Letter from the Publisher

Hello readers! We at Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines hope that each of you had a wonderful Christmas, and that your New Year has started out with a bang! Like most of you, I made a handful of personal New Year’s resolutions. Most importantly, however, is our magazines’ resolution: this year, our team’s goal is to fulfill our commitments to you.

Our ongoing resolution is to rebrand ourselves into a publication that better serves God and our community. To kick off our rebranding, a few issues back we created a fresh, modern logo and have completely redesigned our Buzz About Katy and Buzz About Fort Bend sections. We’ve also increased our social media presence; like us on Facebook for a steady stream of Christ and family-centered content!

On an internal level, we’ve launched several new editorial pieces, including Texas Trivia and Prayer Requests. Texas Trivia, along with our signature Biblical Crossword, are for our readers’ enjoyment as they flip through the magazines and read local stories. Our Prayer Requests section, on the other hand, is a compilation of requests we’ve received from members of our community. Many of our contributors share deeply personal struggles, and we encourage you to take a moment to pray for them. Additionally, if you or anybody you know has a prayer request, please take a moment to share this request with us on our website or Facebook. I can assure you that our team prays for each individual who messages us, and we hope that our wide readership does too.

I would also like to use this platform to acknowledge a couple of members of our team, who are largely to thank for the drastic changes the magazines have undertook. My daughter and our Editor, Hannah Menslage, and Lily Palmer, our Executive Director of Business Development, have dedicated immense time and efforts into improving our magazines. Thank you, ladies!

We strive to bring our readers cutting edge stories devoted to Christian values that your entire family can enjoy. We frequently highlight local pastors, Christian businesses and charities in our profile articles. Our columnists are second to none.

None of our efforts are possible, however, without our advertisers. Without them, we cannot survive. I cannot express this enough. That’s why it is critical that you, our readership, support them whenever possible by using their services and letting them know that you found them through our magazines. We also have an online business directory, where you can visit their websites and social medias.

If you do not support the advertisers who sponsor us, we (as with any other magazine) will no longer be able to provide you with all that we have provided for so many years.

Joseph R. Menslage
Katy Christian Magazine

Cover Photo: Ray Carrigan, General Manager of Spring Branch Honda in Katy. Photo by Heather Ingram, Associate Portrait Artist shooting for Alisa Murray Photography @ alisamurray.com

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Joseph Menslage is the Publisher of Katy Christian Magazine and Fort Bend Christian Magazine. Contact him at joseph@houstonchristianmagazine.com.