Parables is a Catholic magazine for children designed to teach and reinforce the beauty of the Catholic Faith through captivating stories, original poems, the Psalms, articles, crafts, and inspiring devotions. We are committed to helping children grow a deeper appreciation of their Catholic faith, one story at a time.
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Meet our Team
Jennifer Gladen, Editor-in-Chief
Christina Weigand, Assistant Editor
Jennifer Gladen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Parables Magazine. Her first novel, Souled, was released in September 2020 and the re-release of her picture book, Angel Donor released in October 2021.
She was founder of her previous E-Zine titled My Light Magazine and is a member of the Catholic Writer’s Guild.
In her spare time she participates in her parish choir.
Christina Weigand’s a writer, wife, and mother of four, Nana to five granddaughters. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania.
Anjanette Barr - Saints Editor
Steve Buttry - Art Advisor and Columnist
Anjanette Barr lives in Alaska with her family of six and a myriad of pets. Over the last decade she has transitioned from working strictly as a writer, to doing more and more behind the scenes in the world of publishing. She is now a literary agent at Dunham Literary, Inc. She and her family entered the Church in 2018 after over 20 years as very active Protestants. She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, Alaska Writers Guild, SCBWI, and AALA.
Steven Buttry is a writer and cartoon artist from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. He is also an active member of his Catholic faith and enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as drawing in his free time.
Maria Riley - Rosary Series, Columnist
Karina Rook - Content Advisor
Maria Riley is a passionate Catholic writer and editor who loves volunteering when she’s not writing or mom-ing. She is the author of a new Catholic Chapter book series: Adventures with the Saints, releasing fall 2022. She earned her degree in English at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and she and her family now live in Florida.
Karina Rook lives in Annandale VA with her husband, three children, and little dog with big ears. She loves the Eucharist, liturgical living, exploring different cultures, connecting people, and volunteering in her community. She is excited to use her background in Catechetics and Clinical Social Work to contribute to Parables Magazine.