Brian McIntyre Utter

shine-19Brian McIntyre Utter contracted a strange virus at age 15 when he started working for a small town newspaper in Central Illinois. It is a very contagious virus and really only has one symptom – a burning passion to use media to share the love of Christ. This virus led Brian to infect others as a missionary in South America for seven years creating radio, television and Internet ministries in Spanish and Portuguese. Brian returned with his family in 2008 and has since led the ministry globally and continues to serveWorld Mission Broadcast as the global coordinator.

Brian has been married to his college sweetheart, Lynne since 1991 and they have two boys: Jacob & Michael. Brian is passionate about adoption, having adopted his youngest son, Michael.

Megan Groen

megan1I’m Megan Groen, and I live in DeMotte, Indiana with my wonderful family of five: my parents, Jeff and Dianna, and two sisters, my twin Kayla and my little sister Sara. I am attending Olivet Nazarene University where I am majoring in Multimedia Communications to pursue my love for media. Through this program, God has blessed me with the opportunity to work at Shine.FM, a station I grew up listening to but never dreamed I would work for! I am so grateful for the opportunity to work here, and I pray that my dream of impacting others can help me reach people for Christ.

I love to be adventurous, from hiking and spending time in nature to going on vacations! I love playing sports like tennis and basketball and watching football games and NASCAR races. I’m a typical family girl, and I simply love spending time with my family and friends!

Abriella Caravette

My name is Abriella Caravette and I’m from New Lenox, IL. I live with my parents, Heidi and Dario, and my two younger sisters, Daria and Luci. I attend Olivet Nazarene University and study Multimedia Communications with a concentration in film. I am so excited to be working for Shine as I have listened for years, but I never thought God would give me the opportunity to be able to share my faith with others through radio.

I am very involved with the theatre department at ONU, so besides Shine, I spend a lot of my time there. When I get free time, I love reading (usually mysteries), catching up on my ever-growing list of movie and television shows that I need to watch, or spending time with the most important people in my life – my friends and family.

“I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14