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.

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!

Joey Selness
Producer
I have been with Wretched before Wretched was Wretched. I am the producer of the Wretched radio broadcast and write most of the spoofs. I love playing guitar and reading Sci-Fi and Victorian literature. I live in chilly Minnesota with my wife and two sons.
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.

Tony Verkinnes
Recording Guy
I'm the token Lutheran of the bunch. My lovely bride has hung out with me for a long time. We have 2 grown kids and 3 growing granddaughters. I just hang around to annoy Todd and record stuff.
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.

Jac Carlson
Production

I’m responsible for making sure all Wretched episodes are shot and delivered to their respective destinations. In addition to handling the TV side of Wretched, I enjoy innovating and updating systems to better reflect the nature of our God.

Collin Ausberry
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.

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.