Bio

Gregg Brekke is an award winning photojournalist and writer dedicated to the art of visual journalism.

Brekke’s portfolio is broad and includes significant attention given to global health and economics, justice issues, immigration, and religious topics. Recent work has been published by the ForbesSojourners MagazineReligion News Service, The Christian CenturyWorld YWCAUS CatholicPresbyterian News Service,  PBS’ Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, and is found in syndication at major news outlets including the Washington Post. Video projects have focused on commercial production, PSA feature films, curriculum development, awareness campaigns and non-profit mission promotion.

Brekke previously served as news director for the United Church of Christ and editor of United Church News and StillSpeaking Magazine. In his role as news director, he worked closely with journalists and media professionals who reported on the UCC. As editor, Brekke oversaw the day-to-day operations of United Church News online and StillSpeaking Magazine, winner of the 2011 and 2012 DeRose-Hinkhouse Best-of-Class Periodical awards from the Religion Communicators Council.

He serves as board president of the Associated Church Press and on the World Alliance for Christian Communication (WACC-NA) Executive Committee as the team lead for video and film projects.

Brekke lives in Portland, Oregon, and received a B.A. in history from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn., and a M.Div. degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.