Ridley Events

Finding Her Voice

Evangelical Women in Academia, 2018

Saturday 28 July
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Speakers: Katya Covrett and Katy Smith

A conference to connect, inspire and develop female theological students, lecturers, tutors, and ministry practitioners in the church and world.

The conference day includes two keynote speakers followed by a choice of 3 workshops. Find out what we did at our inaugural conference (here– page 3)

The second Evangelical Women in Academia conference explores the theme ‘Finding Her Voice’. Keynote speaker Katya Covrett will address this theme through women’s writing and publishing, while keynote speaker Katy Smith will lead a Bible study from Genesis. There will be a choice of workshops on publishing, public speaking and vocations, as well as opportunities for conversations on areas of shared interest (NT, OT, Christian Thought, Vocation).

Katya Covrett
Katya Covrett is Executive Editor at Zondervan Academic, responsible for acquiring works in various areas of biblical-theological studies. Originally from Russia, where she served as a translator at Far East Russia Bible College, she came to the US to study the Bible and theology, stumbled into publishing, and has been part of the Zondervan editorial team now for more than fifteen years. She has extensive experience acquiring and editing academic books and actively seeks to support female scholars entering and persisting in the academic publishing world. She has a BA in English Linguistics from Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University and an MTS in Systematic Theology and New Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Title of talk (Saturday): Voiceprint: Finding Your Voice as a Woman in Christian Academic Publishing

“ No one, and I mean no one, is doing more for evangelical women in the publishing industry than Zondervan’s Katya Covrett. Here’s why: she’s the academic editor at Zondervan, and you can’t get more evangelical than Zondervan. She’s worked tirelessly to get more female authors, to get more female authors published, and to enhance publicity for female authors. She’s been doing this for years. Every year there has been slow but steady process… just wait another decade and you’ll notice many shifts.”

Scot McKnight

Katy Smith
Katy is currently the Regional Director for CMS SA/NT and is also writing academically on Exodus and Leviticus. For the past seven years, she has held the positions of Old Testament Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Bible College of South Australia while also writing her doctorate through Trinity College Bristol (UK) on the persuasive intent of Leviticus. Her home church is Trinity Inner South (Adelaide) where she loves being involved in the discipleship and training of other women. When not in the office or writing in a local cafe, Katy can be found in her kitchen, cooking and baking, to bring community together around the table to enjoy food and fellowship.

Title of talk (Saturday): Order from Chaos, Life from Death, Good from Evil: Studies from Genesis

Workshop 1: Publishing, Katya Covrett
Workshop 2: Bible Teaching, Katy Smith
Workshop 3: Finding your Vocation, Moyra Dale


An Evening with Publisher, Katya Covrett

Friday 27th July, 2018
7 – 9 pm
Location: Ridley College, 170 The Avenue, Parkville
A relaxed evening with Katya Covrett. Opportunity for questions and conversations. Light supper provided.

Ridley College

170 The Avenue, Parkville, Victoria, 3052 Australia / Phone 03 9207 4800 / Email info@ridley.edu.au

Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E