Kathleen Kerr

Kathleen Kerr

Get To Know Kathleen:

Kathleen Kerr grew up around books, and when she got old enough she decided to try making them herself. She is an acquisitions editor at Harvest House Publishers, working with debut, bestselling, and award winning authors, and she is a frequent speaker at conferences around the country. Previously, she was an acquisitions editor at Zondervan Publishing House. She has a passion for cultivating an author’s message, finding new voices, and inviting readers into a deeper walk with Christ. Kathleen lives with her husband and daughters in the Pacific Northwest, where she can often be found hiking, writing, and creating chaos in the kitchen.


Breakout Session:


The Risks and Responsibilities of the Christian Writer

The book of James includes a chilling reminder for those in ministry. Teachers, Scripture warns, will be judged more strictly. We’ve got to face facts: Writing is risky. Sharing God’s message of truth and hope is an enormous responsibility, and not one we should take lightly. ​ In this session, we will: 

  • wrestle with the big questions of your calling and mission
  • discuss the necessity of being grounded in sound doctrine
  • uncover the subtle lies that can affect your ministry
  • dive into Scripture to see what Jesus really has to say


15-minute appointments:

Harvest House, Acquisitions Editor, Kathleen Kerr

I’m currently acquiring adult nonfiction, with a particular focus on women’s books. I’d love to see material on spiritual growth, Christian living, and practical theology. I’m always interested in books that urge the reader to go beyond surface-level understanding of faith. I’m not looking for Bible studies or devotionals at this point.

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