07 October

Katya Covrett named v-p, publisher for Zondervan’s acclaimed academic imprint  

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) October 7, 2022 — Today, Zondervan announced the promotion of Katya Covrett to vice president, publisher for the publishing group’s academic imprint, Zondervan Academic. Covrett, who has been serving the imprint as associate publisher for the past year, will lead the acquisition, editorial development, and overall title strategy moving forward.

Covrett has more than 20 years of editorial experience at Zondervan, specifically focusing on academic, ministry, and reference books. Throughout her tenure, Covrett has been part of the editorial team responsible for works including The Story of God Bible Commentary series edited by Tremper Longman III and Scot McKnight, The New Testament in Its World by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird, and The Mission of God’s People by Christopher J. H. Wright. Her institutional pedigree includes a Bachelor of Arts in English linguistics from Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University, a Master of Theological Studies from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in systematic theology and biblical studies and she is now a PhD candidate in the New Testament at the University of Aberdeen.  

“Katya has already proven herself in all areas of the publishing industry and she is greatly appreciated by her colleagues and the authors she works with,” commented Stan Gundry, senior v-p, Group Publisher, and Zondervan editor-in-chief. “She brings extensive publishing experience, impressive academic credentials, and a passion for her work. I look forward to seeing the ways Zondervan Academic develops under her leadership.”  

Covrett remarked, “I am thankful to the company’s leadership for the recognition of the work I have invested in our academic program over the past twenty years. I feel a deep personal resonance with the mission of Zondervan Academic—to reflect the breadth, both theological and global, of the great Christian tradition and the diversity of the worldwide Body of Christ. In this new role, I look forward to continued partnership with the scholarly community, with my authors and my colleagues to create excellent books in service of the academy and the church worldwide.”  

To learn more about Zondervan Academic, visit www.zondervan.com/zondervanacademic/.  


Zondervan, a worldwide leading Christian publisher of books and Bibles, is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. Its publications include a variety of Bible translations for all ages; books in different genres and subject areas for the general reader; curriculum for individual and group Bible study; books for children and young adults; academic resources including textbooks and reference books; ministry resources; and books on faith and culture. Zondervan is based in Grand Rapids, MI. For more information, visit www.zondervan.com.

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