About Us

For over 150 years BaptistLIFE has been publishing the Good News about God’s work in our multi-state convention and beyond. A trusted and established newsjournal, BaptistLIFE has a rich tradition as a source of relevant news, information, ideas and encouragement among Maryland and Delaware Baptists (including pastors, church staff, church members, and more).

Meet Our Staff:


Iris White Sharon Mager

Iris White

Sharon Mager

Managing Editor of BaptistLIFE; Executive and Finance  Office Coordinator Communications Specialist, BaptistLIFE
(410) 290-5290, ext. 202
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Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Central Arkansas Undergraduate studies in Communications Arts Technology/Interactive Technologies, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md.
A native of Arkansas, Iris worked in the corporate field as a project manager with a real estate development company, as an elementary school teacher, and also owned and operated a desktop publishing business for 10 years. She and her husband, Ken, serve at Boulevard Christian Church in Essex, Md., where he serves as pastor. Since 1999, Sharon has written for BaptistLIFE, telling the story of what God is doing in churches throughout the multi-state convention. She enjoys doing freelance work for local community newspapers including the Severna Park and Pasadena Voice. Before joining the BaptistLIFE staff, she wrote a column and did some feature writing for the Maryland Gazette. She has also worked in various administrative positions, in commercial real estate, and founded and managed a home school tutorial for 10 years.