Meet the ICL Photographers

We have been blessed to have access to an incredible photographic library for use with our articles. We believe that these photographs greatly enhance the presentation of the articles published at the Integrated Catholic Life. Some of these are restored works of traditional religious art that we acquire commercially. Others are the works of incredibly talented photographers and friends who make their photographs available to us for use in ICL articles at no cost. Of course, all photography used at the ICL retain their copyrights and may not be reproduced or downloaded. 

Randy and I take this opportunity to introduce two of ICL’s photographers. We are so grateful for their friendship, generosity and talent and we know you are too

Andy Coan

Andy Coan

Born in Macon, Georgia, Andy Coan is a convert to the Catholic Faith whose daily prayer is “Lord, let me see this world as you created it to be.”

He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to capture the natural world, and the world of faith, in his photography.

Andy holds a B.S. degree in Science, Technology and Culture from Georgia Tech, and is a web developer for DVIDS-Third Army’s digital media distribution hub. Andy lives in Decatur, Georgia and is a member of St. Thomas More parish and the Fr. Thomas O’Reilly Council #4358 of the Knights of Columbus.

Please visit Andy’s photography website. He may be contacted at: andycoan at andycoan dot net.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson has enjoyed a life-long passion for art and photography. He has been blessed to have traveled the world and captured many of his experiences on film and digital media. Paul has more than 20 years of success in the technology industry, including senior management roles in sales, operations and professional services delivery.

His interest in photography goes back to his teens, but recent advancements in digital photography have allowed him to combine his experience in high tech and a passion for photography. Paul is a parishioner at St. Ann’s in Marietta, Georgia with his wife and 2 daughters.

Please Paul’s photography website. Some prints are available on canvas. If you are interested please contact Paul at: paul at pauljohnsonphotoart dot com.

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Deacon Mike Bickerstaff Editor-In-Chief, ICL

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff is the Editor in chief and co-founder of the The Integrated Catholic Life.™ A Catholic Deacon of the Roman Rite for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Deacon Bickerstaff is assigned to St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church where he is the Director of Adult Education and Evangelization.

He is a co-founder of the successful annual Atlanta Catholic Business Conference; the Chaplain of the Atlanta Chapter of the Woodstock Theological Center’s Business Conference; and Chaplain of the St. Peter Chanel Faith at Work Business Association and co-founder and Chaplain of the Marriages Are Covenants Ministry, both of which serve as models for similar parish-based ministries.

He and his wife have two adult children, one daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.

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