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]

12 August

Study Gateway debuts fall lineup of new video Bible studies 

Available in over 100 countries and accessible through Online Streaming and the Study Gateway App on Mobile Devices and Smart TVs 

(Nashville, Tenn.) August 10, 2022— Study Gateway, a leading video Bible study streaming service, today revealed its fall 2022 schedule of studies from Harper Christian Resources, the curriculum imprint of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. This inspiring group of bestselling Christian authors, pastors and Bible teachers are debuting more than 50 new videos from eight different study series by Max Lucado, Megan Fate Marshman, John Eldredge, Anne Graham Lotz, Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Lysa TerKeurst, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rabbi Jason Sobel, and Shauna Niequist. 

“We’re honored that the best lineup of authors and Bible teachers from Harper Christian Resources is coming to Study Gateway. These are their most anticipated video studies of the new season.” said John Raymond, v-p and publisher of Harper Christian Resources

Kate Johnson, senior v-p of direct-to-consumer at HarperCollins Christian Publishing added, “We’re thrilled to give people worldwide a sneak peek of Study Gateway’s newest studies. Every subscriber can experience these new releases thirty days before the in-store on-sale date—Study Gateway is only place where people get this early access.” 

Study Gateway’s study streaming subscription service provides unique pricing levels and subscriptions plans starting at just $7.95 per month—all with a seven-day free trial.  

The complete lineup of new video Bible studies making their debut on Study Gateway this fall: 

  • Max Lucado’s Help is Here: Finding Fresh Strength and Purpose in the Power of the Holy Spirit (Aug. 17 release). Watch trailer here
  • Megan Fate Marshman’s John: A Beautiful Word Bible Study (Aug. 31 release). Watch trailer here. 
  • John Eldredge’s Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in these Turbulent Times (Sept. 14 release). Watch trailer here
  • Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright’s Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation (Sept. 21 release). Watch trailer here
  • Sarah Jakes Roberts’ Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life (Sept. 28 release). Watch trailer here
  • Lysa TerKeurst’s Good Boundaries and Goodbyes (Oct. 19 release). Watch trailer here
  • Kathie Lee Gifford and Rabbi Jason Sobel’s The God of the How and When (Nov. 2 release). Learn more here. 
  • Shauna Niequist’s I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet (Nov. 16 release). Learn more here. 

For more information and to view Study Gateway’s expanding list of available studies, visit StudyGateway.com and see the full list of supported devices. 

Study Gateway is the dedicated direct-to-consumer streaming service from HarperCollins Christian Publishing and is the streaming home for video Bible studies produced by Harper Christian Resources. The subscription service offers commercial-free streaming of exclusive original studies, plus a growing library of children’s videos, Christian events and webinars, and other short-form content. 

Media Contact: 

Jaime Guthals 
Senior Director, Marketing 
FaithGateway & StudyGateway 

[email protected]  

15 December

Kate Johnson Appointed to SVP Direct for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus

Will Lead Expansion of the Direct-To-Consumer Business

(Nashville, TN)— Today it was announced that Kate Johnson will be appointed to senior vice president of Direct for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus. Johnson will be responsible for leading the vision and expansion of a comprehensive and cohesive strategy for the direct-to-consumer businesses which operate multiple eCommerce stores, online communities, native apps, and subscription-based platforms. Her first day will be December 21.

Johnson has extensive experience in successfully leading direct businesses across multiple industries. She has had success in audience development and customer retention, social media and influencer marketing, media programming and retailer distribution support, as well as leading cross-functional teams including sales, marketing, brand development, operations, and supply chain.

“Direct connection with our readers is more important now than ever before,” said President and CEO Mark Schoenwald. “This year we have learned that supporting our retail channels and distributors goes hand in hand with knowing our customers more intimately. We have seen a dramatic shift in consumer purchasing habits, and we are competing for their attention in a saturated online world. A broad-based, comprehensive distribution strategy is required to be an effective partner for all our stakeholders.  Kate has a proven track-record of helping companies penetrate through the noise and build sustainable relationships with audiences.”

In a memo to the companies’ employees, Schoenwald explained the organizations needed to expand how they thought about the direct-to-consumer experience in order to accelerate their growth in the market. Johnson, who will be based in the Nashville office, will work closely with parent company HarperCollins Publishers in New York, to solidify a strategic road map that aligns with the corporation’s global strategy. 

In addition to her leadership and work-related experience, Johnson holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College majoring in Economics and Philosophy.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing is home to the world’s leading Christian and inspirational content publishing groups, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. The company operates the world’s largest Christian website, BibleGateway.com in addition to FaithGateway.com, ChurchSource.com, StudyGateway.com, Zondervan Academic Online Courses, and Zondervan Master Lectures. Last month the company announced a new partnership with Urban Ministries Incorporated, one of the nation’s oldest and well-known Christian resource providers to the African American church.

HarperCollins Focus is an expanding general market publishing company, home to Leadership Essentials by HarperCollins Leadership, an online community that offers free resources and for-purchase eCourses dedicated to developing the world’s next best leaders.

About HarperCollins Christian Publishing: The world’s leading Christian publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc., comprises the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the world’s largest Christian website BibleGateway.com, FaithGateway.com and ChurchSource.com.  The Company produces bestselling Bibles, inspirational books, academic resources, curriculum, audio and digital content for the Christian market space. HarperCollins Christian Publishing is headquartered in Nashville, TN with additional offices in Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mexico City, Mexico.  For more information visit www.HarperCollinsChristian.com.  

About HarperCollins Focus: HarperCollins Focus, LLC owns and operates a collection of publishing imprints and online resources that enlighten and empower readers to transform their hearts and minds, connecting through story, advice, mentorship and community. The company is based in Nashville, TN.

Contact:   Casey Harrell  

                 Senior Director, Corporate Communications

                 tel:   615.902.1109

                 web: [email protected]