Meet the Staff


Dale Ahlquist | President

A renowned G.K. Chesterton scholar and speaker, Dale Ahlquist is the host of EWTN’s The Apostle of Common Sense. He is the author of G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, Common Sense 101: Lessons from G.K. Chesterton, The Complete Thinker, and All Roads: Roamin’ Catholic Apologetics. Dale is a regular columnist for The Catholic Servant, and his articles have appeared in ChroniclesCrisisCatholic Rural LifeSt. Austin’s Review, Faith and Reason, and Envoy. Dale is also the co-founder of Chesterton Academy based in Minnesota, rated one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the U.S. by The Cardinal Newman Society.

Linda Phillips | Member Services

Linda Phillips is the membership department. She has been calling, emailing and sending postcards for the American Chesterton Society for two years. Her favorite part of the work is when customers renew their memberships. She is a runner and also a first degree black belt, so there is nowhere to run and hide from her.

Linda is a Third Order Carmelite and her favorite book is Conversation with Christ: The Teaching of St. Teresa of Avila about Personal Prayer.


Nancy C. Brown | Social Media Director

Nancy Carpentier Brown does whatever Dale Ahlquist or Richard Aleman tell her to do. She is the producer of the Uncommon Sense Podcast and a contributing editor for GILBERT since 2009. Nancy is also the talented author of  the Father Brown Reader series, A Study Guide for G.K. Chesterton’s St. Francis of Assisi, and How Far Is It to Bethlehem: The Plays and Poetry of Frances Chesterton. She is currently writing The Woman Who Was Chesterton, a biography of Gilbert’s wife, Frances. Nancy also serves as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Chesterton Digital Library project.


Sean P. Dailey | Editor-in-Chief

A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Sean P. Dailey is also a veteran reporter. He worked at the NewsTribune in La Salle, Illinois, where he served as religion page editor, and was a police reporter and education reporter for The State Journal-Register in Springfield. Besides G.K. Chesterton, Sean’s other chief influence is J.R.R. Tolkien. Other favorite books are The Four Men and The Battleground by Hilaire Belloc, Declare by Tim Powers, and Eifelheim by Michael Flynn. His articles have appeared in Crisis, Chronicles, and The Chesterton Review. Editor of GILBERT since 2003, Sean lives with his wife and children in Springfield, Illinois.


Theodore Schluenderfritz | Art Director

Theodore Schluenderfritz is a published illustrator of children’s books. His credits include St. Patrick’s Summer: A Children’s Adventure CatechismTwenty Tales of Irish Saints, An Alphabet Bestiary, The Father Brown Reader I&II, and Stout Hearts & Whizzing Biscuits. Ted also runs The Catholic Illustrator Guild’s website, Ted lives in Colorado with his wife and children.