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

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.