Our Daily Bread (ODB), the publishing arm of the non-denominational Christian nonprofit Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODBM), has added two new editors to its staff. Katara Patton, previously a writer for the monthly and quarterly Our Daily Bread Devotional booklets, has been promoted to senior editor. Patton, who will continue to write for the devotional, will be responsible for acquisition and developmental editing while working with agents, authors, and ODBM cross-functional teams. She will work alongside Joyce Dinkins, ODB's executive editor and leader of the Voices Collection, which focuses on books and other resources by Black content creators.
In additionm Joel Armstrong, previously associate editor at Kregel, has been named content editor and product developer at ODB. He is tasked with creating original content and editing a wide list of authors.
The staff expansion is part of ODB’s strategy to “create books that inspire a multitude of audiences to nurture their faith,” Chriscynethia Floyd, v-p and publisher of ODB, said in a statement. “Katara and Joel each bring a unique set of skills and qualities that will support our mission as a ministry,” she adds.
ODB currently publishes around 40 books per year, but Floyd plans on increasing output "as we grow our business with retailers and direct customers."