What’s your name?
Where do you serve, what is your title, and how long have you served there?
Faith Fellowship Church, Uxbridge MA. I’ve been a staff pastor for 4 years.
How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t go to church?
My job at our church is to reach people through social media, graphic design, and other modes so that they can connect with Jesus.
What were some of the things that you experienced that shaped the way you approach your work?
Having been saved while studying abroad in South Africa during college really shaped who I am as a minister. I’m an “all-in”, passionate kind of person, who loves Jesus and wants to use anything and everything to help others know and grow closer to Him.
What’s the one thing you wish people knew about your job?
It takes a lot of time to create and communicate things with excellence.
What is the one tool for your job that you can’t live without, and why?
Canva! I don’t have access or skills for bigger software and Canva makes a lot of my life easier!!!
What is the biggest mistake that you see churches making when it comes to communications and marketing?
Sometimes I think we use the wrong things to measure success. I try to focus on building the kingdom in my communications and marketing efforts, not predominately measuring “success” by things like social media metrics, etc.
Who is someone that you look up to in the church communications world?
Tim Mackie and Jon Collins from The Bible Project – they use their gifts to communicate the Gospel with amazing creativity, making it accessible, fresh, never compromised to millions of people.
We are very happy to know more people in our community as passionate as Ellen. All of us are driven to deliver the best things that we can do to help communicate. Thank you, Ellen, for reminding us of the importance of love for the Lord as our main drive on performing our service.
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