Date: 2007 – 2010
The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights. FAN is a grassroots organization amplifying the justice efforts of Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people around the country based on the life and teaching of the medieval Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi and their calls for compassion for the poor and for creation.
I was fortunate to be part of the inaugural staff for this ministry which is based in Washington, D.C. I served FAN from 2007-10 as its Digital Communications and Outreach Coordinator. During this formative period for the organization, I collaborated in the development of a vision and implementation of the initial website and online presence for the organization along with the deployment of a related database as well as online communication and social networking efforts. Drawing upon by background in Franciscan spirituality, theology and ministry I collaborated in the development of programmatic content for organization and for the new website. (Here is a sample.)
Additionally, I oversaw FAN’s IT and technical needs, managing third-party vendors and related relationships.