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Zondervan CEO Leaving Christian Publisher

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (RNS) Zondervan CEO Maureen “Moe” Girkins will step down March 11, the Grand Rapids-area publisher has announced.
A search for a new CEO will begin immediately, according to a statement released by the company.
The company declined to comment on the reason for Girkins’ departure, which was announced last Thursday (Feb. 17).
In the interim, she will be replaced by Scott Macdonald, general manager of The City, Zondervan-owned integrated software platform for church communities.
“Macdonald will work closely with Zondervan’s leadership team, which combined has more than 100 years of experience with the company,” Zondervan said in a statement.
Macdonald is described as a veteran in Christian retailing. He previously served as president of Insight Retail Group, a franchisor of Christian stores with 35 sites. MacDonald has developed growth strategies and increased profitability at multiple companies, according to the statement.
Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, produces Bibles, including the best-selling NIV Bible translation, books and new media products as well as children’s products from its Zonderkidz group.
(Shandra Martinez writes for The Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Mich.)

  • nnmns

    I’m just curious. Do the presses glow or anything when they’re printing bibles? If they were as holy as all that it seems like there should be a SIGN.

  • cknuck

    not your funniest nnmns; a little twisted as a matter of fact.

  • nnmns

    Why should it be funny? The Bible (KJ version? Catholic version?) is supposed by some to be the inspired word of “God” so one might reasonably expect some supernatural manifestation around its production. One way a god might show it exists would be to have some little but obvious thing happen every time its holy book is handled. Every time, no room in the book for batteries, not a special run but every single correct copy.
    I’m just saying there are so many ways an existing god of any real godly power could make clear it exists and no god is doing any of them. That makes my atheist position really strong.

  • cknuck

    nnmns you are so reprehensible, and full of contempt towards God and anyone who follows Him, if you were aware of the poison you spew you could hardly expect God to preform parlor trick for your assurance or amusement.

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