ACP Inducts Locke, Upchurch into Hall of Fame, Gives Outstanding Service Award to Bernard

Posted By: Therese Brown ACP Member News, ACP Membership Meeting, Awards,

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BALTIMORE, MD — “The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is very proud to announce its two latest Hall of Fame inductees, Terry Locke from Loyola Press and Catherine Upchurch from Little Rock Scripture Study, and the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award, Kimberly Bernard from Paulist Press,” noted Mike Raffio, ACP president.

All three were honored at the 2023 ACP Membership Meeting, June 1–2, in Chicago, IL.

Locke and Upchurch join other members of the ACP Hall of Fame who, like them, have dedicated their careers to the Catholic community and achieved significant accomplishments that advanced the ministry of the Church in their respective fields, catechesis and biblical ministry. And Bernard, through her commitment to the mission of Paulist Press, has overcome many obstacles and barriers including the recent pandemic and ongoing supply chain issues to ensure that the work of the editorial team is made available in print or electronic formats, accomplishing this in a kind, fair, and professional manner.

Teresa (Terry) Locke began her full-time career in Catholic publishing in 1996 when she joined Loyola Press as Marketing Director and National Sales Manager. Previously, she had spent 12 years in corporate marketing and sales at Fisher Scientific and Commodore Computers as well as several years as a Catholic school teacher, administrator of gifted and special education programs for public school districts, and principal of St. Jerome’s Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Chicago. She steadily rose through the ranks becoming Vice President of Marketing & New Product Development in 2000 and Chief Operating Officer and Associate Publisher in 2006. In 2010, she was named President of Loyola Press, breaking the glass ceiling by becoming the first female head of a Jesuit publishing house. While at the Press, she guided the organization’s growth and expansion into new markets, including overseeing the creation of Ignatian-inspired core catechetical programs in English and Spanish (Finding God and God’s Gift); the establishment of a full line of spirituality titles for adults; the construction of Loyola Press’s first websites and blogs; and the publication of two New York Times bestsellers, The Gift of Peace and Dear Pope Francis. She retired in 2017.

Catherine “Cackie” Upchurch retired from the Diocese of Little Rock in 2019 after a pioneering career in the field of Catholic biblical ministry, including over twenty years as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study. She earned a B.A. in Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and an M.A. in Theology from the University of St. Michael’s College (Toronto). After teaching high school religion for several years, she joined the staff of Little Rock Scripture Study (LRSS) at the Diocese of Little Rock in 1989 as associate director, moving up to director of LRSS in 1998. In 2001, at the invitation of Liturgical Press, she joined the editorial board of The Bible Today, a long-running biblical journal serving an audience of biblically literate Catholics, serving as an associate editor of that publication until 2022. Her published work includes several books and study guides for LRSS, numerous articles for a variety of periodicals including The Arkansas Catholic and The Bible Today, and a current cycle of reflection books for Advent, Lent, and Easter for Liturgical Press. She is the general editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible, a collaboration between LRSS, Liturgical Press, a team of scholars, and the USCCB.

Kimberly Bernard has been the production director at Paulist Press for the last 10 years, overseeing print and digital production of all books, including 60 new titles per year as well as reprints, and the annual publication of some 35 different editions of the Paulist Press Ordo. She manages five in-house staff and coordinates a pool of freelancers. In addition, she purchases all print and works with printers and digital solution vendors to produce exceptional publications on time and on budget. She is a member of the Paulist Press Executive Team.

The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is a membership organization of Catholic publishers, those who provide services to Catholic publishers, and individuals who work with Catholic publishers. The ACP provides opportunities for members to further the Catholic publishing industry, promote Catholic publishing and reading, and engage those they interact with including retailers, pastoral leaders, individual customers, and staff.