Athena Dean Holtz serves as founder and publisher at Redemption Press in Enumclaw, WA where her Romans 8:28 Books & Gifts is one of the few remaining independent Christian bookstores in Western Washington. Having pioneered the indie publishing movement in the Christian space over 3 decades ago she is past president of the Northwest Christian Writers, was named Publisher of the Year 2022 by the Soul Café Awards and Redemption Press has qualified 3 years in a row as a Best Christian Workplace. She is the author of Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, and is co-author of Together for a Purpose: Love and Mission in Marriage and Ministry with her pastor-husband. She also founded the She Writes for Him movement, launched during the pandemic. Their virtual events continue to equip, inspire, and create connection through its extensive global community.