Erica Mongé earned an MA degree in Theology, specializing in OT and ancient Near Eastern history, language and literature from Fuller Theological Seminary (2008). She has written for numerous publications and served as Executive Editor for a state-wide Christian Newspaper before starting her own business as a Writing Coach (2005). She is an adjunct professor at Life Pacific College and at Vanguard University. She also tuturs graduate students in Biblical Hebrew and OT Theology. She received her BA degree in International Business from Vanguard University with culture study in Costa Rica (2000). Erica and her husband, Joshua, currently live in Pasadena with their two children: Caleb and Emma.
Master of Arts in Ancient Near Eastern Languages & Literature, Fuller Theological Seminary (in progress)
Master of Arts in Theology | Biblical Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary (2008)
Bachelor of Arts in International Business | Cultural Anthropology, Vanguard University (2000)
Graduate, CINCEL, Spanish language immersion, Costa Rica (1999)
International Travel :: China, Tibet and Latin America (1998, 1999, 2000, 2008)
Biblical Studies; Biblical Languages; Ancient Near Eastern Language and Literature; Historical, Religious and Cultural Context of the Old Testament; Ancient Israelite Religion; Special interest in Scripturalization of Ancient Texts and Oral Tradition
Professional Experience: Teaching
Guest Speaker, Spirituality Retreat, UMW Western Section 2011
Adjunct Professor, Cultures of Ancient Civilizations, Life Pacific College 2011
Adjunct Professor, Writing Courses, School for Professional Studies at Vanguard University 2009-2010
Teaching Assistant, OT Courses with Dr. John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary 2009-2011
Guest Instructor, Research and Writing Workshops at Fuller Theological Seminary 2010
Guest Speaker, Christocentric Spirituality, The Gathering Community at Crystal Cathedral 2008
Student Presentation, Feminist Critique in Christianity, Fuller Theological Seminary 2008
Guest Instructor, The Bible as Literature, Life Bible College 2007
Course Instructor, Pauline Theology & Corinthians, Arizona Bible Institute 2007
Professional Experience: Writing for Publication
Origins of The Bible, Published in New Identity Magazine, Winter 2011
The Ten Commandments: A Series, Published in New Identity Magazine, 2011, continuing
Professional Experience: Publication
Curriculum Research and Writing, Vanguard University.
Designed and structured updated curriculum for Business Writing course in the School for Professional Studies, including textbook review and adoption. 2010
Writing Coach for writers and businesses pursuing publication.
Clients include Sole Technologies PR/Marketing, Orange Chamber of Commerce, OC Website Creator, Leadership Orange ‘09, Christian Examiner and various individuals in academic and creative writing.
Creative Director, ByLine Magazine 2007.
Providing consultation and design for an internationally published writer’s magazine.
Editor, Eurasia Creative Team, AG World Missions.
Written content consultation for creative promotions and PR materials.
Executive Editor, Arizona Christian News Monthly 2004-2006.
This position included the managing of 25 writers for a monthly print publication. Some aspects involved: Layout/Design Management and Implementation, Op-Ed Writing, News Writing, Mentoring College Interns and other promotional directives.
Editor-In-Chief, News Contributor 1991-1998.
Various involvement and training in journalism began when I entrepreneured a news publication for the middle school I attended. This led to opportunities of internships, freelance contributions and extracurricular training in journalism. I went on to edit high school and college newspapers, and contributing written work whenever possible.
Editor for Book Manuscript. A Hole In The Head, by Wilbert Smith is a biographical story highlighting themes of forgiveness and spiritual formation, set in response to recent historical events. I oversaw progression from rough draft to publisher proof. 2011
Arizona Christian News. Monthly Publication, statewide circulation centralized in Phoenix Metro Area. Broad readership. 25 writers, college interns and beat reporters. Directed every aspect of publication, from conception to printing. 2004-2006
Vanguard Student Newspaper. Monthly publication, University distribution. Managed a staff of five, include advertising, photography, art and section editors. Directed every aspect of publication, from conception to printing 1997-1998
Redmond High School Student Newspaper. Monthly publication, school wide and district distribution. Managed an assistant editor, a graphic design artist, a photographer and story assignments for a class of about 15 students. Involved in conception, planning and implementation of monthly newspaper. Contributed on a freelance basis to the local city newspaper in Redmond, OR. 1995-1996
Will C. Wood High School Newspaper. Monthly Publication, school wide distribution. Assisted faculty supervisor in conceptualizing, editing and finalizing publication. Trained at a summer journalism camp and interned in the summer as a reporter for the local city newspaper in Vacaville, CA. 1994
Golden State Middle School Newspaper. Bi-Monthly Publication, distributed school wide. I conceptualized and proposed the newspaper to a faculty English teacher. With her backing, I recruited writers, wrote and edited a small publication, printed on colored paper and stapled in the corner. I was involved in every aspect of publication, from conception to distribution. 1991
Executive Director/Owner, MyFreeOC.com 2008-2010
Structure business project and personnel management. Create, implement and evaluate web content. Oversee grassroots marketing and public relations in local economy. Oversee advertising efforts and monitor finances.
Strategic Business Partner, Hey, Monge! Ad Agency 2007-2010
Business structure, marketing efforts, brand imaging and project management. Financial projections and forecasting based on strategic financial and client/product based analysis. Building awareness and focusing market structure based on financial analysis. Partner in Ownership.
Qualifications, Proficiencies & Interests
Publications: New Identity Magazine, World Magazine, Christian Examiner Seattle/Tacoma, Christian Examiner So. California, Conversant Life, Arizona Christian News, Manna, Living Stones News, Semi Weekly
Proficiencies & Interests: Reading, Photography, Music, Travel, Cultural Study, Writing, Education, Accordance, Adobe CS3, iWork, iLife, Macintosh OSx,
Affiliations: Evangelical Press Association 2005, Fellowship of Christian Newspapers 2005, UCP-SARnet Editorial Team served 2007-2008, Christians for Biblical Equality 2008, Orange Creatives 2008, Assistance League of Orange 2009, Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Committee 2009, Society for Biblical Literature 2010