Meet the Trainers for the Magazine Publishing Institute

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The trainers are looking forward to meeting you on 30 September at the Magazine Publishing Institute. Each of them is an expert in their field with a heart for raising up leaders in Christian publishing. Hailing from Kenya, Brazil, and the U.S., these trainers come from various backgrounds and publications large and small.

Here is your chance to get to know them a little before the conference. Click here for full bios on each trainer.

Management Track
Meet Dr. Kirimi Barine
Lou Ann Sabatier
Meet Lou Ann Sabatier
Meet David Renard
Dr. Kirimi Barine is an author, trainer, publisher and coach. He serves in various leadership capacities for organizations in Africa and around the world. As the founding director of Publishing Institute of Africa, he started Leadership Today Africa, a quarterly magazine that has been published since 2012. Lou Ann Sabatier is principal of Sabatier Consulting, where she has worked with over 100 media clients, giving them the tools they needed to increase profitability. Lou is also the strategic communications director for the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, a Christian non-profit advocating for religious freedom. David is a partner with mediaIDEAS, a global consultancy providing research and advice on the publishing industry’s technology-enabled future.  He founded and built Netcirculation, the largest nationwide distribution network for high-end boutique fashion, art, photography, and design titles.
Editing Track
Meet Carla Foote
Meet Camerin Courtney
Meet Jeremy Weber
Carla Foote is editor for Disciple!, a quarterly magazine, and One-to-One, a monthly newsletter, for The Navigators ministry. In addition, she does freelance editing and writing through Fine Print Editorial, and speaks in writing conferences. Camerin Courtney is the senior editor for a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization, where she edits their quarterly magazine, blog, and other print and online communications. Jeremy Weber is the senior news editor at Christianity Today, where he manages a team of journalists producing international religion news focused on evangelical/Protestant Christianity for Christianity Today magazine and Gleanings, a daily blog.
Design Track
Meet Anne Elhajoui
Meet Dr. Tamara Welter
Meet Rick Szuecs
Award-winning designer Anne Elhajoui is the creative director of Knight Marketing in Sarasota, Florida. She is also the former art director of Discipleship Journal, the Navigators’ Disciple!, and Venice magazine. Anne also has her own design business, AEIOU Design. Dr. Tamara Welter is associate professor and chair of the Department of Media, Journalism, and Public Relations at Biola University. In this role, she also mentors the students publishing The Point, Biola’s award-winning student magazine. Rick Szuecs is a graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. With 10 years of design experience, he has worked for many publishers, developing covers for the Brazilian edition of books by well-known authors. He is also the designer for Man of Integrity, Christianity Today’s devotional publication for men.

The Magazine Publishing Institute in Nairobi is a seven-day conference comprised of three simultaneous tracks in the editing, design, and management of magazines on 30 September – 6 October, 2018. The sessions will be conducted in English.

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