18 November

Beth Murphy named v-p of marketing for ChurchSource and Harper Christian Resources

(Grand Rapids, Mich.) November 18, 2022 — Today, HarperCollins
Christian Publishing announced the promotion of Beth Murphy to VP
of marketing for ChurchSource and Harper Christian Resources.
Murphy joined the company 19 years ago and, throughout her tenure,
she has been on a path of excellence in her career. She began as a
sales administrator before moving into a role working with critical
accounts like Wal-Mart, Munce, and Parable. In 2011, she began
managing the ChurchSource direct marketing and promotional brand,
which she has expanded into one of the leading direct to consumer businesses for the company. Murphy has also led all-channel marketing and church sales for very successful campaign brands like The Story and Believe. As senior director of marketing in 2016, Murphy expanded her marketing oversight into the curriculum division, Harper Christian Resources.

“Beth has been an integral part of the company’s marketing and sales strategy for nearly 20
years,” commented Kate Johnson, SVP of Direct. “Throughout her time at HCCP, she has
continually gone above and beyond and stepped into challenging roles with great success.”

As VP, Murphy will continue to be responsible for leading and growing the ChurchSource
business, marketing strategy for Harper Christian Resources and helping deliver revenue growth
through the Direct division.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing
The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. comprises the
Thomas Nelson, Zondervan and HarperChristian Resources publishing groups and imprint,
BibleGateway.com, FaithGateway.com, StudyGateway.com and ChurchSource.com. The
Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum,
audio and digital content for the Christian market space. Bible Gateway is the world’s largest
Christian website with more than 20 million unique visitors each month. HarperCollins Christian
Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. with additional offices in the U.S. and Mexico.
For more information, visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.

To learn more about Harper Christian Resources, visit HarperChristianResources.com

Contact: Casey Harrell
Vice President, Corporate Communications
[email protected]

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.

Media Contact:

Casey Harrell

Vice President, Corporate Communications 

[email protected]