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A New Story
A Campaign for the Third Century of Presbyterian Publishing

Stories. They are what connect us. They are what teach us about the world, about the faith we share, and about each other.

 

For nearly 200 years, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) and its predecessors have told stories. These stories shaped the landscape of biblical studies, theology, preaching, and ethics; taught the ways of discipleship; and showed us better ways to be human together.

 

As we near this anniversary, it is time to prepare the organization for the stories and storytellers that the future will require. Stories will need to be told in new formats, with multimedia and distance learning options for church school curriculum. They will need to help us understand how our faith fits in the changing world around us. They will need to be told by a wider array of voices, and show children the diversity of God’s Creation. They will need to continue the intellectual rigor that has been the hallmark of the Press. And they will need to further the Presbyterian commitment to justice for all God’s people.

 

As we approach the beginning of our third century of service, we are seeking $3 million to strengthen our ability to meet these needs by publishing the best in rigorous religious scholarship; prophetic calls for racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ justice; and curriculum and books for new generations of God’s children.

 

Your support will allow us to:

  • expand our commitment to diversity and equity in who we are, how we operate, and who and what we publish

  • create internships to teach publishing as a ministry

  • adapt our curriculum for new ways of learning

  • expand our publishing of books to help the youngest among us learn God’s love for them

  • expand the influence of our academic and preaching resources for the next generations of preachers, scholars, and students

  • give back to the denomination and its pastors and congregations

 

Help us equip the next generation of preachers, scholars, students, teachers, laypeople, and children in the PC(USA), the mainline church, and beyond.

 

Help us tell these new stories.

 

 

PPC's Impact

PPC’s impact on the church, academy, and society go beyond just the books it publishes. In recent years PPC has:

  • donated thousands of textbooks to seminaries around the world

  • donated hymnals to churches that suffered damage from fires, floods, or hurricanes

  • donated free resources to all newly ordained PC(USA) clergy

  • donated academic and preaching resources to students at Simmons College, Kentucky’s oldest HBCU (Historically Black College and University)

  • provided free resources and training to churches and educators as they adapted to distance learning during the pandemic

  • offered free resources to congregations to help with discussions of racism and white supremacy.

  • provided paid internships to seminary students of color to learn publishing as a career and ministry

  • been awarded numerous prizes for our publishing, including the Goddard Riverside/Childrens Book Council Social Justice Award, the Publisher of the Year and Book of the Year from the Association of Theological Booksellers, and Reference Book of the Year from the Association of Parish Clergy

  • had our books and authors recognized by The New York Times, the Washington Post, Good Morning America, Christian Century, Christianity Today, Publishers Weekly, the New York Post, Library Journal, and numerous other news, religion, and publishing media.

 

A New Chapter

PPC is a non-profit, registered 501(c)3 organization. Since our inception we have been self-funded, supporting ourselves with the sales of our resources without receiving mission funding. We even funded the nearly $4 million development of the Glory to God hymnal with our own funds. We understand that asking for donations while we continue to sell products may seem unusual. But the fact is that, for more than a decade, the sales of resources has barely covered our operating expenses each year. As we look toward our next century of service we recognize the need for additional resources to achieve our goals. Now, for the first time, we are asking for your help to strengthen our mission through philanthropy as well as through revenue.

 

In order to grow the Press in new and exciting directions, we need your help. Please consider a gift to help us tell new stories well into our next century.

Campaign Leadership

Honorary Chairs

Rev. John Buchanan

Chicago, IL

 

Rev. Deborah Block

Milwaukee, WI

 

Rev. Dr. Brian Blount

Richmond, VA

 

 

Campaign Chairs

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell

Louisville, KY

 

Lloyd Culbertson

Lake Forest, IL

 

 

Campaign Leadership Committee

Samuel Evans

Chicago, IL

 

Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

Los Angeles, CA

 

Rebecca Davis

Silver Springs, MD

 

Rev. Michael Waschevski

Fort Worth, TX

 

 

PPC Board of Directors

Rev. Rosanna Anderson

Fishers Island, NY

 

Elizabeth Boehmler

New York, NY

 

Rev. Dr. Angela Cowser

Louisville, KY

 

Lloyd Culbertson

Lake Forest, IL

 

Rebecca Davis

Silver Spring, MD

 

Rev. Dr. David Esterline

Pittsburgh, PA

 

Rev. Cathy Hoop

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

Rev. Yena Hwang

Falls Church, VA

 

Joanna Sunghee Kim

Irving, TX

 

Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick

Bryn Mawr, PA

 

David Maltby

Brooklyn, NY

 

Dr. Safwat Marzouk

Glen Allen, VA

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation Executive Staff

David Dobson

President and Publisher

 

Monty Anderson

Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

 

Rev. Dr. Bridgett Green

Vice President of Publishing and Editorial Director

 

Alicia Samuels

Vice President of eCommerce and Marketing 

 

Rev. David Maxwell

Vice President of Curriculum Resources

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