Former VFCC Registrar Makes a Career Out of Her Love for Books

by Office of Marketing | Feb 08, 2012
Having always loved books, Debbie Capeci, a computer science major from rural Maine, didn't think she'd actually be publishing them someday. 

But God began placing Capeci in jobs that deliberately and gradually taught her about her future career. In one job, she discovered her love for page layout and editing. Through another, she was reminded of her appreciation of literature. Through two library positions, she had the privilege of handling mass amounts of fascinating books. 

While serving as the Registrar at VFCC, Capeci realized that she wanted to learn more about publishing and began working on a master's degree through Rosemont College. 

Partway through the program she received her first publishing customer, Daniel McNaughton, who asked her to publish his book, Learning to Follow Jesus. In 2005, the dream for her own company, Morning Joy Media, came to life. Soon, Capeci started publishing full-time. 

McNaughton's dream was for his book to be able to be customized by pastors all over the world, a goal which Capeci has begun to help him accomplish. Since the first book, over 21,000 copies of the Learning to Follow (books, book versions, training DVDs, children's curriculum, and even a Spanish translation) have been published. 

Besides the Learning to Follow line, Capeci has published several other books, including a hard copy and digital copy of The R Word by VFCC Professor Marianna Modica, a children's book by Patricia Beretta, and a booklet by children's pastor, Jordan Taylor. She has assisted with Dr. Meyer's Think About It booklet, and published a Christmas devotional by Brian Koch, lead pastor of Glad Tidings Church. 

Capeci graduated with her Master of Arts in Publishing in May 2011. She is married to VFCC's Comptroller, Jonathan Capeci. Together, they have four children: Rachael, a nursing major at Messiah College, Jonathan, a musician in Nashville, Tenn., Steven, a business major at VFCC, and Sandy, a sophomore in high school. 

To learn more about Morning Joy Media, visit Capeci's website: