The Most Reverend David J. Bonnar, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has named Ms. Cindee Case, Social Media Minister for the Diocese of Youngstown. As the Social Media Minister, Ms. Case will develop content and suggest creative ways to encourage the faith community to live out their baptismal call of service by using various tools of social communication.
Since February 11, 2002, Cindee has served the Youngstown Diocese as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry. A graduate of Loyola University, New Orleans with a Masters in Pastoral Study with a focus on Youth Ministry/Parish Administration, Ms. Case sees her new position “as a way to take advantage of every media source at our disposal and use social media for the good of the Church.”
In his pastoral letter, “Testify to the Light,” Bishop Bonnar states, “we cannot stop inserting our voice into the world. As a diocese and in our parishes and schools we need to communicate clearly and boldly.” By naming a Social Media Minister Ms. Case can help the Diocese and our parishes to devote greater emphasis to social media.