Darren Shearer

Founder & CEO

Darren Shearer is the founder and CEO of High Bridge Books & Media, a multimedia agency specializing in publishing and promoting the world-changing ideas of inspiring thought leaders. Its imprint, High Bridge Books, has published more than 115 books since 2013.

Darren is also the director of the Theology of Business Institute, a global think tank dedicated to the exploration and application of God’s will for business. He has authored three books, including Marketing Like Jesus: 25 Strategies to Change the World and The Marketplace Christian: A Practical Guide to Using Your Spiritual Gifts in Business.

A former Captain in the United States Air Force, Darren earned the United States Air Force Commendation Medal for his meritorious service in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He holds a M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA), an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Management from Pace University (New York, NY), and a B.A. in English from Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC).

Darren and his wife, Marie, reside in the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina (Waynesville, NC) and have three young boys.

Sarah Berry

COO and Director of Author Support

Sarah Berry graduated from Texas Tech University in 2014 as the Top-Ranked Graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a B.A. in English with a specialization in Creative Writing and a minor in Theatre/Acting. She is a young adult leader and pianist for the worship band at her church, and she also enjoys spending time on stage, acting, dancing, and delighting audiences of every age.

Cynthia Tucker


Cynthia Tucker is an editor with a passion for God and His Word. She holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies and has been a Bible teacher for more than 20 years. Cynthia is the founder of Route 66 Ministries and the author of the Word Truth Life Chronological Bible series. She has edited numerous Christian and nonfiction works, including working as an editor on the Max Lucado Study Bible and as a senior editor and writer on two books published by Museum of the Bible. In her spare time, she’s likely indulging in old-school music and sitcoms or watching superhero and time travel movies.

Holland Webb


Holland Webb has worked as a full-time writer and editor for more than five years. During that time, he has written for companies such as MailChimp, Carlson Hotels, Virgin Pulse, Terminus, RedVentures, and Wiley. He also ghostwrote a column for Inc and currently writes a column for Influencive. Holland co-hosts a podcast called The Afterword: A Conversation About the Future of Words. In his spare time, Holland works on new project ideas, exercises, and sleeps -- his all-time favorite hobby. He holds degrees from Lee University and Regent University. Holland has two grown sons and lives in South Carolina.

Melissa Steindl

Graphic Design Specialist

Melissa Steindl is Graphic Design Specialist for High Bridge Books & Media. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2010 with a B.A. in Graphic Design. She is the wife of Joshua Steindl and mother of two boys, Preston and Milo. Her hope is to always use her talents and abilities to spread hope and love through Jesus Christ. She is one of the founders of the charity, Hearts of Hope Network, and is a leader in the prayer ministry at her church, Faithbridge, in Houston, TX. She enjoys creativity in all aspects of life including painting, cooking, gardening and storytelling with her children.

Justin Jeffrey

Audio Engineer

Justin Jeffrey is an Audio Engineer for High Bridge Books and Media. After graduating from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in 2014, he worked as an Audio Engineer and editor for podcasts and audio books in the Christian genre. He also began working as a live sound technician at a few Colorado Springs churches until landing at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado in 2017. When he has free time, he enjoys skiing, spending time outdoors, and embracing new opportunities to learn new skills.