August 3, 2016 // Local

Office of Communications expands coverage with new staff

The addition of three staff members to the Office of Communications of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend equips it to provide expanded coverage of Catholic news and events on multiple platforms.

Molly Gettinger

Molly Gettinger joins the team as communications/brand specialist. A Today’s Catholic writer for over a year, she also brings three years of experience in the not-for-profit sector — including serving as an AmeriCorps member at Robinson Community Learning Center and working in marketing and development for Family and Children’s Center and its affiliate, the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County. She is a graduate of Holy Cross College, where she studied English and theology.

With a love for writing and a knack for branding and design, her duties include creating and promoting a uniform diocesan brand. She will be based primarily at the St. John Paul II Center in Mishawaka.

Gettinger currently resides in South Bend with her husband, Joe. She can be reached at [email protected] or 574-968-2438.

Emily Mae Schmid

Emily Mae Schmid is the social media manager. She has three years of social media experience and will share her time with Verily Magazine, where she has worked for almost two years. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied English.

Schmid is excited to share the news of the diocese across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and hopes to see her work strengthen communities and reach new people. She is inspired by the work of Bishop Robert Barron and his mission to evangelize the culture and spread the faith where it is needed most.

Having grown up in the South Bend area, she attended Saint Joseph’s High School. She is engaged to be married in June 2017.

Schmid will work out of both the Archbishop Noll Center in Fort Wayne and the St. John Paul II Center, as well as remotely. She hopes to be active throughout the diocese as she helps parishes strengthen their online presence to build up their communities. She can be reached at [email protected].

Jodi Marlin

Jodi Marlin is the publication manager. She will act as editor of Today’s Catholic newspaper and assist with parish-level development of news and event coverage. She will be based at the Archbishop Noll Center.

Marlin brings to the position numerous years of reporting experience at local and regional daily, weekly and monthly publications, including Today’s Catholic. Most recently she served as editor of a national municipal magazine. She has a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish, a master’s certificate in translation and is an Education for Ministry graduate. She also worked at her former parish as the director of religious education, Hispanic Ministry coordinator and foreign language teacher.

She and her husband, Philip, are members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Contact her at 260- 456-2824, ext. 3373, or [email protected].

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