OCP Announces Hiring of New Publisher and CEO

Archbishop Alexander K. Sample has announced the hiring of Wade Wisler as the new Publisher and CEO of Oregon Catholic Press. Wade will replace John Limb who retired at the end of April. John started his career at OCP in 1986 as a liturgy editor. After that, John worked as the missal editor and then Publisher, a position that he has held for the last 25 years. Wade Wisler started his journey at OCP in 2000 as a shipping clerk in the warehouse. Since then he has worked in four other areas of OCP, doing everything from writing ad copy and editing articles to managing an entire division. His various positions include copywriter, managing editor, worship publications manager, assistant to the publisher and director of music development and outreach.

“I am honored to be OCP’s new Publisher,” explains Wade. “Our primary mission is to spread the Gospel, serve the Church, and help people around the world to pray and worship through music. That is something I am passionate about. I look forward to doing everything I can to further that mission and the good work John has done over the past 25 years.” On Wade’s transition to the publisher position, the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample said, “Wade brings a wealth of talent and experience to this important position. I know that he is the ideal person to bring his experience, his commitment to the Church, and his deep and abiding faith to lead OCP into this next era.”