Brian McIntyre Utter contracted a strange virus at age 15 when he started working for a small town newspaper in Central Illinois. It is a very contagious virus and really only has one symptom – a burning passion to use media to share the love of Christ. This virus led Brian to infect others as a missionary in South America for seven years creating radio, television and Internet ministries in Spanish and Portuguese. Brian returned with his family in 2008 and has since led the ministry globally and continues to serveWorld Mission Broadcast as the global coordinator.
Brian has been married to his college sweetheart, Lynne since 1991 and they have two boys: Jacob & Michael. Brian is passionate about adoption, having adopted his youngest son, Michael.
Dan De Bord
I share a love and passion for radio, baseball and hockey. I am very excited to be a part of the Shine.FM family. I am married to my wonderful wife Kim and we have three wonderful children Matt, Connor and Riley. (oh, and Harley the Shih Tzu and Levi the Guinea Pig). My family is my driving force and supporting cast that deserves all the credit for me being where I am today. Please do not give up on your dreams. I went back to college 30 years after graduating high school. Life will happen, just roll with it, be patient and take advantage of the breaks you receive and do not question where you are or why. Just follow his lead, he will not leave you alone in your life.
My name is Abriella Caravette and I’m from New Lenox, IL. I live with my parents, Heidi and Dario, and my two younger sisters, Daria and Luci. I attend Olivet Nazarene University and study Multimedia Communications with a concentration in film. I am so excited to be working for Shine as I have listened for years, but I never thought God would give me the opportunity to be able to share my faith with others through radio.
I am very involved with the theatre department at ONU, so besides Shine, I spend a lot of my time there. When I get free time, I love reading (usually mysteries), catching up on my ever-growing list of movie and television shows that I need to watch, or spending time with the most important people in my life – my friends and family.
“I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14