Baker Publishing Group announces that Gary Johnson and Carol Johnson have stepped aside from their respective roles as President and VP/Editorial, Fiction at Bethany House Publishers as of February 29, 2008 after decades of productive leadership. They will continue on a part-time basis focusing on acquisitions and special projects.
Jim Parrish has been named executive VP and director of Bethany House Publishers effective March 1. With a background in Christian retail, Parrish has worked in various management roles within the company since 1984, including most recently VP and director of administration.
Also on March 1, David Horton became VP/editorial, fiction. Horton joined Bethany’s editorial team in 1998 following stints at Tyndale House, Scripture Press, and Cook Communications. Horton currently serves as Editorial Director, Fiction.