June 2018 Update

Member news

Adlai Amor, (Washington DC Chapter) was appointed the first ever Associate Executive Secretary for Communications in May by The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest. Prior to joining FCNL, Amor was director of communications and marketing at Bread for the World.

Philip Poole, (Member-at-Large) a former national president for RCC, has been named coordinator for Religion Communication Congress 2020 (RCCongress 2020). Philip is a veteran religion communication and public relations practitioner currently serving as Executive Director for University Communications at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. RCCongress 2020 is a once-a-decade international gathering of professional religion communicators from a wide range of faith traditions.

M.E. Clary (Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter) was named Director of Communications at Grace Presbytery, a regional body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Synod of the Sun serving the Northeast, North Central and Central Texas Area. Prior to this, she was Director of Media and Church Relations at NorthPark Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX.

Teresa Tysinger (Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter) has taken a new position as Communication Coordinator at the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation in Nashville, TN. She will oversee the Communications and Marketing strategy to reach students, parents and donors. She moved from Director of Communications for the First Presbyterian Church in Ft. Worth, TX.

Stewart Hoover, friend of RCC (including keynoter for two once-a-decade Congress meetings and several RCC conventions) and Director of the Center for Media, Religion and Culture at the University of Colorado Boulder, was inducted as a fellow at the 68th annual International Communication Association Conference in Prague recently. This prestigious award recognizes distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. He joins a group of stellar scholars in the fields of communication and media studies. This recognition speaks volumes about the outstanding reputation Stewart has both nationally and globally. Congratulations, Stewart!

Support RCC, honor friends and colleagues

Your donation to RCC in memory or in honor of someone helps to support the work, vision, and goals of the organization. Following are the names of those who gave and those who were honored recently:

Annual Fund: Eric C. Shafer; Jeff Huett; Douglas Cannon; Katherine Kerr; Carolyn Lewis; Thomas Murphy; James Suggs; Philip Poole; James E. Kasper; Shirley Struchen.

Scholarship Gifts: Caroline Lewis; Christina Fleming; Thomas Murphy; Shirley Struchen; James Kasper.

Relive, review the Wilbur Awards

Want to check out some of the 2018 Wilbur Awards presentations again? Go to the RCC YouTube Channel to see the award presentations.

Many thanks to Andy Rawls, Wilbur Awards producer, for preparing all 22 video clips highlighting the introduction to each award and excerpts from the acceptance remarks!

Congratulations to WACC on 50th anniversary

Philip Lee at WACC 50th anniversary celebration

Many RCC members are involved in the World Association of Christian Communicators (WACC) including RCC member, Philip Lee (Member-at-Large) who is the new General Secretary for WACC.

Visit The Interview: Philip Lee, General Secretary of the World Association for Christian Communication to read a write up in Sight Magazine, a an editorially independent, Australian-based website, covering local and global news and issues from a Christian perspective.

Perks and benefits!

Another RCC membership perk! We are receiving more and more position open notices so please check the Job Openings page on our our website and share with your friends and colleagues. Also, if your organization has a position to post, notify the New York office so the information can be shared.

Recent opportunities:

  • Baptist World Alliance Communications Division has an opening for a Director of Communications and Media. See their position description (PDF) for details.
  • Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding is seeking a Manager, External Communications. See their position description for details.

Membership special

Share with colleagues, friends, and co-workers who would benefit from and contribute to RCC. Right now they can join RCC for a discounted price of $90 for the rest of 2018 ($35 savings). What a deal! Visit the Join RCC page for information and details.

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