Christian Retailing

Ingram hires vice president of retail Print Email
Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 18 February 2016 02:21 PM America/New_York

DonaldRosemanIngram Content Group has announced the addition of Donald Roseman as vice president of retail, a newly created position at the company.

Roseman will focus on Ingram’s overall retail business, including national accounts, clubs, field sales, consumer direct fulfillment and Ingram International.

David C Cook promotes DeVries to publisher Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 15 February 2016 03:23 PM America/New_York

CatherineDeVries-webDavid C Cook announced Friday that children’s publishing veteran Catherine DeVries has been promoted to publisher of children’s resources. Formerly associate publisher and brand manager for the "Action Bible" line, DeVries is now publisher of Tru, Bible-in-Life (children), Echoes, Scripture Press, the "Action Bible Collection" and all children’s books.

DeVries is a children’s author herself, having written over 20 books for children, including the best-selling Adventure Bible Storybook. A graduate of Calvin College, DeVries has garnered considerable critical acclaim, including three Retailer’s Choice Awards (now Christian Retailing's Best) and a Gold Medallion from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Charisma House names new sales director Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:34 AM America/New_York

ken-peckettCharisma House announced Wednesday the addition of a Christian publishing industry veteran to its team. Ken Peckett will now serve as director of CBA and international sales.

Effective immediately, Peckett will head day-to-day sales operations of CBA and international channels, aiming to achieve divisional objectives for Charisma House. Peckett was the director of sales and marketing for 10 years at Influence Resources/My Healthy Church, the publishing and distribution arm of the Assemblies of God (AG). He led the reintroduction of Gospel Publishing House (GPH) and AG materials into trade and international markets, supported the launch of My Healthy Church and Influence Resources, and developed strategic partnerships with publishers, denominations and distributors to help bring Spirit-empowered resources to the local church.

Matthew Lockhart joins David C Cook Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 08 February 2016 12:12 PM America/New_York

DavidCCook-webDavid C Cook announced that Christian publishing veteran Matthew Lockhart was hired Feb. 1 as publisher of the Standard Lesson Commentary, Bible-in-Life curriculum and adult trade book resources.

Lockhart has over 20 years of experience in the industry, specializing in developing resources for the church and its leaders. He has served in a variety of roles at Serendipity House, Group Publishing and, most recently, Standard Publishing as vice president, general manager and publisher.

Joe Allison retires from Warner Press Print Email
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Monday, 01 February 2016 01:51 PM America/New_York

Warner-Press-logoWarner Press announced Friday that Rev. Joe Allison is retiring from his position as editorial director, discipleship resources and curriculum. He was responsible for overseeing the editorial development of curriculum, periodicals and discipleship resources.

Allison is retiring from a career of nearly 45 years in spent Christian publishing. He was first hired by Warner Press in 1971 and later worked for Thomas Nelson Publishers, Zondervan Publishing House and Evangel Publishing House. In 2004, he went back to Anderson, Indiana, to become the publishing and creative services coordinator for Church of God Ministries, where he coordinated the publishing ministry of Church of God Ministries. Allison returned to Warner Press in 2014.