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Communications Staff

Director of Diocesan Communications
Helen Osman
573.635.9127, ext. 232
512.785.3006

Director of Parish Communications
Ashley Wiskirchen
573.635.9127, ext. 231

Communications Specialist
Erin Boeckmann
573.635.9127, ext. 246


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Communications Staff

Director of Diocesan Communications
Helen Osman
573.635.9127, ext. 232
512.785.3006

Director of Parish Communications
Ashley Wiskirchen
573.635.9127, ext. 231

Communications Specialist
Erin Boeckmann
573.635.9127, ext. 246


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Sharing the Heart of the Church's Mission

Communication and community lie at the heart of the Church's mission because God's self revelation draws every believer into the faith community.

Communication within the Church is about the sharing of faith, the preaching of the Word, the celebration of the sacraments, service to the poor and marginalized, and the union of the larger body.

Human communication in the Church mirrors the communication of the Trinity, the divine community, in whom we discover the fullness of communion and communication.

How We're Serving the Diocese

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Quick Reference for Parish Website Admins: Automated Post Updates + Sample Workflow

By Ashley Wiskirchen | December 10, 2019

As our parishes continue migrating content onto their new parish website (and a few new parishes sign up for the second “wave” of website adoption) I have the unique vantage point of seeing how parishes ranging in size, community make-up, and ministries are communicating with their people. While every parish is unrepeatably unique, it’s so…

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Quick Reference for Parish Website Administrators: Key Takeaways from Onboarding

By Ashley Wiskirchen | November 7, 2019

As common and frequently asked questions arise, I’ll be addressing them in posts on this website, conveniently collected at this link: Quick References for Parish Website Admins. As always, if you have additional questions, please do call or email me; “Better Together” doesn’t just mean being on the same page, but sharing struggles and triumphs…

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Quick reference for Parish Website Administrators: User Roles

By Ashley Wiskirchen | November 5, 2019

As parishes in our diocese begin to onboard and migrate their content from expired websites or create their new site from scratch, I’ve seen some common questions, errors and insights emerging. As these common threads arise, I’d like to address them in the category “Parish Website Admins.” By collecting these posts, we can share information…

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Protecting personal information takes a united effort

By Helen Osman | October 3, 2019

Protecting one’s personal information in an increasingly digital world has required people to become more aware of what they can do to shield such details as banking information or one’s date of birth from digital thieves trying to steal our identity or money. Organizations who receive this personal information for legitimate reasons, such as your…

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Quick Guides: How to find and submit events on the Diocesan website.

By Ashley Wiskirchen | September 5, 2019

Hello, again! It’s been another few weeks of fast-paced projects coming across my desk, thinking strategically on how our ministries can connect people to people, and good progress on the parish website development project. With so many gears turning, our office is hustling and bustling! It’s in these busy times that remembering our mission is…

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When a new task at work blooms into a new-found passion

By Erin Boeckmann | August 7, 2019

I remember in February, the stress of discerning out of the convent, traveling halfway across the country, and moving back home. My time in New Jersey was done, and my goal was to work to continue working with the Church in some capacity. As I sat in the airport terminal, I remember thinking, “So… what…

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You are what you read

By Helen Osman | August 1, 2019

With the rise of social media and digital access to news sources, it can sometimes be challenging to understand the origins of the news stories we encounter. Quite frankly, it can be hard to process the news in today’s world of sensationalized headlines and misdirecting clickbait. This is not to say credentialed sources are obsolete;…

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The keys to Daddy’s Cadillac

By Helen Osman | July 10, 2019

We may not be helping people determine how to invest millions of dollars, but we do have a responsibility to safeguard something also very valuable…

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Transforming the Church, one website at a time.

By Ashley Wiskirchen | July 3, 2019

If you’re joining today to read, I hope you are looking forward some time off this week to celebrate the Fourth of July with your friends and family. Though we have many irons-in-the-fire here, I know our team here is grateful for a break from the everyday routine to reflect on the freedoms and privileges…

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Answering a Few “Frequently Asked Questions”

By Ashley Wiskirchen | June 20, 2019

Answering a Few “Frequently Asked Questions” Readers, it has truly been another full week of projects, and progress. I am so grateful for this platform and the opportunity to provide insight into the day-to-day work we’re tackling in the Communications office. Our Bishop’s goals for the diocese are ambitious, to say the least! Our efforts…

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Why are we doing that? How data is informing our decision making.

By Helen Osman | June 12, 2019

Some companies tout they are “data-driven.” I prefer the term “data-informed.” Knowing what people are doing helps us in answering the next question, which is “Why are they doing that?” But if we only look at the data, sometimes we neglect to ask the bigger question of “Why?” For instance, in 2012 the Center for…

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Communicating Better Together

By Helen Osman | June 7, 2019

Please enjoy this overview of our strategic communications plan, presented by Helen Osman, the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Jefferson City. You can learn more about our progress on building parish branding efforts, developing interactive and engaging parish websites and supporting parish communicators in our “Better Together Branding Initiative” series here on the…

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Communicating Better Together

By Helen Osman | June 7, 2019

Please enjoy this overview of our strategic communications plan, presented by Helen Osman, the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Jefferson City. You can learn more about our progress on building parish branding efforts, developing interactive and engaging parish websites and supporting parish communicators…

Resources

We've collected helpful diocesan resources designed to serve parish communicators and website administrators.

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Parish Website Template Packet for Parish Website Administrators

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