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Publishing veteran Chriscynethia Floyd joins Our Daily Bread Ministries

Floyd Serves as Vice President and Publisher, U.S.

Grand Rapids, Mich. (November 5, 2020) — Our Daily Bread Ministries, the global producer of multimedia Christian resources, announces publishing executive of more than 20 years Chriscynethia Floyd as the new vice president and publisher.

Floyd will be assuming the duties held by Ken Petersen. Based out of Colorado Springs, Petersen will be pursuing freelance writing, editing, and consulting. Floyd’s role is overseeing all U.S. publishing including trade books, children’s books, gifts, video series, devotionals, Bible studies, and more.

Most recently Floyd served as vice president deputy publisher at Simon and Schuster and vice president of sales and marketing at David C. Cook. In addition, Floyd has held leadership roles at HarperCollins Christian Publishing as senior director of sales and then vice president of marketing (based in Grand Rapids), and Barnes & Noble as the national book buyer. Floyd, who has returned to Grand Rapids, previously collaborated with top inspirational voices including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rick Warren, Kirk Cousins, Ben Carson, and Sally Lloyd-Jones.

“We are beyond grateful for Ken’s dedication to our ministry and wish him the very best,” said Rick DeHaan, president of Our Daily Bread Ministries. “Chriscynethia’s vast experience in Christian and secular publishing – with leadership roles across editorial, sales, and marketing – brings a wealth of expertise to our partners. Our internal teams and gracious supporters will benefit from her success in launching New York Times bestsellers and understanding our market’s ever-changing needs. Her passion for Christ and commitment to spreading God’s Word is evident in her work ethic, influential relationships and creativity.”

“God has graciously given me the responsibility of leading a tremendously talented team,” said Floyd. “My commitment is to meet the needs of our growing and diverse readers and supporters through delivering the highest quality of content in our changing market. I look forward to helping build, support, and inspire our editors, authors, and readers.”

Our Daily Bread Ministries is a global ministry with staff and volunteers in 38 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. With 3.5 million Facebook followers, the ministry recently launched the God Hears Her and Where Ya From? podcasts, in addition to a YouTube Channel which received more than 100,000 subscribers in the first year. For more than 75 years, the ministry’s purpose has remained the same: to reach people with the life-changing wisdom of the Bible through podcasts, books, websites, print and more. For additional information, please visit