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Meet the Team

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Seth Mela

Seth was born in Lakeland, Florida and earned his BA in English Literature from the University of South Florida. Being raised in a variety of church environments, Seth accepted Jesus as his Savior in January of 1986. Seth and his wife, Kris, married in July of 2000 and have a daughter, Madison. With his curiosity of how money and investment worked, Seth began a career in the financial field and eventually opened his own business, which included a half-hour weekly financial talk radio program. Through this, God began calling Seth into radio, his true talent and passion. As a result, in 2006, Seth sold his business and went into radio full time. God has lead Seth and his family to Wisconsin, Virginia, and now to the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois in a journey that has built his faith and strengthened Seth’s desire to serve God.

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Deb Gustafson

Deb currently serves as fullā€time producer and cohost of Moody Radio’s Mornings with Seth and Deb. She has served in various roles at Moody Radio since joining the team shortly after graduating from Wheaton College in 1983. She is an active member of her local church, and Ephesians 3:16–19 is her daily inspirational verse. After 39 years of marriage to her husband Charly, Deb was widowed in 2023. She has three grown children.

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Seth Champney

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Seth and Deb Mornings

Seth and Deb Mornings

Begin each day with Mornings with Seth and Deb, a live and local radio broadcast designed to get you going in the right direction. Heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m., hosts Seth Mela and Deb Gustafson will encourage you with Scripture, spark thoughtful conversation on current topics and challenge you to live today for Jesus Christ.