Our Mission

OSV Kids is on a mission to champion the Catholic Church by helping children learn about, live and love the Catholic Faith. Through our beautiful line of children’s books and our engaging monthly activity booklet, OSV Kids helps young ones form a relationship with Jesus Christ that will serve as a foundation for the rest of their lives.

Our Vision

OSV Kids seeks to form a new generation of Catholics by introducing them to the truth, beauty and goodness of the Catholic Faith. OSV Kids is the brand parents, teachers and pastors can trust to help them inspire and educate our precious young ones, who are the future of the Church.


OSV’s mission is to help Catholics fulfill their calling to discipleship, strengthen their relationship with Christ, deepen their commitment to the Church, and contribute to its growth and vitality in the world. Founded over 100 years ago by Fr. John Francis Noll, OSV seeks to spread knowledge about the Catholic faith through periodicals, books, and parish resources. Today, OSV is the largest provider in church envelopes and one of the largest Catholic publishers in the world. Learn more about our mission.

Meet the Team Behind OSV Kids

Mary Beth Giltner

Mary Beth Giltner is senior acquisitions editor at OSV, where her vision brought to life the OSV Kids books line. Mary Beth lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with her husband and her son.

Lindsey Riesen

Lindsey Riesen is presentation editor of OSV Kids magazine and senior graphic designer at OSV. She lives in Indiana, with her husband and their three young boys.

Gretchen R. Crowe and Michael R. Heinlein

Gretchen R. Crowe is editorial director for periodicals at OSV. Michael R. Heinlein is editor of Simply Catholic and Theological Adviser for OSV Kids magazine. He is also the author of the newly released children’s book series Teeny Tiny Theology. They live in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and are expecting their third child in May.

Scott and Amy Richert

Scott P. Richert is publisher at OSV, and Amy Richert is permissions coordinator. They live in Huntington, Indiana, with a rotating assembly of their eight children and one grandchild.

Laura Franco

Laura Franco is development content creator and bilingual editor at OSV. She lives in Florida with her husband and three small children.

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