By Terumi Echols and Ann Boyd

Terumi Echols: Leading InterVarsity Press

"The church needs to hear from women in every aspect of life." — Terumi Echols

Join us for this conversation with Terumi Echols, newly-appointed president and publisher of InterVarsity Press, as we discuss her career path, her family life, and her vision for the future of IVP.

Let me invite you into a conversation with Terumi Echols, the newly appointed publisher of InterVarsity Press. We at The Well have a special fondness InterVarsity Press and the books they publish, many of which have been featured on this podcast and so I was especially delighted to talk with Terumi. In our conversation, you’ll hear Terumi’s thoughts as she is poised to take InterVarsity Press into a new season of leadership, and you’ll also hear about her significant professional accomplishments — many of which she managed while raising a family. Hot tip: listen for Terumi’s story about the strategy she had for balancing a full-time job while homeschooling one of her children who needed a little extra help in school. It’s quite a story, and I think you’ll really enjoy getting to know Terumi.​ So have a listen! We're so glad you're here.

— Ann Boyd

You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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Image by Jon Boyd.

About the Author

Terumi Echols is president and publisher of InterVarsity Press (IVP). She joined IVP in December 2017 as director of finance and fulfillment operations. In that role she managed the annual budget and oversaw the finance, accounting, distribution center, customer contact center, general services, and facilities teams.

Before coming to IVP, Echols worked for nearly two decades at Christianity Today International, most recently from 2014 to 2016 as the executive vice president and chief publishing officer, and as executive vice president and publisher from 2012 to 2014. While she was at Christianity Today, Terumi championed new product lines, diversified the list of contributors, and increased revenue.

Terumi graduated from Chadwick University with an MBA, is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, and received a certificate from Yale University School of Management on Publishing Print and Digital Media.

Ann is the Women Scholars and Professionals Podcast host and the interim editor for The Well. She has worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship since 1997, exploring her interests in community, spiritual formation, and writing. Ann has a BM in Music Education from Northwestern University and lives in Chicago, Illinois with one husband, two spunky teenage daughters, and three snuggly cats. You’ll often find Ann baking sweet treats in the kitchen while listening to a podcast or audiobook.

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