Athena Dean

Athena Dean

Athena Dean is a publisher, speaker, author, pastor’s wife and former radio host. For the last 30+ years, she has worked in the book business, spearheading the independent publishing movement in the Christian market. In 2014 Athena cofounded Redemption Press to fill an author-centered niche in publishing. Her heart is to help authors find creative ways to reach readers. Last year that included the Women of Joy Tour, and this year is looking even more exciting! This year, Redemption Press introduced a new imprint, Romans 8:28 Books, to launch Planned from the Start: A Healing Devotional as a companion product to the Unplanned film coming to theatres Spring, 2019.

She is a past-president of Northwest Christian Writers, a member of Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA), Advanced Writer & Speaker Association (AWSA), and former host of a weekly radio program, “Always Faithful.” Her memoir, Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God (Redemption Press, 2017) has been nationally acclaimed for its ability to resonate and inspire. In 2014 she married Ross Holtz, founding pastor of The Summit, an Evangelical Free Church in Enumclaw, Washington. Athena and her husband enjoy their grandchildren, and time spent on Puget Sound waters on their sailboat, and make their home in Enumclaw, WA.

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