Meet the team

Meet the team

CEN and its four divisions are committed to serving Christian editors. Become a member of The Christian PEN and the Christian Editor Connection, attend our annual editors’ conference called PENCON, and take online courses to improve your skills through The PEN Institute. Everything we do is out of our passion to equip, empower, and encourage editors in the Christian market. Join our community of like-minded professionals.



Christian Editor Network (CEN)
CEN Owner/Manager – Kathy Ide
CEN Assistant Director – Becky Antkowiak


The Christian PEN (PEN)
PEN Director – Jayna Baas
PEN Prayer Loop Coordinator – Pam Lagomarsino
PEN Blog Coordinator – Valerie Riese



PENCON Director – Denise Loock
PENCON Assistant – Cristel Phelps
Attendee Coordinator – Bebe Dodd
Virtual Platform Coordinator – Kim Autrey
Social Media Coordinator – TBD
Prayer Advocate – Jessica Crooks



The PEN Institute (TPI)
TPI Director – Stephany Araujo
TPI Assistant – Claire Tucker



Christian Editor Connection (CEC)
CEC Director – Christy Distler
CEC Assistant – Paul Conant
Intake Coordinator – Linda Harris

Editors Choice Award (ECA) – Director – Mel Hughes