#CatholicSTL Communications Colloquium


We're looking forward to seeing you this year! 

Keynote Speaker: Denise Bossert  

They Will Never See You Coming! : The benefit of not being a professional evangelist, but one who answers the universal call to evangelize wherever you are and with the gifts you have been given. 

Denise is a convert to the Catholic Church. She is the daughter of a Protestant minister.  In 2005, she converted to Catholicism after reading books by Carmelite saints. Her syndicated column called Catholic by Grace has been published in 63 diocesan newspapers. She has also written for Catholic magazines and appeared on EWTN’s Journey Home and Women of Grace.  In May 2014 she traveled to Israel with the Catholic Press Association as a guest of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism. Ave Maria Press released her first book in March 2015–Gifts of the Visitation.
Denise is a Catholic speaker on topics that include: conversion, the Immaculate Conception, the Visitation and Women of Salvation History.

Breakout Session Speakers:

Christine Schicker
North Central Regional Marketing Manager, EWTN

Selling the Faith: Marketing and evangelization...one and the same!

Marketing isn't just for selling products. We have to market our faith too!

Jennifer Brinker
Reporter St. Louis Review & Catholic St. Louis Magazine
Board of directors Catholic Press Association

Are you talking to me? Yeah, I'm talking to you! Marketing Yourself and Engagement Techniques on Social Media

This session will look at effective ways of communicating your message via social media using graphics, videos, Facebook Live and Periscope and other techniques -- all without having to spend a fortune. Bring your mobile devices and discover some easy-to-use apps such as Canva, Snapseed and Cameo.
Additionally, we will discover why engagement on social media is important. Your message is worthless if you don't bother to interact with others! We will cover some simple techniques to make sure you're staying connected to the people with whom you're communicating.
Jennifer Brinker has been a member of the Catholic press for nearly 20 years. She enjoys writing stories that share the "heart" of the Catholic faith and playing around with social media and apps to communicate the Good News of Jesus

Denny Handley
Media Specialist, Catholic Youth Apostolate

Strategic Planning and Communications: Aligning your communications strategy to the overall strategy of your organization.
This session will look at effective ways of aligning your organization's message to the overall strategic plan of the organization and making those messages complementary to one another.

Teak Phillips
Director of Publications, Editor, St. Louis Review
and Catholic St. Louis Magazine 

You Can’t Just Use an Image You Find on Google™: Respecting Photography and Copyright © for Parishes & Ministries

This session will look at the use of stock photography in online/marketing materials and why you can't just use an image you find online.

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Contact the Office of Communications and Planning at 314.792.7584 or email Communications@archstl.org.