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 Kid

The Wretched daughter the song refers to. No, I can’t get fired, only grounded. Continually thanking God every day that I get to serve Him and work with my family.

Jonathan Lora
Edit Boy

Recent college grad and new member of the Wretched team. As one of the millennials on the crew, I tend to spend most of my shift on my phone and watching YouTube, quickly getting back to work whenever Todd walks by. But in all seriousness, I love working in this industry and dedicating my work to Christ, and if they’re willing to pay me for it - all the better!

Todd Friel
The Talent
When I think of God’s kindness in giving me a godly wife and three children I adore, I could cry. When I think about the dog He has given me, the tears dry up.
Al Yerks
The Phone Man
My wife and I are newly-transplanted New Yorkers now living below the Mason-Dixon Line. Pray for us! I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve at Wretched. By God's grace, I will be working with the donor development team, as well as coordinating The Biggest Project. Soli Deo Gloria!
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
Go-To Guy

I keep the TV production train rolling here at Wretched by on-boarding any new hires and shooting and editing the daily show. I live in Atlanta with my wonderful wife and our cat-child, Scout. 

Aden Sheets
Production Paladin

The only claim to fame I had was that I was the youngest Wretch, now I’m not. Jesus likes humbling me, even in the most trivial of things. When I’m not being humbled or working on any of the myriads of Wretched productions, I can either be found with my family and friends, or doing something embarrassingly geeky. However, they often go together.

Handel Humphrey
Cinematographer

I’m brand new to Atlanta and have somehow landed a full time job and a beautiful place to live. As a cinematographer, to be serving in the camera team is a dream come true. God is too good to a Wretch like me. 

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
Speed Ramper

I make videos, coffee, and puns, not always in that order. God has led me on a winding road from living in a small rural town to living in the big city of Atlanta. Whether I'm editing videos, holding a camera, or coming up with a story idea, it is a blessing to create content alongside the Wretched team.

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.