Digital Evangelism 101
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Hear from a panel of experts who engage in digital evangelism through a variety of styles.
Thursday, May 26 9am PDT
Charlotte Sanchez (Director of Digital Evangelism Strategy @Luis Palau Association)
Charlotte accepted Christ at 15 out of a deep season of depression. She began using the available technologies and arts at her disposal to share the Gospel. Creating videos for school projects, designing testimony booklets and church invitations, and leading friends to Christ on Instant Messenger were a part of her high school experience. She felt the call of God to, “Tell my story,” and began sharpening skills to tell that story.
Jason Vanderground (President @HAVEN)
Jason joined HAVEN as President in April 2021. He provides overall strategic, client and staff leadership for the firm, working alongside Bill McKendry, Founder and Chief Creative Officer.
HAVEN is the lead agency for the He Gets Us Campaign, providing overall management as well as strategic and creative direction.
Jason and Bill have a professional relationship that spans nearly 25 years. Jason previously spent 10 years working for Bill McKendry at Hanon McKendry, a ground-breaking firm out of Grand Rapids, which grew to be one of the largest marketing firms in Michigan. While there, Jason served as the lead consultant for the firm’s issue, cause and non-profit clients. Following this role, Jason’s career took him to a variety of marketing leadership positions. During that same period, he earned an MBA from Western Michigan University.
Jason brings vast expertise in brand and marketing communication strategy, implementation and management for many national and global brands.
Kirby Kelly (Lifestyle Content Creator )
Hey everyone, my name is Kirby Kelly! I am a 24 year old Christian and Lifestyle Content Creator from Dallas, Texas who loves all things faith, fashion, food, and fun. I am also happily married to my amazing husband, Richard, and we love showcasing our lives on all of our platforms. Currently, I am also earning my Masters in Theology at DBU. If I am not talking to a camera or posting content online, you can find me preaching and speaking at conferences, churches, and events all over the world! Feel free to also check me out on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter at @kirbyisaboss and stream my podcast, Bought + Beloved, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts every Wednesday!
Nick Parker (African Partnerships Manager @Christian Vision)
Having studied Public Relations, Nick spent four years working in the production and events industry before joining CV’s community department in 2013. Initially, he served as a Community Specialist before becoming Community Manager. At the beginning of this year, Nick transitioned into his new role, heading up all African Partnerships.
Nick lives in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. He is married to his wife of eight years, Kerryn, and together they have a son, Caden. He is passionate about Jesus, people, music, fitness and coffee.