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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. 

Get to know who we are and how we can support your communication and marketing needs.

Michael Vedders

Michael Vedders

Chief Marketing Officer
vedmic@bethel.edu

Motivational. Generous. Adventurer.

Areas of Expertise: Strategic and data-driven planning, marketing media, digital reporting, web optimization, project prioritization, client relations.

Suzanne McInroy

Suzanne McInroy

Director of Communications
s-mcinroy@bethel.edu

Smart. Articulate. Well-traveled.

Areas of Expertise: Media relations, news, internal communications, crisis communications.

Tim Hammer

Tim Hammer

Associate Marketing Director
timothy-hammer@bethel.edu

Strategic. Loyal. Netflix addict.

Areas of Expertise: Project management and strategic planning.

Christine Erntson

Christine Erntson

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
c-erntson@bethel.edu

Fearless. Clever. Chicago sports fan.

Areas of Expertise: Budgeting, office management, department efficiency and productivity, student leadership, internal and crisis communication.

Morgan Colby

Morgan Colby

Project Manager
morgan-colby@bethel.edu

Rational. Easygoing. Outdoorsy.

Areas of Expertise: Project management, design, production.

Kristi Ellison

Kristi Ellison

Graphic Designer
kristi-ellison@bethel.edu

Problem-solver. Planner. Emphathizer.

Areas of Expertise: Moodboards, typography, design versatility, branding, iconography.

Paul Hjellming

Paul Hjellming

Videographer | Photographer
paul-hjellming@bethel.edu

Artistic. Critical. Film snob.

Areas of Expertise: F- and T-stops, camera angles, frame rates, storytelling, film editing.

Jenny Hudalla

Jenny Hudalla

Content Specialist
j-hudalla@bethel.edu

Perceptive. Bold. Horizon chaser.

Areas of Expertise: Storytelling, news and feature writing, interpersonal communication.

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

Web Content Manager
ej-johnson@bethel.edu

Optimist. Connector. Budding phytomaniac.

Areas of Expertise: Cascade support, content organization, web author training.

Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

Web Designer
jb-johnson@bethel.edu

Equanimous. Judicious. Purveyor of GIFs.

Areas of Expertise: Front-end design and development.

Darin Jones

Darin Jones

Senior Graphic Designer
d-jones@bethel.edu

Thoughtful. Clever. Triathlete.

Areas of Expertise: Bethel Magazine, marketing, branding.

Monique Kleinhuizen

Monique Kleinhuizen

New Media Strategist
m-kleinhuizen@bethel.edu

Interested. Bubbly. Tree farmer.

Areas of Expertise: Editing, writing, storytelling, social media. 

Chris LaRue

Chris LaRue

Project Manager
c-larue@bethel.edu

Creative. Encourager. Side-of-the-Road-Find Artist.

Areas of Expertise: Project management, design, photography, production.

Jason Schoonover

Jason Schoonover

Content Specialist
schjas@bethel.edu

Curious. Invested. Vintage Vinyl Collector.

Areas of Expertise: Writing, storytelling, editing, style.

Cherie Suonvieri

Cherie Suonvieri

Content Specialist
c-suonvieri@bethel.edu

Adaptable. Understanding. Explorer.

Areas of Expertise: Feature writing, news stories, editing, relational communication.

Tom Vukelich

Tom Vukelich

Senior Graphic Designer
t-vukelich@bethel.edu

Productive. Orderly. Theatrical.

Areas of Expertise: Brochures, postcards, invitations, newsletters, programs.

Michelle Westlund

Michelle Westlund

Senior Content Specialist
m-westlund@bethel.edu

Organized. Spunky. Sports fanatic.

Areas of Expertise: Bethel Magazine, editing, writing, proofreading, grammar/style.

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