This week, some of our team has had the privilege of attending the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Catalyst is a fantastic place to be inspired by some of the brightest minds in leadership and innovation in the Christian world. This year, the theme has been centered around the idea of change and at New Hope we are undergoing a bit of change.
Andrea Mullins, Publisher at New Hope and Director at WorldCrafts for more than ten years, retired this past week. We are so grateful for the foundation she has laid and the faithful leadership she has provided to us. She continues to partner with us in prayer and we with her in this new season of retirement.
We are thrilled to welcome Judy Patterson as our new Publisher at New Hope. She brings with her a rich knowledge and insight about business practices. Judy has been involved with New Hope the past several years handling contracts, royalties and the financials as the Controller for Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU®). She also takes over the role of Director of WorldCraftsSM. WorldCrafts develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world. She has an intimate and passionate knowledge of the mission of both New Hope and WorldCrafts. Both New Hope and WorldCrafts are divisions of WMU.
Not only does Judy bring business expertise with her, she brings a heart and a love for what God is doing through New Hope. The mission of New Hope to develop individual and church resources that compel the reader to a greater walk in faith remains unchanged. New Hope is committed to produce books that are gospel-centered and missions-driven.
I know there are bright days ahead for New Hope. There are numerous exciting projects in the pipeline that we are so excited to bring to you in the coming days, weeks and months. A redesigned NewHopeDigital.com, fantastic missional Bible studies and new fiction titles to inspire you in your faith are just a few of the big things planned for the coming seasons. We, as a team, look forward to working with some of the best authors to advance the Kingdom through the resources that leave our building.
Please pray for these new transitions and for Judy, who is stepping into her new role. We are confident in the work the Lord has set before us and are resolved to innovate ways to get the best content into your hands in this rapidly evolving world.
Thank you for parterning with us. Check out NewHopeDigital.com for the latest releases, articles, resources and deals. You can also download our app (available on iOS and Android devices) to get our content on the go.
Stay tuned and God bless!
Acquisitions and Digital Editor