November 2004,David Maxwell to Join PPC as Geneva Press Editor
...Maxwell to Join Presbyterian Publishing
as Geneva Press Editor
(Louisville, KY, November 5, 2004), The Rev. David L. Maxwell
will join the staff of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
(PPC) as Geneva Press editor, effective January 1, 2005, announced PPC
Vice President and Editorial Director Jack Keller today.In this position, Maxwell
will have special responsibility for the development of print and electronic resources for clergy, leaders, and laity in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and in broader ecumenical appeal.
brings a multitude of gifts to PPC
that make him particularly well suited to lead the portion of our publishing program that serves Presbyterian congregations and congregational leaders," said Keller."His
international interests and experience bring an additional dimension to Geneva Press
, which publishes resources for all segments of the Presbyterian and larger church community, including Korean Americans and Hispanic Americans, whose churches and membership rank among our fastest growing segments.In addition, David
has worked closely with us in developing our 'Books without Borders' benevolence program, which provides free reference works to religious libraries in developing countries around the world."Since 1998, Maxwell has served the PC(USA) as Coordinator of Global Education and International Leadership Development for the Worldwide Ministries Division of the General Assembly Council of the PC(USA).Prior to that, he served for two years in the Church's Mission Service Recruitment Office, and earlier in mission service as an educator in Chile for five years.Maxwell is fluent in Spanish and has worked as a street minister to Latin American refugees in New York, organizing English language courses and performing marriages, baptisms, and memorial services.He is a member of the Mid-Kentucky Presbytery Council and holds a master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, where he graduated with honors."The main attraction about being the new Geneva Press editor is that it fits my call in ministry-to equip the saints to provide the best ministry they can in their individual contexts," said Maxwell.