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Mina Grier, Longtime Publishing Official, Retires

Date 04 May 1996 19:51:40


95443      Mina Grier, Longtime Publishing Official, Retires 
                         by Julian Shipp 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Mina Grier, Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) 
director of curriculum publishing and an icon in denominational publishing 
circles, will retire Dec. 31. 
     "It's been a wonderful experience," Grier said. "I have just loved 
     Grier worked as sales manager and marketing director at the former 
Westminster Press in Philadelphia from 1985 to 1989. Before that, she was 
manager of  the former Presbyterian Church in the United States Bookstore 
in Atlanta from 1980 to 1985. 
     The Westminster and John Knox Presses began joint publication in 
Philadelphia in 1988, then moved to Louisville in 1989, where they merged 
facilities, following on the heels of Presbyterian reunion in 1983. 
     Grier moved to Louisville in 1989 and became director of marketing and 
sales for Westminster John Knox Press. PPC, which previously was known as 
Presbyterian Publishing House, was established Jan. 1, 1994, as an 
independent organization of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Grier was 
named PPC's curriculum publishing director in September of 1994. 
     "We're going to miss her," said Annie McClure, PPC's publicity 
director for Westminster John Knox Press. "We're going to lose a big piece 
of our publishing history with Mina gone." 
     During the Nov. 17-18 PPC board meeting in Louisville, Ky., Doug 
Deatz, PPC vice president and corporate treasurer, was introduced as the 
person who will oversee PPC's curriculum publishing. 
     Deatz's new position, which becomes effective by Jan. 1, 1996, will be 
PPC vice president for curriculum and denominational operations. According 
to PPC officials, Deatz will focus on curriculum publishing and 
distribution of other PPC denominationally related resources. 
     In addition to Westminster John Knox Press, PPC's imprints and product 
lines currently include Geneva Press, Presbyterian Publishing House, and 
Presbyterian and Reformed Educational Ministries. 

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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