As a trained journalist, I have worked in full-time ministry, telling the story of what God is doing all over the world. I have traveled as a communicator across the continents, capturing God’s story written on my heart through those whom He touched: the Sudanese refugees and disenfranchised Egyptian women in Alexandria, Egypt; the imams and villagers with whom we shared about Jesus in West Africa; the deaf children in Dominican Republic and the orphans in Guatemala, China and Haiti; the staunchly religious in Saudi Arabia; the proud and beautiful in Beijing; the inner city families destroyed by poverty, drugs and violence in New Orleans and Baltimore; and my manicurists, my neighbors, my church families.
With a God-shaped heart, I have first-hand experience in communications locally in a church setting; state-wide in a non-profit denominational organization in Maryland; and nationally at a seminary in New Orleans and with the Southern Baptist Convention’s national news service, Baptist Press, all where many of my stories have been published and recognized nationally.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Formatted photos for editorial and graphic design use.
Produced magazines, annual reports, brochures and more.
Filmed/edited promotional and storytelling videos.
Designed/reformatted vector artwork for various media.
Designed/managed several websites using this platform.
Adept at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other tools.
Publish news locally through BaptistLIFE and nationally through Baptist Press, a syndicate for news outlets throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.
Capture the details of what God is doing, from the heightened emotions to the newsworthy moments, both for promotional and storytelling use.
Design, write and otherwise produce various printed pieces: magazines, annual reports, brochures, promotional materials and more.
Connect with audience through various web platforms and social media channels.
A quick survey of my work experience. Please view full resume for details.
What initially began as a freelance writing assignment* has grown into a full-time executive position with the responsibility of directing all communications, graphic design, writing, brand messaging, web management, and public relations/marketing campaigns.
While serving as a North American Mission Board church-planting missionary in Baltimore, Md., (2003-04), I also served at New Hope Community Church, Baltimore, as a communications staff person and children’s ministry director.
Led full range of communication efforts for faculty, students, prospective students, donors and alumni.
My early education focused on journalism and public relations while my graduate work focused on ministry leadership.
While working full-time, I finished the last of my seminary classes needed to obtain my degree.
While working full-time, I completed 34 hours toward my master's degree. We moved when my husband completed two of his degrees.
Focused on public relations and speech communications.