Danielle Williams Named Director of The Center for Communication

Danielle WilliamsDanielle Williams has accepted the position of Director for the newly created Center for Communication in the Arkansas Annual Conference.

Bishop Gary Mueller commented, “Communicating with congregations, enabling congregations to connect with their mission field and implementing strategic ways to share the Good News of Jesus’ love with ‘nones, dones and never-have-beens’ is essential as the Arkansas Annual Conference carries out our trajectory of creating vital congregations that make disciples of Jesus Christ, who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world. I am excited to welcome Danielle, because she is uniquely gifted and called to lead us in the exciting task of communicating in a technological world. She has an educational background in communications, the experience of leading an annual conference communication team, and a desire for sharing God’s grace. I believe the experience and qualities she brings to this position will enable us to act with passion and excellence.”

Danielle is an Arkansas native who graduated from Hendrix College in International Relations and Global Studies. She also earned two Master’s degrees from Seton Hall University; one in Strategic Communications and a second in Diplomacy and International Relations. She worked with several annual conference campaigns raising money for “Imagine No Malaria” and has served as Director of Communication for the Northwest Texas Annual Conference. Danielle was First Reserve Lay Delegate to the 2016 General Conference, has served as a member of the Texas Methodist Foundation President’s Advisory Council and has won awards for excellence in communication.

In talking about her new work that begins November 1, Danielle states, “I am elated to have the opportunity to do the work I love in my home conference. After nearly a decade of serving in communication and development roles for The United Methodist Church in 5 conferences, I have been surrounded by amazing mentors, talented colleagues, and passionate leaders. These remarkable individuals have made me a stronger disciple. I am so thankful for the people who are serving the church and I am eager to meet the incredible people God has placed in the Arkansas Conference!”