Our Team

Michael Cook

Michael Cook is the editor of MercatorNet. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Carolyn Moynihan
Editor at large

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of Mercator. 

Tim Lee
Comments Editor

In midlife, Tim Lee (a business analyst in a past life) discerned a calling to be a writer and embarked on a quixotic quest to develop a universal symbolic script that captures the poetry of words in the sound of silence. He is also a granddad, comments editor and busybody commenter with "relevance, courage and a twinkle in the eye" on his coat of arms.

Jean Seah
Social Media Editor

Jean Seah is a social media manager, freelance writer, managing editor of The Daily Declaration and associate editor of MercatorNet. After growing up in Singapore, reading law in Brisbane, running off to a convent in Perth, imbibing liberal arts in Sydney and a brief sojourn in Melbourne, she is now back in sunny Queensland working in pro-life and pro-family advocacy.

Louis T. March
Contributing Editor, Demography

Louis T. March has a background in government, business and philanthropy. A former talk show host, author and public speaker, he is a dedicated student of history and genealogy. Louis lives with his family in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Kurt Mahlburg
Contributing Editor, Wokeness

Kurt Mahlburg is a writer and author, and an emerging Australian voice on culture and the Christian faith. He has a passion for both the philosophical and the personal, drawing on his background as a graduate architect, a primary school teacher, a missionary, and a young adults pastor. Since 2018, Kurt has been the Research and Features Editor at the Canberra Declaration. He is also a freelance writer, and a regular contributor at the Spectator Australia, MercatorNet, Caldron Pool and The Good Sauce. Kurt is fluent in several South-East Asian languages, has degrees in Design, Education and Divinity, and is an avid traveller and surfer. Having grown up in the Adelaide Hills, he now resides in Sydney’s northern beaches with his wife Angie. Together, they are preparing to volunteer long-term in South-East Asia. Kurt is the author of Cross and Culture: Can Jesus Save the West? (2020). He is also the co-editor and a contributing author of The Blessing of Almighty God (2020).

Xavier Symons
Contributing Editor, Bioethics

Xavier Symons is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Human Flourishing Program in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.

Mathew Otieno
Contributing Editor, Africa

Mathew Otieno is a Kenyan writer, blogger and a dilettante farmer. Until 2022, he was a research communications coordinator at a university in Nairobi, Kenya. He now lives in rural western Kenya, near the shores of Lake Victoria, from where he's pursuing a career as a full-time writer while concluding his dissertation for a master's degree. His first novel is due out in May.

Fr Gavan Jennings
Contributing Editor, Book Reviews

Rev. Gavan Jennings studied philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. He is co-editor of the monthly journal Position Papers. He teaches occasional courses on Thomistic philosophy and theology.