Publications Workgroup

Donlu Thayer

Publications Director

Donlu DeWitt Thayer is the Center’s Publications Director, with responsibility for overseeing print and electronic publications, including the Center’s websites and blog, Talk About: Law and Religion, and the Law and Religion Headlines sent several times a week to subscribers worldwide. A significant responsibility is maintaining the website and case table of the Strasbourg Consortium, which tracks the freedom-of-religion-or-belief jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. She is Associate Editor of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion and manager of the OJLRblog.  She was Associate Editor of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (Brill 2016, Gerhard Robbers and Cole Durham, eds). She has participated as writer or editor in Center publication projects including … More …

Blythe Shupe

Communications Specialist

Blythe Shupe joined the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in September 2015 as a Communications Specialist. In this role she manages the Center’s social media outlets and works on the ICLRS website and has responsibility for media and documentation at major Center conferences, including the Annual Symposium, the Religious Freedom Annual Review, and the international G20 Interfaith Forums. She has charge of the Center’s Annual Reports and other publications featuring the Center.  Before coming to the Center,   More …

Hayden Rowberry

Electronic Media Consultant

Hayden Rowberry began working with the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in 2011 as a web developer. After serving a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Indianapolis, Indiana, he returned to assist the center to manage their websites and other technical needs. Currently, he is studying Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, while continuing to consult with the Center. Hayden has always enjoyed working with technology, and is grateful for the oportunity to use his talents to benefit others.

Jordan Pendergrass

Editorial Associate – Websites and Headlines

Jordan Pendergrass is a paralegal for a government agency. He has a Master’s Degree in International Law and Politics (Georgetown University) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography (Brigham Young University). Jordan is married and has five children. Jordan began to volunteer for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in 2010. He has performed a variety of tasks for the Center including: writing country reports; assisting with website maintenance; tracking law and religion headlines; and reporting on the Annual International Law and Religion Symposium.

Boyd Bauer

Global Engagement Specialist (Volunteer)

Dr. Boyd Bauer is a Global Engagement Specialist, an independent consultant specializing in international education and business development. Throughout his professional life he has worked, taught, lectured, and traveled in numerous countries. He is an innovative thinker dedicated to building bridges of understanding between individuals and diverse groups in the United States as well as other locations around the world. He has been a keynote speaker for economic conferences and community organizations, speaking on a wide range of topics including but not limited to understanding the American healthcare puzzle, strategic planning, and motivational topics.  More …

Katelyn Bretzing

Editorial Assistant – Headlines

Katelyn Bretzing started working with the Headlines team in December 2018. She is a nursing major at Brigham Young University with an anticipated graduation in April 2020. She served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salvador, Brazil and loves the Brazilian culture and food. Katelyn graduated High School in Virginia and spent many weekends visiting historical sights and landmarks with her family. Politics were a common dinner table topic at her house growing up. When she is not studying for nursing school or posting headlines, Katelyn can be found hiking, baking, or playing sports.

Page Johnson

Symposium Reporter & Photographer (Volunteer)

Page (Townsend) Johnson is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer living in McLean, Virginia. She has for a number of years provided photographic and written reports, and at the same time welcome friendship for delegates, at the Annual International Law and Religion Symposium at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. Page has a B.A. degree in Journalism from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Communications from the University of Utah, and has studied publishing at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, MA. She worked as an editor for the BYU press in Provo, Utah; Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas; and National Public Radio in both Salt Lake City, Utah,  More …

Gaylee Coverston

Editorial Associate – Symposium Reporter

Gaylee Page Coverston has lived in Brazil at various times during her life, which created a love for the people, the language and their culture that is truly a part of her soul. Her love for the Portuguese language directed her studies and she graduated from BYU with a bachelors in Linguistics and in Portuguese Literature. She went on to study in the BYU Portuguese Master’s program but was unable to finish due to family medical concerns. She has translated and continues to translate legal documents and any other items needing translation from Portuguese to English or from English to Portuguese.  She translated an Aids Prevention Program called “Stay Alive” for use in Mozambique and other Portuguese speaking nations.  More …