Meet the Team

Permit me to completely mangle a Bible verse. (Hey, if Eugene Peterson can do it, I can. ) “Wretched is not one member, but many, (I Corinthians 12:14, sort of). It is very easy to think the host is the star of the show. That is wrong for two reasons.

1. None of us is the star of Wretched. Jesus is. The host is just the mouthpiece for a tremendous amount of dedicated work that goes into producing a daily TV and radio show.

2. Each and every person at Wretched plays a crucial role. Without the dedicated, talented, and sacrificial labor of these men and women, Todd would be wandering the streets babbling at nobody in particular.

Please meet the Wretched Crew:

Emily Friel
Marketing

The Wretched daughter the song refers to. No, I can't get fired, only grounded. If I am not busy slaving away working, you can find me hiking with my pup, Winnie. Continually thanking God every day that I get to serve Him and work with my family. 

Jonathan Lora
Production

As a millennial, I spend most of my shift on my phone, quickly getting back to work whenever Todd walks by. When working, I mainly focus on editing, content presentation, and motion graphics. I love my job, and the fact that I get to help grow God’s kingdom is even better!

Todd Friel
We're Not Sure

Definition of world’s greatest job: study about Jesus most of the day, talk about Him the rest of the day. Sounds like I have the best job in the world.

John David Brown
Marketing

Wretched’s evil genius marketing strategist. My passions are storytelling, great food, and board games. I’m blessed beyond measure to be married to my best friend Andrea and working with this amazing group of people to spread the Gospel!

Al Yerks
Donor Relations

I have the great honor of talking with our wonderful supporters every day. Chances are if you call the office I will answer, unless it's Saturday, Sunday, or a major Holiday. Originally from New York, my wife and I moved to Atlanta and welcomed our son in July of 2019. Please pray for him, imagine having me as a dad. All Glory, Honor and Praise to King Jesus Forever!

Zac Lovelace
Production

Currently, my main focus is the design, organization, and editing of our new show, Road Trip to Truth. I live in Atlanta with my wonderful wife and our cat-child, Scout. Thankful I get to work with a faithful group of saints. 

Handel Humphrey
Production

I work with our production team to plan, film, and edit video content for both Wretched and Road Trip to Truth. I also manage our equipment inventory and purchases. My passion is crafting visuals through the use of light and color.

Tommy Antonucci
Production

I make videos, coffee, and puns, not always in that order. Whether I am managing upcoming projects for the production team or providing everything they need to be successful; I am thankful for the incredible team that God has blessed me with here.

Collin Ausbury
Production

A recent college grad and lover of all things cinematic. When not working, you’ll probably find me listening to 80s synth pop or playing a Super Nintendo. I believe that what we create should be life-giving, making a different sound since we’re designed by the Creator Himself.

Rebekah Pruett
Production

My main job is creating closed captions (please don’t tell me if you find a typo), and managing communication with the networks that air Wretched. In my free time, you will find me either playing my guitar or watching Disney+. I’m very grateful to God that I get to work with this amazing team to bring glory to His name!

Philip Hunsaker
Production

As an editor here at Wretched, I am blessed beyond measure to be working with such a talented team with one common goal, spreading the Gospel! If I'm not busy editing, I'm either watching movies, working on them (you see a common thread), or creating board games. See something wrong in the show? Great! Please feel free to email...Todd.

 

Sebastian Ray
Production

I work on the Wretched show as a shooter and editor. I also do anything else I’m told because I’m the new guy who just graduated. Growing up overseas, I developed a love and respect for filmmaking and storytelling from all around the world. I am super excited to be a part of the Wretched team and work with some great people.

Erick Beebe
IT

As the IT guy I make sure everyone’s Nigerian scam email letter is answered appropriately. All while enjoying working for a fantastic crew on the cutting edge of spreading the Gospel.

Mike Schlabra
Operations

The team calls me Dr. Mike, but I'm only allowed to give out Advil. At Wretched, I'm the wildcard of the Uno deck. When played, I get you out of a mess and allow other cards to be more effectively used. As a native Texan who's lived in Atlanta for 20 years, I still miss Tex-Mex, Kolaches and BBQ—but not the humidity nor mosquitoes that are able to carry a golf ball.

Mike Wells
Research and Content

Wretched kidnapped snatched me up from West TN and dragged my wife and me, along with our four kids to the greater North GA area. My responsibilities here include research and writing for multiple projects within this ministry. I enjoy working alongside some amazing people who love the Word of God. 

Winnie
Mascot
Not a good girl according to Romans 5. I'm only here until my acting career takes off. These people don't even give me the Fiji water I ask for. 

Meet the Board Members

Gary Wetherhold
Secretary
Gary Wetherhold retired in December 2017 from ABB after 32 years. His 42 years of work experience includes sales, marketing, customer support management, sales management, and account management. Gary and his wife, Donna, are both active at Grace Fellowship in Cumming, GA, where he teaches 4th-grade Sunday school. Gary and Donna reside in Atlanta and have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.
Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne
Director
Emeal “E.Z.” Zwayne is the President of Living Waters Publications. He attended Biola University as a Biblical Studies and Theology major. Having received his pastoral ordination in 1995, he served for almost 6 years as a full-time Associate Pastor and Vice President of his church's board. E.Z. resides in Southern California with his wife Rachel and their 5 children.
Phillip Johnson
Director
Phil Johnson is Executive Director of Grace to You. He teaches regularly as a lay pastor at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA. He has been closely associated with John MacArthur since 1981 and edits most of Dr. MacArthur's major books. Phil is a trustee of the UK-based Martyn Lloyd-Jones Recordings Trust, a member of FIRE, husband to Darlene, and father of 3 sons (all now adults with their own households, and all still active members of Grace Community Church).
Louis T. Getterman
Treasurer
“T.” graduated from Texas A&M University in 1975 with a BBA in Accounting. T. worked at Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) and then ran The Seven-Up Bottling Company of Austin. After running his own CPA firm for approximately 7 years, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Supercuts for 14 years.
Todd Friel
Executive Director
Todd Friel studied to be a pastor, but neglected to get saved. After spending a decade in TV, radio, and business, God graciously saved Todd. He is the author of five books and two dozen Biblical resources. He is also the host of Wretched TV and Radio. Todd is the husband of one wife, father of three children, and owner of one dog.