Athena Dean Holtz

Redemption Press, Where Your Message is Our Mission, is publishing all genres, including children’s books, devotionals, Bible studies, and poetry. 


About Athena

Athena Dean Holtz is a publisher, speaker, former radio host, blogger, and pastor’s wife. For the last 30 years she has worked in the book business, spearheading the independent publishing movement in the Christian market. In 2014 Athena co-founded Redemption Press to fill an author-centered niche in publishing.
Her personal blog ( was selected as one of the top 100 faith blogs for Christian women in 2015 by She is president of the Northwest Christian Writer’s Association, a president’s club member of Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA), a member of Advanced Writer & Speaker Association (AWSA), and former host of a weekly radio program, “Always Faithful” on AM 630 KCIS, where she shared God’s faithfulness with women across the globe.

Her memoir, Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God (Redemption Press, 2017) has been nationally acclaimed for its ability to resonate and inspire. In it she shares the story of losing everything that mattered to her only to find what she believed in was a lie. A wake-up call for the body of Christ, it is also a modern-day Cinderella story of God’s great love and redemption in her life.
In 2014 she married Ross Holtz, the founding pastor of The Summit, an Evangelical Free Church in Enumclaw, Washington. Athena and her husband enjoy their grandchildren, and time spent on Puget Sound waters on their sailboat, and make their home in Enumclaw, WA.