Stephen Graham-Ching joined the Invite team in May, 2020, and leads all Invite Press production. He has worked in the field of book sales, publishing and marketing for 30 years with Cokesbury and Abingdon Press. He enjoys helping publishers meet their goal of publishing quality resources, making them known to the public and connecting customers to what they are looking for to help them grow and enjoy a fulfilling life. He grew up near Johannesburg in South Africa and obtained a Bachelor of Theology degree at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
He and his spouse immigrated to the USA in 1985 where he studied at Perkins School of Theology and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, for a Master of Arts degree in religion, majoring in Biblical Studies. He has primarily worked with this subject matter throughout his career. His sales career focused on operating bookstores in seminaries across the country and supervising regular Cokesbury stores. He also facilitated sales at conferences, including UM Annual conferences and the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature annual meetings. His work with Abingdon Press included business management and marketing.
Stephen and his wife live in Brentwood, Tennessee, and has been there long enough to see metro Nashville transition from a sleepy town to a bustling city. He dotes on their cats, Katherine Howard (Katie) and Anne of Cleaves (Annie), enjoys a great television program, reads many kinds of books, enjoys gardening and cooking (most of the time), and does his best to stay in shape.