Doreen Button (nickname Sam) began working as a volunteer for EPM in 2006, helping Randy with Deceptionand 50 Days of Heaven. Her first assignment, after being asked to join the staff in October 2008, was to organize Randy’s notes (several hundred pages!) into what eventually became If God Is Good—Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil. Editing Randy’s books, articles, and the occasional sermon is her main responsibility. Her favorite assignments include trimming word count, compiling Randy’s work to be used in new ways, and choosing appropriate Scripture.
Being blessed with a job that allows her to work from home and to immerse herself in God’s Word, and the writing of godly men like Randy Alcorn, C.H. Spurgeon, A.W. Tozer, C.S. Lewis and others is something Sam is grateful for every workday.
Sam loves fresh air and long walks with her American Bulldog. She is on the board and also on staff with LifeImpact.care, working to keep missionaries and pastors doing what they love by providing places of respite and renewal. Favorite pastimes include One-on-one time with Jesus, reading, all things art, exploring the world near and far, and enjoying her 6 grandchildren. She has three children, including twin sons—the eldest by 20 minutes is a Podiatrist and a Navy Officer. The other twin is an electrical engineer. Her daughter is a pastry chef living in Arizona.