Don gathers and promotes church news and events, updates the church website, and creates the “Cornerstone” newsletter.
Where did you grow up and how did you make your way to Austin?
I was born in San Diego, California, and grew up in Denison, Texas, and Commerce, Texas. I took a car to Austin.
What is your former work experience?
I’ve worked in various marketing and communications positions in Dallas and Austin.
When did you start at Oak Hill UMC?
I began my position as director of communications in September 2017. I joined Oak Hill UMC in December 2009.
What are your primary duties?
I edit and distribute the weekly “Cornerstone” and “What’s the Good Word in Church?” congregational emails. I also update the church and preschool websites; design things like postcards, posters, and newspaper ads; publish online listings regarding special church events and activities; and drink way too much coffee (in my defense: the office Keurig is 7 feet from my desk).
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Lunch on Thursdays.
How does your position help minister to others?
I keep church members informed about what’s going on in their church, and I keep nonmembers aware of what they’re missing.
What is one thing that few people know about you?
I’ve met Jerry Mathers and Wally Dow (Beaver and Wally Cleaver).
Describe Oak Hill UMC in one word.