Facilitating communication between Hope Families and the Community...
The communication team uses various communication mediums to help communicate to the Hope families, to facilitate communication among ministry teams and team leaders, and to help Hope communicate to the community. The purpose of the team is to facilitate connection, to help Hope families stay connected to Hope, to help ministry teams connect to each other, and to communicate what Hope is to the community and help connect the community to Hope. The mediums that the team currently supports include Sunday bulletin (Horizons), Sunday announcement slides, monthly newsletter, mass email announcement and communication, brochures, announcement of events in local newspaper, web site. The team also facilities communication among staff and ministry teams and team leaders. Each medium is a sub-ministry within the communication umbrella. As we launch each medium, we need committed team members to continue to run it and support it. The team grows as the communication needs at Hope grow, and as people offer ideas and commit to support it. The team stays in constant contact with each other through frequent emails, phone calls, and face to face meetings. We always welcome new team members to help support the current mediums or to start a new one!
Meet the Communications Team Leader... Irene Todd
Irene is the team leader for the communication team. It started when there was a need for someone to update the Sunday bulletin (Horizons). Irene volunteered. As the communication needs at Hope grow, and God has brought more people into the communication area, Irene assumed the team leader role. Each area within communication is a ministry with committed team members running it and supporting it. Irene's role as a team leader is to help coordinate the efforts among each area to ensure consistent communication, and to lend support when needed. Irene has a passion to see people getting connected to each other, to the ministries. She felt privileged that God has put her in this role.Irene has been attending Hope since Hope first started in 1999. Prior to that, Irene didn't attend church. God has led Irene to meet pastor Mike before Hope opened. Irene has been involved with Hope and Hope ministries ever since.Professionally, Irene has worked as a programmer analyst in the IT department at the Stanford Medical Center since 1992. She thoroughly enjoys working in the healthcare setting. In her spare time, she and her family enjoy taking trips to visit National Parks. They have visited over 25 parks already! She loves to see the awesome nature that God has created. Her favorite park so far is Yellowstone.