Meet Your Southern Cross Team
Bishop-elect Stephen D. Parkes is the publisher of the Southern Cross. You will learn more about him in our next issue.
Jill Parks (no relation to the bishop) is the Communications project manager. Her background is in multimedia content creation and communications, and she has over 25 years of experience in graphic and web design, technical writing and information management. She has led design and development teams, taught design labs for engineers, and co-founded two graduate-level elective courses on sensors, perception and information design for the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Discalced Carmelite Secular and a believer in the transformative power of goodness, truth, and beauty.
Donnell Suggs has been a staff reporter for the Southern Cross since March 2020. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Donnell began a sports writing career in Atlanta nearly two decades ago and has since written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, ESPN’s The Undefeated, the Houston Home Journal, the Eatonton Messenger, Lake Oconee News, the Newnan Times-Herald, the Atlanta Daily World, the Atlanta Voice, the Savannah Morning News and Do Savannah. A father and husband, he is a cradle Catholic and very sad Mets and Jets fan.
Father Pablo Migone is the Chancellor of the Diocese of Savannah. He is a regular columnist, posts a blog called Labyrinthine Mind, and posts and manages the diocesan Facebook page.
Michael Johnson began his 30+ year career in journalism and communications working for Manhattan Publishing Company as a production manager, U.&S. and World publications as V.P. of Sales and Marketing. Following that as editor/reporter/photographer/graphic artist and occasional pressman – basically chief cook and bottle washer at Hometown publications producing two monthly magazines with a combined distribution of 48,000 homes. His wife, a highly educated nurse, and brains of the family, was recruited to her dream job in Savannah. He tagged along and soon found himself as the assistant to the editor, then assistant editor and in 2010 he was appointed as editor. He said, “This is the best environment I have ever worked in and the mission – spreading the Faith and strengthening the community – is the most rewarding work I have ever done.”