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Our Newest Staff Member, Sarah Pead!

Sarah-webA Little Bit About Sarah:

I’m so excited to announce to you that Sarah Pead will be joining the Friendship Church staff beginning Monday, September 9th.  Sarah will become our Arts & Communications Director.  Sarah has been working for the last 5 years as a Graphic Design and Marketing Consultant for Willow Marketing on the Northside of Indianapolis.  Willow is one of the top design firms that works with non-profit agencies in the entire Midwest.  Her invaluable experience in the design field, marketing, advertising, social media, and print media will become an unbelievable asset to us as we continue to grow as a church.

Sarah has actually been serving in a volunteer role at Friendship for 6 years as our Lead Graphic Designer.  In that role she has created all of our graphics for every series that we have done at Friendship, created our church logo, the Friendship Kids logo and branding, Fusion, Man Stuff, Shape, and well, just about every other logo we’ve got out there.  Sarah’s guiding hand has allowed us to do things that churches three times our size cannot even do.

What Sarah Will Be Doing:

As our new Arts & Communications Director, Sarah will now be overseeing the following areas:

  • All physical print pieces including the Worship Guide, posters, handouts, etc
  • Continue to act as our Lead Graphic Designer
  • Wed Design & Social Media Team
  • Photography & Video Team
  • All digital media pieces including e-mail communications, registration forms, event forms, video pieces, etc
  • All areas of communications whether print, digital, or video

Why Is This The Right Time For Sarah To Come On?

Man, I am so glad you asked that question!  As our church has grown Traci, Dustin, and I have had to increase our areas of responsibility, sometimes even beyond our particular area of expertise.  All of the areas listed above are items that one of us is currently doing to varying degrees of success.  With Sarah coming on staff it relieves significant pressure from each of us and allows us to focus better on our ‘sweet spots’ in ministry.  Below is a snippet of what I shared with the Elders when we first talked about this several months ago:

  • With the continued growth of the Shape Women’s Ministry (145 ladies at Rejuvenate…that’s just crazy) and requests for her to counsel ladies; with the continued growth of the church and the increasing time it takes to manage my schedule, requests for meetings, and communications on my behalf, Traci is not able to spend the time needed to continue to grow Women’s Ministry.  By removing her media and communication responsibilities it allows her to redeem and re-purpose that time for greater effectiveness and growth for Friendship.
  • With our continued growth as a church, our print, digital, photographic, and web media needs continue to grow.  This growth is becoming increasingly difficult for Dustin to manage effectively and is beginning to demand more time than can adequately be given without negatively affecting his main responsibilities.  Bringing in Sarah will free him up to spend more time and energy in developing the creative arts ministry while at the same time allowing the communications/media areas to continue to grow.

I can’t hardly believe that we were able to get someone of this caliber with this much experience.  This will allow us to continue to grow as we grow as a church and relieve a significant bottleneck of time, resources, energy, talents, and people.  I’m really looking forward to the many things that God is going to allow us to do through Sarah’s expertise and incredible work ethic!

Send your congratulations and prayers to her new e-mail: sarah@experiencefriendship.com

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