Associate Vice President, Communications (National Team)
Associate Vice President, Communications
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These simple words moved me deeply when I heard them from a couple who had been missionaries for more than 30 years. What a joyful couple! Their eyes sparkled as they shared how God had worked in their ministry and lives!
I wanted to be like them, to put my trust in God and surrender to Him. I wanted to understand their unshakable joy and be part of a greater mission. A desire to step into the ministry started to grow in my heart.
Early in 2015, ISMC asked me to serve in communications and marketing. Hmmm. Something to consider seriously… an opportunity to minister, an opportunity that matched my professional field and seven years of experience. Should I take this step of faith? Should I trust God’s provision and guidance? Did I have what it takes to grow in Him and testify to His faithfulness?
The calling was clear, but I was intimidated to live on support raising. That step of faith required tremendous courage. I felt inadequate, but knew that fear denied everything I had learned about faith since becoming a Christian in 2000. I prayed, I asked friends to pray with me, and through the process, God gave me so much peace and encouragement I fully surrendered. It was not easy, but I believe it was the right decision!
I develop and implement ISMC’s internal and external communications.
Internal communications—bring together the technology, process, and training to help staff effectively communicate and work together, even though scattered across Canada in 23 cities.
External communications—improve branding uniformity and implement integrated communication strategies (website, social media pages, newsletters, promotional materials).
In addition to my national role, I also coordinate a friendship and hospitality program called Friends for Dinner. It’s a program that connects international students to local Christian hosts for a dinner-gatherings during the major holidays like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. The goal is to encourage friendships building through Christian hospitality and create opportunities to share the gospel with international students.
Friends for Dinner is now operating in several cities across Canada. My role is to provide support and trainings to all coordinators and coordinate the local campaign in Montreal (where I live).
Watch this video to hear about the experience of a student who participated to Friends for Dinner: