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.