Case Study: Woodmen Valley ChapelDirector Of Communications/Connect Pastor/Technology Solutions Director
WOODMEN BRANDING PROJECT
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS,
• Team Building
• Creative Direction
• Design Options
• Sub-brand Design
As Communications Director I put an ad hoc team together and creative directed the entire rebranding process. The team consisted of branding experts from our congregation, key staff and our design team. Working directly with the Woodmen Lead Team, I guided the team through understanding Woodmen’s unique vision and helped brainstorm brand distinctives before we jumped into design concepts. As a member of the design team I also provided multiple design solutions.
This project took Woodmen from an outdated brand and design aesthetic to implementing a modern representation of the new Woodmen vision and values. By tapping into accessible church experts I was able to save the church a projected $10,000 that an external firm would normally charge to provide a similar level of branding input and expertise.
Woodmen now enjoys the benefits of a vision-soaked brand that is instantly recognizable and equips attenders to share the Woodmen vision by simply discussing the logo graphic.
CONNECT PASTOR & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DIRECTOR,
• Team Building & Management
• Cultural Development & Presentation
• Strategic Planning
• Physical Touch-point Design
• Volunteer Recruiting
• Support Systems Development
The Woodmen Lead Team asked me to take on the creation of a new ministry to help people develop personal connections. With a unique vision to intentionally develop space between gathering to worship and growing deeper, this new ministry opportunity needed clarity around the idea. I was able to establish and lead the Connect team in generating written cultural distinctives to guide the staff and ministry partners.
As the leader of this new initiative I presented these concepts to the elder board, staff and potential volunteers on multiple occasions. In those presentations I both cast the vision for the opportunity as well as provided a detailed explanation of how the vision would be accomplished.
In the first seven months of implementation we developed and trained over 50 volunteers and gave over 250 Woodmen attenders the opportunity to make more personal connections. This unique vision is now being expanded to all Woodmen campuses across Colorado Springs.
CONNECT MINISTRY DEVELOPMENT
Connect@Woodmen Vision Presentation Slide Deck
CONTENT CREATION & DESIGN PROJECTS:
It is not very often you get to work for/with someone like Bill. His leadership is second to none. Bill is the kind of leader that gets the highest respect from his peers and his employees will do anything they can for him – because they want to.Keith G
Bill’s attention to detail, productivity, quality as well as loyalty to those directly junior to him is, in my experience, without comparison. Bill regularly takes time to maintain the health and cohesion of his design and production team, while never downgrading his value for excellence and timeliness in terms of the final product for which they are responsible.Andrew S
Bill has been an excellent example of the marriage of creative arts and task management. He has a great mind and eye for graphic design with a marketing flare. Everything he creates is very professionally done.Scott M