Random House Group

Convergent Team

TINA CONSTABLE, Executive Vice President & Publisher
Convergent, Forum Books, Image, Ink & Willow, Multnomah, WaterBrook

Over the course of her thirty-four-year career, Tina has had a variety of roles at Crown and Random House. A driving publishing force behind numerous #1 bestsellers across a wide range of categories, Tina brings her varied experience and unique abilities to provide a strategic and multi-faceted approach to our most important publications. As Publisher, she co-led the two-book publication strategy of A Promised Land by Barack Obama and Becoming by Michelle Obama. Tina has also overseen strategy for numerous bestselling books and authors, including George W. Bush, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tim Tebow, Jennie Allen, Mark Batterson, Michael Todd, Charles Krauthammer, and Peter Thiel.

CAMPBELL WHARTON, Vice President & Deputy Publisher
Convergent, Forum Books, Image, Ink & Willow, Multnomah, WaterBrook

Campbell oversees publishing strategy and operations, using his expertise across marketing, sales, and publicity to launch and position books in the marketplace. He has led publications in multiple categories, including celebrity, music, pop culture, social justice, politics, business, religion, and current affairs, working with such notable authors as Tim Tebow, Daymond John, Michael Todd, Austin Channing Brown, Jon Meacham, Jennie Allen, Peter Thiel, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Richard Rohr, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Campbell started his publishing career in his native Australia in the production department at Random House. Campbell is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s School of Professional Studies.

DEREK REED, Executive Editor
and Image
Derek joined the Penguin Random House in 2011 and has since edited a wide range of New York Times bestsellers, including Austin Channing Brown’s I’m Still Here, Jedidiah Jenkins’s To Shake the Sleeping Self, Cole Arthur Riley’s This Here Flesh, Richard Rohr’s The Universal Christ, George W. Bush’s Out of Many, One and Portraits of Courage, Scott Harrison’s Thirst, Shaka Senghor’s Writing My Wrongs, and Kevin and Melissa Fredericks’ Marriage Be Hard. Acquiring in the categories of religion, politics, memoir, pop culture, sports, leadership, and psychology, Derek looks for authors with distinct voices, unforgettable stories, and unique ways of addressing how we live and seek meaning in a complex world. 

MATTHEW BURDETTE, Associate Editor

Matt comes to PRH with nine years of experience as a freelance editor of religious nonfiction, focusing especially on Christian theology, religious cultural criticism, and radical politics. During his time freelance editing, Matt served in the Episcopal church as well as working with clergy and laity across denominations in an ecumenical organization, the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. Matt has a PhD in theology, with a special focus on theology of culture and Black Liberation Theology, and undergraduate and master’s degrees in religious studies. Matt is delighted to bring together his love of books with a passion for religious engagement with culture.

LEITA WILLIAMS, Editorial Assistant
Leita joined Convergent as an Editorial Assistant in 2021. She assists VP and Editorial Director Keren Baltzer, Executive Editor Derek Reed, and Executive Editor Becky Nesbitt. Leita is beyond thrilled to work alongside these brilliant editors on a diverse list of adult narrative nonfiction, essay collections, memoirs, and lifestyle books, as well as multiple children’s books. Some of these acclaimed titles include New York Times bestsellers Good Enough by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie, This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley, and What We Wish Were True by Tallu Quinn. With an interest in memoir, essays, creative nonfiction, and poetry—Leita is captivated by candid, redemptive storytelling that highlights human connection, inspires and champions creativity, and celebrates the diverse intersection of faith and culture, especially within the LGBTQ+ community.

JENNIFER REYES, Publishing Manager
Christian Publishing
Jennifer began her publishing career in 2005 as a publicity assistant before pivoting to editorial. As publishing manager, Jen manages faith-based titles across Convergent, Forum Books, Image, Ink & Willow, Multnomah and WaterBrook imprints. She works closely with the publishing team to oversee the frontlist and backlist titles, prepare timelines, and liaise with the marketing, publicity, and sales team to meet vital deadlines from acquisition to publication.