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New Editorial Director Appointed for Herald Press Books


Amy Gingerich


Mennonite Publishing Network/Mennonite Church Canada joint release
June 19, 2009
- by John Longhurst

Amy Gingerich Passionate About Future of the Mennonite Church, Role of Herald Press in Promoting Anabaptism to Wider Church

WATERLOO, Ont. and SCOTTDALE, Pa. - Amy Gingerich, a member of the Summit Mennonite Church in Barberton, Ohio, has been appointed to the newly created position of Herald Press editorial director at Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN).

“I am very excited about the work of Herald Press, and its mission of addressing issues important to Mennonites and other Christians today,” says Gingerich, presently working as managing editor of Gather ’Round, a Christian education curriculum for children, youth and adults published cooperatively by MPN and Brethren Press.

“At a time when many people are interested in Anabaptist ideas, I believe Herald Press can be the voice of Anabaptism to the broader church.”

At the same time, Gingerich is “passionate about the future of the Mennonite church. I look forward to collaborating with Mennonite agencies and authors on books that will shape our understandings of what it means to be followers of Jesus.”

“We are excited to have Amy join us,” says MPN executive director Ron Rempel. “Her passion and skills will help us to build on the strong foundation of Herald Press, and grow in new directions so we can better serve the church and its witness in the world.”

Prior to her work with Gather ’Round, Gingerich worked as a reporter, section editor, copy editor, columnist and page designer from 1998 to 2004 for the South Bend, Ind. Tribune and the Vacaville, Calif. Reporter.

In addition to teaching Sunday school and being part of the worship and nurture committee at her church, Gingerich is a member of the planning committee for the 2009 MC USA Assembly. 

Gingerich has a Master of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkley, Calif., and a B.A. in communication and Bible-religion from Goshen College. She also studied at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN) is the publishing agency of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. It provides materials that equip the church to experience and share the gospel from an Anabaptist perspective.

MPN Resources are available in the Resource Centre