About American Reformer

American Reformer’s mission is to promote a vigorous Christian approach to the cultural challenges of our day, rooted in the rich tradition of Protestant social and political thought. Focusing particularly on issues facing American Christians, we will seek to contribute to the reformation of Christian institutions that have become corrupted by false ideologies and practices.

Our Journal aims at equipping evangelical Christians to confidently and forthrightly defend Scriptural truths and natural law in the face of widespread cultural capitulation, addressing topics and perspectives ignored or dismissed by mainstream publications.

Our Reform work aims at reshaping important Christian institutions by partnering with their leaders and equipping them with the intellectual, strategic and network resources necessary to help their institutions remain faithful and flourish under current cultural conditions.

Our Fellowship aims to Equip a network of rising Christian Leaders who are ready to found new institutions to meet the challenges of the digital age as well as recapture existing institutions to bring them under the Lordship of Christ.

Our Team

Executive Director

Josh Abbotoy is the Executive Director of American Reformer. He is also a Managing Director at New Founding. A seasoned private equity lawyer by background, Josh is the grateful beneficiary of Christian education, having been homeschooled, then earning his B.A. (History) from Union University and an M.A. (Medieval and Byzantine Studies) from the Catholic University of America before earning his J.D. at Harvard Law School. His writing has appeared in American Reformer, the American Mind and the Federalist, among other places. Josh lives with wife and three children in the Dallas, Texas area.


Ben C. Dunson is the Editor-in-Chief of American Reformer. He is also Visiting Professor of New Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Greenville, SC), having previously taught at Reformed Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX), Reformation Bible College (Sanford, FL), and Redeemer University (Ontario, Canada). He received a Ph.D. in New Testament from the University of Durham (UK) and is the author of Individual and Community in Paul’s Letter to the Romans as well as various academic and popular-level articles. He lives in the northern suburbs of Dallas with his wife and four boys.

Associate Editor

Timon Cline  is an attorney practicing in New Jersey and a fellow at the Craig Center at Westminster Theological Seminary. His writing has appeared in the American Spectator, Mere Orthodoxy, American Greatness, Areo Magazine, and the American Mind, among others. He writes regularly at Modern Reformation and Conciliar Post and lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Rachel.

Director of Development

Luke Layow has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 22 years. They have two boys. Luke and his family have recently returned to Northeast Florida after living in New York on Long Island for four years. Luke has worked in philanthropic fundraising for Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Prison Fellowship Ministries, The First Tee, Feeding America, and The Stony Brook School. Luke holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Florida. Luke thrives on building relationships between an organization and its supporters and identifying areas of an organization’s mission that align with the interests, passions, and the philanthropic priorities of generous givers.

Director of Education

Colin Redemer (Ph.D. candidate, University of Aberdeen) is Vice President of the Davenant Institute, co-founder of Davenant Hall, co-host for Ad Fontes podcast, as well as a professor at St. Mary’s College of California. His writing has appeared in Ad Fontes Journal, American Mind, First Things, Mere Orthodoxy, and The Lamp, among others; most recently his book returning the Protestant philosopher poet Thomas Traherne to his rightful place among virtue ethicists, The Shining Human Creature.

Director of Engagement

Collin Pruett is American Reformer’s Director of Engagement. His background is in political communications where he has worked with dozens of candidates, non-profits, and political action committees. His writing has appeared numerous times in The American Conservative and Newsmax.

Cofounder and Senior Fellow

Aaron Renn is a Cofounder and Senior Fellow at American Reformer. He also writes on cultural topics at Substack. Renn was previously an urban policy researcher, writer, and consultant. He was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research for five years. His work has been featured in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Atlantic. Prior to public policy, Renn spent 15 years in the technology and management consulting industry, mostly at Accenture, where he was a partner. He lives with his wife and son in Indianapolis.


Nate Fischer is Chairman and founder of New Founding. He is a founder of American Reformer, a new organization and online journal to address, from a Protestant perspective, contemporary political and cultural issues and to confront related institutional threats. Nate has broad investment and company-building experience, with a particular focus on macro changes and risks. He has made control or lead investments in manufacturing, career prep, and alternative investment companies. He previously cofounded InvestRes, a billion-dollar real estate company, has helped launch several civic organizations, and is a Claremont Institute Lincoln fellow. He lives with his wife and four children in Dallas, Texas.