A Church communicator
What Others Say
“Neal is an innovative and creative communicator with a deep passion for the future of the Church. He is a dedicated professional who explores the changing boundaries of his field with enthusiasm and wisdom.”Bob Fisher
“Neal is a consummate professional. His attention to detail and expert knowledge provided an excellent service to our production. Neal goes beyond the call of duty to make things happen. His friendly and gentle personality make him a pleasure to work with.”Ava Martin
“Neal has been a valued colleague who has found innovative ways to use Web technology (Twitter, Facebook, blogs, video, and webcasting) to connect the people of the ELCA South Carolina Synod with what’s going on nationally in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.”Ben McDonald Coltvet
As the Director of Communication for the South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Neal supports the Office of the Bishop, assistants, tables, auxiliaries, and congregations to build strong communication between the Synod and pastors, lay rostered leaders, congregational councils, members in the congregations, as well as communicating needed information to congregations from the wider church. He assists in building relationships with and strengthening communities of the South Carolina Synod as well as helping maintain and develop partnerships with external communities to connect the Synod with local and global ministry opportunities. Neal’s calling is to guide the Church to increase its use and understanding of digital ministry and communications through social media, presentations, and online video.
Prior to his calling to be a communicator for the Church, he worked as a teacher, radio announcer, and professional singer. He has a teaching certification from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of South Florida.