I've provided church leadership as a volunteer, paid staff and ordained PC(USA) minister. I have overseen worship services--from planning to preaching to picking hymns. I've provided pastoral care, planned VBS, taught Sunday school for 3-year-olds and 93-year olds. I've conducted weddings and funerals, talked theology with young adults and created websites.
Generate ideas for articles, newsletters and brochures
Cover events for news services
Write text for newspapers, magazines, newsletters and brochures
Assign, edit and layout text for brochures, newsletters and magazines
Oversee design, printing and distribution of print products
Provide video, web and social media services
After graduating from college, I spent five years working in Pittsburgh radio as a talk show producer, news writer and reporter for various stations including KDKA, WSHH and WJPA. I also spent time flying in circles in an airplane over the city of Pittsburgh reporting on traffic to various radio stations.
I devoted several years to working with high school youth, both as a public school teacher and a church volunteer. In this capacity, I taught English, Video Production and directed several theatrical presentations.
DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards, Religious Communicators Council
2017 Award of Excellence (first place) for an editorial on racism for Presbyterians Today
2017 Award of Excellence for a single issue for Presbyterians Today
Associated Church Press 2016 Award of Excellence for best national denominational magazine for Presbyterians Today
2006 Award of Excellence in the Most Personally Useful category for “Faithful Vacations,” in Presbyterians Today
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 2012 Robert M. Ezzell Homiletical Prize for applying insights of popular culture to theology
Parenting Publications of America News Feature 2006 Gold Award for the article "Dealing with Overweight Kids" in Pittsburgh Parent
2005 Bronze Award for the article "Kids Exploring the Environment," in Pittsburgh Parent
Associated Press Award
1992, for Investigative Reporting/Radio for the documentary State of the Unions, a report I researched, wrote and anchored.
Golden Quill Award 1992,for Investigative Reporting/Radio for the documentary State of the Unions, a report I researched, wrote and anchored.