

Social Media Editor

Cece Proffit

Digital Editor

Katie Lewis

News Editor

Jaxon Washburn

Creative Directors

Doug Thomas

Cole Melanson


People

Rosalynde Welch
Research fellow and associate director at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.
Cece
Wayfare Social Media Editor.
Benjamin Peters
Wayfare Associate Editor. A media scholar, author, and editor interested in Soviet century causes and consequences of the Information Age. See more work here: Benjaminpeters.org @bjpeters
Allison Pond
Contributing Editor
Rachael Johnson
Associate Editor of Wayfare; Mom of three, scholar of early modern religious history, and happiest with a mug of hot chocolate and cozy conversation.
Katie Lewis
Wayfare Digital Editor
Lori Forsyth
Wayfare Senior Editor. Lori is happiest when connecting ideas and discussing them with friends. She edits in several places and writes in a few (often LoriNotes.wordpress.com). She has a hard time passing up a good analogy.
Terryl Givens
Senior Research Fellow at the Maxwell Institute and author and co-author of many books, including Wrestling the Angel and The God Who Weeps.
Shayla Frandsen
Wayfare contributing editor. Shayla Frandsen is an MFA student at BYU. She previously earned an MA in English literature from City College of New York. Her writing can be found in Exponent ii, Dialogue, JAKE, Beaver Magazine, and more.
Tyler Johnson
Editor-at-large. Stanford medical oncologist. Clinical Assistant Professor. Podcaster @TheDoctorsArt. Author writing on spirituality, meaning, and medicine.
Page Turner
Art Editor
Jaxon Washburn
News Editor You can follow my writings at: https://theapotheosisnarrative.wordpress.com/
Zachary Davis 
Editor of Wayfare
Rachel Jardine
Associate Editor at Wayfare. Mother, road-tripper, and part-time attorney. Always in pursuit of more hours in the day, always up for a chat about the secret of life.