I'm a long-time
church professional with a broad variety of ministry experiences
that uniquely qualify me for church communications. My
life and work are rooted in faith and strengthened by God's abundant
gift of grace. I am actively involved in church membership, and I
understand the distinctive nature of congregational ministry. I know
the language and rhythm, and I'm dedicated to helping congregations present
themselves in such a way as to highlight their distinguishing gifts
Relationships Are Key
I bring more to the ministry of communication than computer,
language and graphic skills. I bring the ability to build relationships.
Communication goes beyond the mere transmission of information. Good
communication requires an understanding of those you hope to reach. Whether on
paper, through cyber-space or face to face,
rapport is an important
piece of successfully communicating an idea or concept. In the
church, relationships are a vital piece of ministry and must be a
part of every program.
My experience in communications spans over twenty years
professionally and as a volunteer. I was commissioned and rostered as an
Associate in Ministry in the ELCA in 1994. I serve multiple congregations in
the area of communications. Previously, I was called to the South-Central
Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA where I served as web master; St. Stephen's
Lutheran Church in Monona, WI, where I served more than
twelve years, developing a strong and multifaceted communications program.
Before relocating to Madison, WI, I was called to Resurrection Lutheran
Church in Ankeny, IA, and also served in Church Relations at Grand View
Lutheran College in Des Moines, IA. My education is in English and
Religion, and my work experience as a called Associate in Ministry includes
Communications, Christian Education, Ministry for Children and Youth, Worship
Planning, Worship Leadership and more.
My portfolio includes website design and management;
layout and graphic designs for print media such as display advertising,
newsletters, brochures and bulletins - including special bulletins for multiple
synod assemblies and the installation service bulletins for bishops in the
synod; PowerPoint presentations and copy writing.