Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, speaker, artist
Gay Girl, Good God

Tina Constable
Senior VP and publisher of Currency,
Convergent, WaterBrook & Multnomah, and
Crown Forum Penguin Random House
Gordon Smith, Ph.D.
President, Ambrose University
“Institutional Intelligence”

Chris Horst
Chief Advancement Officer,
HOPE International
“Rooting for Rivals”

Harold Smith
President and CEO,
Christianity Today
Theon Hill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Wheaton College
Dr. Philip Graham Ryken
Wheaton College
Kristen McLean
Executive Director of Business
Development, NPD Book
Gary Chapman
The 5 Love Languages® series
Thomas Umstattd Jr.
CEO of Castle Media Group, Professional Podcaster
Kelly Gallagher
Vice President of Content
Acquisition, Ingram Content Group
Mark Galli
Editor in Chief,
Christianity Today
Michial Miller
Christian Account Specialist,
NPD Book
Harold Myra
Former CEO of
Christianity Today
Greg Squires
President and CEO,
The Parable Group
Matthew Elliott
President of Oasis International
Project Director for the
Africa Study Bible
Cris Doornbos
David C Cook
Joshua Tallent
Director of Sales and Education
Firebrand Technologies
James F. Elwell
Director of International Publishing,
Tyndale House Publishers
Brittyne Lewis
Product Development Director
LSC Publisher Services,
LSC Communications
Dr. Mark Jobe
Moody Bible Institute
Gabe Wicks
VP of Creative Services,
HarperCollins Christian Publishing
John Maust
President, Media Associates International
Jesse Myers
Associate Publisher, Lexham Press (Faithlife)
Timothy Dalrymple
President and CEO-elect,
Christianity Today
David S. Dockery
Trinity International University
Tom Parks
Audio Book Narrator
and Producer

What People Are saying

  • "Excellent speakers… Inspiration off the charts… Enjoyed the group discussion."

    David Morris
    VP and Publisher, HCCP
  • "A perfect balance of encouragement, enrichment, and high-level insights."

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    Director of CBA Sales, Group Publishing, Lifetree Division
  • "The speakers were truly great and the networking opportunities very valuable."

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    Marketing Director, Somersault Group
  • "I've been to a lot of events like this and I rate the Leadership Summit as one of the best. The quality of speakers, networking and thought leadership is second to none."

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    Director of Sales, InterVarsity Press
  • "It had a great focus on our mission as well as thought provoking presentations and helpful information. "

    Jeff Johnson
    President and COO, Tyndale House Publishers
  • "This was the best ECPA event I’ve been to. The connections made and the teachings were invaluable. "

    Cristopher Garrido
    Spanish Publisher, B&H Publishing Group
  • "This is what industry gatherings should be— thoughtful speakers and discussions, networking, encouraging and inspiring and challenging topics that are meaningful to us."

    Barbara Sherrill
    Executive Vice President/Publisher for the McKenzie Group, Harvest House Publishers
  • "Content was valuable and it was great to see industry experts/leaders in dialogue together."

    Doug Lockhart
    Senior Vice President of Bible Marketing and Outreach, HarperCollins Christian Publishing
  • "Leadership Summit was very valuable to me with information I was able to immediately share with my management team. I also met people that I will reach out to in order to help our business grow in the near future."

    Mark Teears
    CEO, New Growth Press
  • "Probably the most productive day and a half that I have spent in a long time. Very well run; great people."

    Brian Allain
    Executive Director, Frederick Buechner Center
  • "I love the concept of Leadership Summit, with its mix of information and inspiration plus networking opportunities."

    Brian Hampton
    Sr. VP & Publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
  • "Leadership Summit is fantastic. The sessions are timely, conversations lively, and takeaways immediate!"

    Randall Payleitner
    Editorial Director, Moody Publishers
  • "Instructive, insightful, educational..."

    La Verne Tolbert
    VP Editorial, Urban Ministries, Inc.
  • "The content is excellent. The opportunities for networking are perfect."

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    VP, LSC Communications
  • "Leadership Summit offers publishing leaders an opportunity to collaborate and stay informed on new processes, trends, and cultural movements."

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    VP of Sales & Distribution, Reformation Trust Publishing
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    VP of Marketing, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
  • "This was an excellent conference. Well organized, excellent schedule, great presenters, missional, business value, execution—all superb."

    Jennifer Lyell
    VP Trade Publishing, LifeWay Christian Resources/B&H Publishing
  • "The ECPA Leadership Summit offered an exceptional program for leaders of Christian publishers—stimulating speakers, a wealth of statistical data, the upbeat annual awards program, and multiple networking opportunities."

    Paul Hendrickson
    General Manager, Hendrickson Publishers
  • "Lots of excellent content, and plenty of good opportunities for connecting with peers. That's what it's all about."

    Sean Harrison
    President, Black Earth Group
  • "As a first time participant, I found the group welcoming and the sessions full of great information."

    Suzanne Wilson-Higgins
    Managing Director/CEO, Lion Hudson
  • "Great content. It's always good to find out what others in the industry are doing."

    Mark Taylor
    Chairman/CEO, Tyndale House Publishers

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