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QuikLINK for Monday, July 17, 2017, No. 17109 - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Issue: #17109
July 17, 2017



Tom Salsgiver, Director of Connectional Ministries is excited to announce the reorganization of the Communications Department. Part of the reorganization includes the hiring of the Director of Communications and a new position of Associate Director of Communications.
Director of Communications - Shawn Gilgore
Shawn has a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a focus on broadcasting from Millersville University (2011) and a Master of Science in Communication Studies with a digital media focus from Shippensburg University (2011).
Shawn's experience in communication includes news editor, news photography and technical crew for WPMT-TV, York. In addition, he has been an Adjunct Instructor at Shippensburg University in Electronic Media Writing. In 2008 & 2009 he was a camera operator at the Susquehanna Annual Conference at Messiah College.
Shawn will begin his ministry as the Director of Communications on Monday, July 31.

His areas of responsibility will include:

  •     Working with the Associate Director to develop an effective and creative communication strategy
  •     Be the spokesperson for the Annual Conference with secular and church media outlets
  •     Develop video needs and oversee video and production needs of the Annual Conference
  •     In consultation with staff and Cabinet, develop training through videos, etc.
  •     Oversee the LINK and QuikLINK
  •     Work with local churches to improve their media and message including newsletters, bulletins and other new and innovative means of communicating


Associate Director of Communications - Janelle Walker
Janelle has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University (2006) and she has a Diploma from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in web design (2011).
Janelle is currently the Social Media and Web Site Content Manager for the City of Harrisburg. Prior to working for the City of Harrisburg, Janelle worked in marketing for the Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. For 4 years Janelle served as the Web/Print Communications Specialist for Living Water Community Church, a diverse, multi-cultural church in Harrisburg.
Janelle will begin her ministry as the Associate Director of Communications on Monday, August 7.

Her areas of responsibility will include:

  •     Working with the Director to develop an effective and creative communication strategy
  •     Develop a marketing strategy for Annual Conference and its entities including: Camping, Congregational Vitalization, Youth, and the Missional Board
  •     Work with executive staff and Cabinet to develop WebEx and other on-line training opportunities
  •     Develop and oversee social media and other platforms (facebook, twitter, blogs, etc.) to reach diverse populations
  •     Work with current staff to develop a new Annual Conference web site and keep the web site on the "cutting edge"
  •     Work with local churches and districts regarding communication needs such as web site, social media, marketing, etc.

Watch the August Susquehanna LINK for more information regarding the reorganization of the Communications Department.