New Committee Named to Step Up ECPA Diversity Efforts

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association has added a new standing committee to “direct, evaluate and advise” on crucial topics and initiatives for ECPA members “to enhance their publishing missions through diversity and inclusion,” according to a press announcement Monday. The committee, which begins meeting May 3 during the ECPA Virtual Leadership Summit, will be chaired by board member Tina Constable, executive v-p and publisher for WaterBrook and Multnomah.

Other members are: Peter Cerra, president of SEPA (Spanish Evangelical Publishers Association) and senior director of sales and marketing for Editorial Portavoz (Kregel); Jevon Bolden, author and CEO of the literary agency Embolden Media Group, as well as founder of Christian Publishing Professionals of Color; Joyce Dinkins, an executive editor at Our Daily Bread Ministries; Ed Gilbreath, founding editor of, and v-p of strategic partnerships at Christianity Today; and Maila Kim, marketing manager at InterVarsity Press.

Tyndale House Publishers Completes Acquisition of Hendrickson Publishing Group

Tyndale House Publishers has acquired Hendrickson Publishing Group. “Their catalog of products and expertise in the academic sphere will be a perfect complement to Tyndale’s efforts in meeting the needs of readers seeking sound biblical content for reference and study,” said Jeff Johnson, president and COO of Tyndale House.

The Hendrickson Publishing Group, including its Rose Publishing imprints, will continue to operate autonomously from their current locations but will work under a united mission with Tyndale. Ray Hendrickson, president and CEO of Christianbook, said the companies share similar values and Paul Hendrickson, general manager of the Hendrickson Publishing Group, called the move “a privilege for our imprints and staff to strategically collaborate as part of the Tyndale House team.”