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The "Geeks for God" are Diocesan staff members Nina Nicholson, Director of Communications & Technology and Randy Johnson, Administrator for Diocesan Ministries, and members of the diocesan Technology Committee.

Recipient of the 2015 Polly Bond Award of Merit from Episcopal Communicators for General Excellence: Blog.

Turn on your smartphone in church on Social Media Sunday, October 25
Posted by Nina Nicholson on October 7, 2015
Last spring I had the opportunity to attend a forum, Journalism in the Age of Smartphones, featuring a panel of professional journalists who launched...
Jan Paxton
Posted by Jan Paxton on September 22, 2015
Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m going to let it shine. That’s the song we sing, and when we think of our church’s website we intend for it to be a...
Posted by Nina Nicholson on September 9, 2015
All websites need a domain name and a web host. These are easy to acquire, but sometimes churches have a hard time keeping track of them – and end up...
Recent posts on the facebook page Episcopal Church Memes
Posted by John Rollins on July 30, 2015
In previous “Geeks for God” blog posts, we’ve stressed the importance for every congregation that is able to have a Facebook page. Facebook, the...
Why your church needs a Google account
Posted by Ken Boccino on July 6, 2015
In Randy Johnson’s blog post, Why your church needs a Google account (February 18, 2015) he discusses three tools of the Google enterprise: Gmail,...
Jan Paxton and John Rollins at GC1997
Posted by John Rollins on June 9, 2015
The Episcopal Church has held 77 General Conventions since 1785. Until the 20th century they were relatively remote events, of little interest except...
So much technology, so little time
Posted by Jan Paxton on May 28, 2015
We have all been there when someone says “I heard about this new technology I think our church should use….” In our present world, a church has to...
Throwback Thursday
Posted by Nina Nicholson on May 14, 2015
Last Saturday morning the diocesan Technology Committee held a Church Communications Workshop at Grace Church in Madison. A small but highly...
How to write a feature article: Notes from the Episcopal Communicators Conferenc
Posted by Nina Nicholson on April 30, 2015
I love publishing feature articles sharing the good stories of what’s happening around our diocese, and judging from website traffic, people love...
The care and feeding of open source CMS websites
Posted by John Rollins on April 15, 2015
A congregation seeking to build its first website or to upgrade an existing one has a wide range of choices. There is traditional HTML with editors...