Our Story

Friendship Press began its publishing efforts on June 27, 1935. The editorial and publishing team produced a variety of works that expressed its value commitments and support for the health and welfare of children, constructive race relations, church missions, vibrant culture, and peace among nations.

In January of 2018, after nearly twenty years of inactivity, the Friendship Press Board of Directors reactivated its operations. Rooted in the values and commitments of its past, and supported by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., the Press resolves to honor these same commitments today and in the future: concern for fairness, justice, and the well-being of all peoples.

We invite you—authors, contributors, and communities of religious faith and moral practice—to join us on this journey through print, digital, and electronic channels because conversations matter.

For customer service, orders, and questions about publishing with Friendship Press, please contact us at info@friendshippress.org.

For Bible Licensing Rights and Permissions, write to NRSVcopyright@rigginsrights.com

Empowering conversations,
Friendship Press


Board Leadership

Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, President

Bishop Teresa Snorton is committed to serving God and the needs of you and your family. Rev. Dr. Snorton is a pastor, preacher, teacher, chaplain, author and executive leader in religion and pastoral care.

As an ordained CME (Christian Methodist Episcopal) minister, Bishop Snorton has a passion for the local church, but also for interfaith and multifaith initiatives that meet the needs of people and communities.

In June 2010, Rev. Dr. Snorton was elected the 59th Bishop of the CME Church, the denomination's first female elected to the episcopal office.For nine months, she served as Presiding Bishop for the Eleventh Episcopal District, which is comprised of ten countries in central and southern Africa. In March 2011, she was appointed to serve as Presiding Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District (Alabama and Florida). In 2022, she was appointed the CME's Ecumenical Bishop and Program Development Officer.

In addition to her episcopal duties, Bishop Snorton is a pastoral care provider and certified educator. She is available to preach, speak or lead workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to spirituality, pastoral care, religion and health, end-of-life, women's faith, and multicultural issues.

Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, Vice President

The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer recently completed his 8 year term as General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. He has served churches in Missouri and worked as a middle judicatory officer for the denomination on Missourii and Arizona. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, a Masters of Divininty

degree, Honorary Doctorates from Chicago Thelogocial Seminary, Heidelberg College, and Elmhurst University, and a Doctor of MInistry degree in White Privilege studies. He is the author of three Published books: Steeplejacking: How the Christian Right is Hijacking Mainstream Religion; Beyond Resistance: the Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern

World; and Into the Mystic. He is a recipient of Eden Seminary's "Shalom" award given by the student body for a lifetime commitment to peace and justice. He is the beloved spouse of Mimi, whose near 40 year marriage with him remains the crown jewel of his life; proud father of three; and doting grandfather of two.

CheRhonda Greenlee, Treasurer

CheRhonda is the owner of Saffron Planning and Events, LLC (SPE), an event consulting firm, and co-founder of Valiant Path Publishing. Valiant Path Publishing helps leaders of faith publish courageous works that influence the world to take action!!

Rev. Teresa Hord Owens

General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Steven S. Ushioda

Scroll & Pencil

Theresa Dionisio

Director of Licensing, Permissions and Digital Strategy at American Bible Society (ABS).

Sharon Watson Fluker

Cohort Guide, The Interdenominational Theological Center

Amanda Skofstad

Public Affairs Officer,
The Episcopal Church

The Very Rev. Anton C. Vrame

Director, Holy Cross Orthodox Press of Hellenic College, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology