Convergent Books publishes exceptional non-fiction that informs, inspires, and illuminates while helping readers and communities thrive through a faith perspective. Notable books include Accidental Saints by New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber, Tough as They Come by Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, and God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines. Forthcoming authors include Kenneth L. Woodward, Mike McHargue, Brian McLaren, Joan Chittister, and Tom Krattenmaker. Convergent Books is also the home to many of Madeline L’Engle’s non-fiction, and classic works from Henri Nouwen with new titles coming in 2016 and 2017.
TINA CONSTABLE is Senior Vice President and Publisher of Crown Business, Crown Forum, WaterBrook Press, Multnomah Books and Convergent Books. She has been with the company for twenty eight years in a variety of roles. As Publisher, she has directed the publication of numerous bestselling books and authors including: Decision Points by President George W. Bush, Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Lean Start-Up by Eric Ries, American Grown by First Lady Michelle Obama, Extraordinary, Ordinary People by Condoleezza Rice, Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling, Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan, and the upcoming book Accidental Saints by Nadia Bolz-Weber.
DAVID KOPP, VP/Executive Editor of Convergent Books, has been active in religious publishing for over 25 years—as a magazine editor, writing collaborator, editor and author. With Bruce Wilkinson, David wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller The Prayer of Jabez and twelve other Wilkinson titles. He has acquired and edited such bestselling authors as David Platt, Alex and Brett Harris, Mark Batterson, Shaunti Feldhahn, Nadia Bolz-Weber, James Dobson, Brian McLaren and Philip Gulley. His periodical work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Oregonian, and on Beliefnet. He is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism.
CAMPBELL WHARTON is Associate Publisher for Crown Business, Crown Forum and Convergent Books. He has been at Penguin Random House for fourteen years. Campbell’s background and expertise across marketing, sales and publicity, has led to over 100 New York Times bestsellers that he has spearheaded across multiple categories. Over his career, Campbell has worked with notable authors such as Carol Burnett, Peter Thiel, Madeline Albright, Dick Van Dyke, Ted Sorensen, Ron Suskind, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Charles Koch, Cynthia Lennon, Martha Stewart, Max Brooks, Barbara Sinatra, Ruth Rendell, and many others. At Convergent, Campbell works very closely with the editorial team and publisher on formulating its direction, and simultaneously leads the marketing and publicity strategy for the imprint.
GARY JANSEN is senior editor at Convergent Books and has been at Penguin Random House for over twenty years. He edited New York Times bestsellers from Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Deepak Chopra, Michael Singer, Kenneth L. Woodward, and others. He works closely with the estates of Henri Nouwen, Anthony De Mello, and Madeleine L’Engle. He is the author of four books including the bestselling memoir, Holy Ghosts (Tarcher/Penguin). A popular lecturer and commentator, Jansen has appeared on A&E, the Sundance Channel, the Travel Channel, Coast to Coast AM, and NPR. He has been interviewed by CNN, National Review and America magazine and his writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches, and USA Today. He is currently working on the forthcoming book A Supernatural History of the World (Tarcher/Penguin).
DEREK REED is associate editor at Convergent Books, Crown Forum, and Crown Business and joined Penguin Random House in 2012. Derek has worked on a wide range of nonfiction books and was instrumental in helping edit Charles Krauthammer’s Things That Matter, Arianna Huffington’s Thrive, and Peter Thiel’s Zero To One. As an editor, he looks for books that tackle big questions, timely ideas, and stories in politics, business, economics, culture, and religion.
JESSICA BROWN joined Convergent Books as a publicist and marketer in 2015. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.A in broadcast journalism. She previously worked at TNA Entertainment in Nashville, as a publicist where she handled all publicity matters for their weekly programming on Spike TV as well as other live events that were held across the country. She also served as a publicist for Howard Books starting her career in the world of publishing.