Johnson University Florida and Urban Loft Publishers

The July issue of Christian Standard includes an article featuring Urban Loft Publishers, a publishing house focusing on ideas, topics, themes, and conversations at the intersection of urban studies, theology, and missiology. Stephen Burris, Mark Krause, and Johnson University’s own Dr. Kendi Howells Douglas comprise the management team for Urban Loft Publishers, which the trio bought from its prior owners in January with the intention of expanding its offerings. Dr. Howells Douglas is the program director/professor of intercultural studies at Johnson University Florida. As part of her role with Urban Loft Publishers, she serves as the editor for ULP’s forthcoming bi-annual International Journal of Urban Transformation (IJUT) and the Urban Ministry in the 21st Century, a series of books that addresses key issues facing urban ministry.

Prompted by their interest in publishing and urban missions, Johnson University Florida students Elisabeth Clevenger, Seth McManus, Amber McKinley, Christian Arnold, and Caleb Elkins have also been involved in Urban Loft Publishers. Elisabeth assists with cover designs and typesetting. Amber creates indices for each book, runs the social media for the company, and does graphic design for IJUT. Seth also works with IJUT as the managing editor. Christian and Caleb serve as transcriptionists for special projects. Kara Hardin, Johnson University Florida’s Elementary Education administrative assistant, serves as a copy editor with Urban Loft Publishers.

For more information about Urban Loft Publishers, visit Urban Loft’s website or see July’s issue of Christian Standard, available online

Written by Alan Tison, Director of Advancement at Johnson University Florida

Posted: 7/19/2016 4:02:24 PM


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