Life together.

200 Years and Counting

Throughout our history, 1517 Media has been committed to helping Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving, gracious God and grow in faith, understanding, and response. We create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth. We have always embraced the media of the day to meet people where they are, in their lives and in their communities.

Our Publishing Units

Augsburg Fortress

Serves Lutheran churches with resources that support worship and music, faith formation, and congregational life.

Fortress Press

Publishes books of unparalleled relevance and influence that shape the thought of general readers, clergy, students, and scholars.


Develops resources that engage and inspire children, youth, and adults in Christian communities.

Beaming Books

Publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Sparkhouse Family Book Fairs

Sparkhouse Family Book Fairs equips churches and other organizations to connect with families and provide quality books for children.

1517 Media

The central services of 1517 Media support the publishing work of our imprints, with an industry-leading focus on efficiency and innovation. Areas within 1517 Media include Business Intelligence, Content Management, Design, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Purchasing, Sales and Service, and Web Development.

Our Leadership

Beth Lewis


Tim Blevins

President & CEO-Elect

John Rahja


Sandy Amundson

VP Human Resources