Catch up with Gretchen and purePR out and about speaking about social media, branding, and nonprofit communications strategy.


Lutheran Education Association, National Administrators Conference

St. Louis, Mo.

February, 2014


Northwest District LCMS Administrators Conference

Portland, OR

March, 2014


Phoenix, Arizona WELS Lutheran School In-Service

Phoenix, AZ

May, 2014


Missouri District LCMS Administrators Conference

St. Louis, MO

July, 2014


North Wisconsin District Conference

Trego, WI

August, 2014


Ohio District LCMS Educators’ Conference

October, 2014


Northwest LCMS District Educators’ Conference

October, 2014


In the past …

GOSPEL Conference: All District Education Executives Gathering (LCMS)

Keynote Presenter: Creative a Customer-Centric Culture in Private Schools

Livermore, CA

June 23-24, 2013


Better Business Bureau – Charity Symposium

Featured Panelist: Social Media for Social Good

Hilton Fontenac, St. Louis, MO

August 29, 2013


Southern District Educator’s Conference

Keynote Speaker

New Orleans, LA

August 30, 2013


Michigan District Administrators Conference

Keynote Presenter

Higgins Lake, MI

August 7-9, 2013


St. Charles Community Council

Get on the Brandwagon: Build an internal brand that works

Spencer Road Library, St. Peters, MO

September 5, 2013


Pacific Southwest District (LCMS) Pastor’s Conference

Keynote Presenter

Phoenix, AZ

October 2013


Lutheran Education Association National Convocation

Intensive Workshop Presenter: Branding Your School

Milwaukee, WI

October 23, 2013


Cause for Conversation, a nonprofit communications summit

Featured Keynote

St. Charles, MO

November 12, 2013


Pacific Southwest District (LCMS) Educator’s Conference

Keynote Presenter

Palm Desert, CA

November 2013



Lutheran Education Association – Administrators Conference

[un]Marketing: Why understanding how not to market is essential in building mission-focused brands for times like these

Orlando, FL

January 13-15, 2012


Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Executive Leadership Council

Social Media for “Girls Only”

February 4, 2012

St. Louis, MO


Association of Lutheran Development Executives, National Convention

Get on the BrandWagon, Developing Your Internal Brand Culture

“Please and Thank You” Understanding the Thank You Economy 

February 7, 2012

Minneapolis, MN


Lutheran Foundation

Social Media and the Effective Nonprofit

February 27, 2012

St. Louis, MO


Guest Lecture: Campaign Strategy and New Media

Campaign Strategy and Political Power with Former Governor Bob Holden

Webster University

February 28, 2012


reFUEL: A Children’s Ministry Leadership Summit

Social Media Effectiveness in Family and Children’s Ministry

March 17, 2012

Omaha, NE


Concordia Seminary Admissions Directors – Spring Conference

Social Media and University Recruitment

April 2, 2012

St. Louis, MO


[un]Marketing: A webinar with Lutheran Education Association

April 24, 2012



Social Media Workshop at the Lincoln Park Zoo

May 8, 2012

Chicago, IL


International Student Ministries Conference

2 Day unMarketing and Social Media Workshop

May 25-26, 2012

Kansas City, MO


LCMS Florida Georgia District Convention

Social Media and Real Time Ministry

June 22-24, 2012

Orlando, Florida


Missional Social Media Workshop

June 30, 2012

Ft. Myers, FL


Creative Writing for the Church Workshop

Engaging Social Media Content That Works

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

July 26, 2012


LCMS Florida Georgia District Educators’ Conference

Branding Intensive Speaker and Social Media Workshop

Daytona Beach, FL

September 26-28, 2012


Concordia University Nebraska, Leadership Speaker Series

October 9, 2012

Seward, NE


Wartburg Seminary Annual Fundraising Conference

Keynote Presenter

October 17, 2012

Dubuque, IA


LCMS Pacific Southwest District, Admissions Directors Conference

Featured Presenter

October 23-24, 2012


Christian Benefits Association

Featured Presenter

November 27-28, 2012

Indianapolis, IN


And here’s where Gretchen was in 2011:

Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies/Lutheran CEO Association

Branding and Social Media Symposium

St. Louis, MO

February 4, 2011


Association of Lutheran Development Executives, National Convention

Social Media Seminar, Branding in Missions Keynote

Portland, OR

February 12-13, 2011


Christian Friends of New Americans

Social Media Talk

St. Louis, MO

February 16, 2011


Project School Zone Branding Panel Moderator


March 1, 2011

4:30 p.m. CST

(If you’re in St. Louis, join us live)


Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools

Social Media Seminar

Charleston, SC

March 11-12, 2011


Everyday Evangelism 

UStream Panel Moderator

March 8, 2011

5:30 p.m. CST

(Or if you’re in St. Louis, join us LIVE at Crave Coffeehouse)


Lutheran Educator’s Association, Convocation

Branding Workshop

March 25, 2011

Cincinnati, OH


Cleveland Lutheran High School Association

2-day Branding and Social Media Training

March 29-30, 2011

Cleveland, OH


Project School Zone 

UStream Panel Moderator

April 5, 2011

4:30PM, CST, watch live


King of Kings Lutheran Church

Social Media Training

Omaha, NE

April 14, 2011


Michigan District, LCMS

Social Media District Training Event

Frankenmuth, MI

May 2-3, 2011


FiveTwo WikiConference

Katy, TX

June 21-24, 2011


Children’s Christian Concern Society

Branding and Social Media Seminar

Topeka, KS

August 12-13, 2011


Guest Lecture: Campaign Strategy and New Media

Campaign Strategy and Political Power with Former Governor Bob Holden

Webster University

September 6, 2011


Webinar, Association of Lutheran Development Executives

The ROI of Real Time Engagement


September 13, 2011


Corporate Training: Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Heartland Region

The New Currency: Why social capital out values networking and what it takes to grow investment in your personal brand

St. Louis, MO

September 23, 2011


2011 President’s Convocation, LCMS FL-GA District

Branding and Social Media Workshops

Daytona Beach, FL

September 28-30, 2011


Texas District “Big 8” Schools Conference

Beyond Branding Basics: Defining Your School’s Deep DNA

Austin, TX

November, 2011


Association of Lutheran Development Executives: Chicago Chapter Fall Conference

ROI v ROE: Building smart, sustainable social strategy

Chicago, IL

November 16, 2011


All Lutheran High School Educators Conference

What’s on your mind? Social media, student status, and the need for a “real time” teaching ministry

St. Louis, MO

November 18, 2011


Lutheran Church Extension Fund: Fall Leadership Conference

Engage! The Power of Smart Social Strategy

Raleigh, N.C.

November 19, 2011


Valley Lutheran High School Faculty Training

Branding and Social Media in Education

Phoenix, AZ

November 21, 2011


Southern District Educators Conference

What’s on your mind?
Social media, student status, and the need for a “real time” teaching ministry

New Orleans, LA

November 22, 2011