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We're a team of writers, designers, and strategists, who love talking about Bethel. So we take the stories of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and friends, and communicate them to the outside world in a variety of ways. Whether it’s writing news stories for the website, creating Bethel Magazine, or emailing our alumni, we strive to communicate about Bethel in a style that informs, engages, and inspires. With insight and creativity, we get out the news about Bethel.

We live and breathe fonts, colors, and images, so when it comes to promoting Bethel in print or on the web, we love that we get to capture its essence, communicate its message, and maintain the integrity of the Bethel brand in a creative, compelling, and consistent manner. We wake up each day excited to engage our audiences, serve the Bethel community, and move Bethel’s web presence forward. 

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Administration

Carmen Shields

Chief Marketing Officer

c-shields@bethel.edu

Visionary. Collaborative. Adventurous.
Areas of Expertise: Strategic leadership, branding, marketing, communications, research, project management, and team building.

Christine Erntson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

c-erntson@bethel.edu

Fearless. Clever. Boys-terous.
Areas of Expertise: Budgeting, managing student workers, and assisting with internal and crisis communciation - while designing and implementing department process to improve efficienty and productivity.

Communications

Suzanne McInroy

Director of Communications

s-mcinroy@bethel.edu

Smart. Articulate. Well-traveled.
Areas of Expertise: Media relations, news, internal communications, and crisis communications.

Marketing

Michael Vedders

Director of Marketing

vedmic@bethel.edu

Motivational. Generous. Outdoorsman.
Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, web application evaluation, project prioritization, and client relations and mediations. 

Tim Hammer

Associate Marketing Director

timothy-hammer@bethel.edu

Strategic. Loyal. Netflix addict.
Areas of Expertise: Project management, strategic planning, mass email, social media.

Jacob Johnson

Web Designer

jb-johnson@bethel.edu

Darin Jones

Senior Graphic Designer

d-jones@bethel.edu

Thoughtful. Clever. Triathlete. 
Areas of Expertise: Bethel Magazine, admissions marketing, branding, and stationery.

Monique Kleinhuizen

New Media Strategist

m-kleinhuizen@bethel.edu

Interested. Bubbly. Creative.
Areas of expertise: Storytelling, strategy, fixing misplaced apostrophes, and getting people excited about good communication.

Andrea Parrott

Content Specialist

a-parrot@bethel.edu

Kelli Rafftery

Project Manager

kelli-rafftery@bethel.edu

Tom Vukelich

Senior Graphic Designer

t-vukelich@bethel.edu

Productive. Orderly. Theatrical. 
Areas of Expertise: Brochures, postcards, invitations, newsletters, programs.

Michelle Westlund

Senior Content Specialist

m-westlund@bethel.edu

Organized. Spunky. Sports fanatic.
Areas of Expertise: Editing, news and feature writing, and supervising student writers.

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