Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Christian Editors Association and its four divisions are committed to serving Christian editors. Become a member of The Christian PEN and Christian Editor Connection, attend our annual editors’ conference called PENCON, and take online courses to improve your skills through The PEN Institute. CEA also sponsors the Editors’ Choice Award. 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 Editors Association (CEA)
CEA Owner/Manager – Kathy Ide
CEA 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
Prayer Advocate – Jessica Crooks



The PEN Institute (TPI)
TPI Director – Susan K. Stewart
TPI Assistant – Claire Tucker



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



Editors’ Choice Award (ECA)
ECA Director – Mel Hughes