Featured Member Of The Week: Jen Sullivan

Katie Allred

Featured Member Of The Week: Jen Sullivan

Katie Allred

What’s your name?

Jen Sullivan

Where do you serve, what is your title and how long have you served there?

Christ Church in Mequon, WI – Communications & Technology Director – 7 years this fall

How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t go to church?

I am the creative mind behind all the digital, printed, and projected media at Christ Church. (I am also “the voice” behind the video announcements. haha!) I keep our church family connected with opportunities for involvement, and with one another while equipping them to invite the unchurched and de-churched into a grace-filled life with Christ.

What were some of the things that you experienced that shaped the way you approach your work?

Rapid growth in our church, the complete trust of my leaders, and great volunteers getting called to serve in another community.

What’s the one thing you wish people knew about your job?

That it’s the hardest, most rewarding, funnest job in the world… requiring tons of self- teaching, trial and error, and perseverance.

What is the one tool for your job that you can’t live without and why?

Nucleus. Solidly adopted as “your one-stop shop for all your next steps”, if we pulled all the other rugs out, our congregation would still know what’s going on and how to get involved.

What is the biggest mistake that you see churches making when it comes to communications and marketing?

Trying to communicate too many happenings and too many details. There’s enough external white noise out there… we don’t have to create our own!

Who is someone that you look up to in the church communications world?

Brady Shearer, Alex Mills, Kem Meyer

Jen Sullivan, a woman of few words but is such a delight with her words. Thank you for letting us into your brief yet thoughtful ways! You are definitely a great example that communication people can be as effective even when they are an introvert.

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