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  • Bishop Beisner hires new Director of Communications

    We are pleased to announce that Jay Elmquist will be joining the Office of the Bishop staff as Director of Communications beginning April 15.Jay Elmquist has been a member of Trinity Cathedral for about four years. He found a home in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California when he moved to Sacramento in 2015. In that time he has worked on the Adult Spiritual Formation Committee and served in worship as a choir member, a Verger and an Eucharistic Minister.

  • Special Diocesan Announcement

    The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce our new Communications Director and Benefits Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, Nicole Baxley! She will begin this new role on July 1, 2013. Nicole has served as the Office Manager and News Editor for our diocese since October 1, 2012.

  • Diocesan Communications Announcement

    After four years with The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, our Director of Communications Keri Lopez is stepping down to spend more time with her ever-growing family. She has returned from maternity leave following the birth of Avery Jane Lopez on February 23, 2013 and is currently working part-time to assist in this transition. Her last day with us will be May 15, 2013.

  • New Office Manager & News Editor

    We are pleased to introduce you to the newest staff member of our Office of the Bishop team. Nicole Baxley has accepted the position of Office Manager and News Editor, and will begin her work with our diocese on October 1. Nicole joins us from Omaha, Nebraska and brings with her several years of experience in communications, including serving in roles at the parish and diocesan level.

  • New FB Resource for NorCal Communicators

    by Keri Lopez, Director of Communications Are you responsible for communicating the good news and hard work of your congregation? Or perhaps you just have an interest in keeping up with the latest in communications news and resources as shared by diocesan Communications Director Keri Lopez? If so, please feel free to "like" our new Facebook (FB) page, "NorCalEpiscopalCommunicators.”  Created to serve as a forum for communications-related news and updates, conversations about what is working...

  • Diocesan Website Gets the Gold

    by Caitlin Gutenberger, News Editor Diocesan Communications is pleased to announce that our website,, has received the 2011 MarCom Gold Award in the "Website/Religious Organization" category, and our magazine, Together in Mission, received an Honorable Mention in the "Magazine/Nonprofit" category. The MarCom Gold Award is presented to those entries "judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm." The MarCom Awards is an annual creative competition honoring the ...

  • Coming to a Pew Near You...

    The Winter 2011 issue of Together In Mission is now available in print and online. This issue's theme is Outreach. Print copies of the magazine have either been shipped directly to your congregation or were picked up by your congregation's leaders at this past weekend's Diocesan Convention.

  • Turns One

    by Diocesan Communications The month of August marks the one-year anniversary of our new diocesan website,! We recently conducted a Communications Survey, and are working to put your ideas and suggestions for the website into use. Some of these changes include but are not limited to: - An updated News Center: We have changed the design of our online News Center in an effort to simplify it.

  • Great Ways to Share the Good News

    by Keri Lopez, Director of Communications Are you considering a new e-newsletter for your church or ministry program, but not sure you can afford the cost? While Diocesan Communications has shared news of Constant Contact in the past, and currently uses Constant Contact as its e-newsletter carrier, we also wanted to share news of a similar provider called Vertical Response, who is currently offering FREE e-newsletter services to all qualifying non-profit organizations! Simply click below for mor...

  • A New Look for Online News

    diocesan communications In our continuing efforts to make your news more accessible, we have redone our Online News Room! Visitors will now find the news home page contains a few article highlights, our handy Share an Article button, and links to the following news sections: ~Office of the Bishop Alerts - news related directly to Office of the Bishop, important notices to clergy and lay leaders and Office of the Bishop-affiliated events. ~In & Around Our Diocese - news, event information and...

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