PCPA board convenes its annual meeting at ABHMS headquarters
VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/9/2023)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) hosted the Board of Directors and Heads of Houses of the Protestant Church-Owned Publishing Association (PCPA) October 26-27 at the Leadership and Mission Building in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, for the PCPA’s annual meeting. Judson Press, ABHMS’ publishing ministry, was represented at the event by the publisher, the Rev. Dr. Cheryl Price.
PCPA is a professional association for the official publishing organizations of Protestant denominations as well as nonprofit publishers who serve Protestant ministries and individuals but in a non-official capacity. Other Christian and ecumenical publishers are also members. PCPA’s Board of Directors and Heads of Houses meets twice per year.
Price commented that PCPA “provides collegiality and partnership and collaboration opportunities for Christian publishers. It’s a professional environment, but also a community.” During the meeting, Price was elected PCPA treasurer for 2024-2026.
The annual meeting offered attendees the opportunity to share insights and questions on a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, international sales and audiobooks. Other areas of discussion included racism and how to build diversity, equity and inclusion strengths within PCPA.
PCPA Executive Director Beth Lewis praised this year’s meeting for its productivity and congenial atmosphere, saying that “the tone of comfort and welcome was set from the moment we entered your front door hearing the cheerful greeting ‘welcome home!’ We spent two days catching up with colleagues from across Christian publishing from coast to coast and in both the USA and Canada.”
Lewis added, “We laughed, ate amazing food, and generally felt spoiled by the gracious hospitality of every ABHMS staff person we met along the way.”
PCPA’s annual conference will take place on April 16-17, 2024, in St. Louis.
For more information about the Judson Press, visit judsonpress.com.
American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.