Christianity Today magazine announced Tuesday a new leadership structure effective December 1, the first significant change in leadership in 12 years.
Mark Galli, previously CT’s managing editor and author of Chaos and Grace and God Wins, is the new editor. Andy Crouch, author of Culture Making and executive producer of CT’s This Is Our City project, is the new executive editor.
Previous Christianity Today editor David Neff is refocusing his attention at the global media ministry to the March 2013 launch of the first digital edition of Cristianismo Hoy, a new publication for Hispanic evangelicals. Ted Olsen will continue serving as managing editor of news and online journalism.
Katelyn Beaty, previously associate editor at CT magazine, will now serve as managing editor of CT, overseeing the print publication from start to finish. The first woman to lead the magazine in this capacity, Beaty is also editorial director of This Is Our City and co-founder of Her.meneutics, CT magazine’s site for women.
Christianity Today President Harold Smith said, “This progressive ‘dyad’ of Mark and Andy will not only build upon CT’s editorial excellence but will also find new ways of delivering our award-winning content in print and through emerging online and digital formats.”
Galli said, “I’m looking forward to helping the staff shape and frame content that will address the most pertinent issues for active Christians. And I’m really looking forward to working with Andy Crouch, who will add fresh energy and ideas into the CT mix.”
Crouch said his new responsibilities will include “paying attention to the big picture, and asking big questions about who are we serving, how well are we serving them, and how we earn readers’ trust.”
Crouch, who has directed several projects at Christianity Today since joining the ministry in 2005, was previously a campus minister at Harvard University and is a speaker on university campuses and to organizational leaders.