Caela Collins has joined the staff of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut as its new Digital Storyteller. Her desk is located at The Commons in Meriden and she began work November 15.
Caela graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.A. in business, media arts management, double minoring in public relations and studio art. She is a trained studio artist, art director, and writer who has extensive experience with social media. She was a contributing writer for Breakthrough, a human rights organization, on its storytelling platform Our Stories in Vivid Color. She also is a Story Director with Written Out Loud, a storytelling program where creative kids become published authors by writing their stories together. Caela is a self-published author of a children’s book titled, Food is Love.
“It has been a great joy to welcome Caela Collins to the staff of ECCT as our new Digital Storyteller. From our first conversation, Caela came through as a gifted communications artist and storyteller,” said the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Mello, Bishop Diocesan. “She brings a passion for telling the story of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and a deep desire to help ECCT share the Good News. In our interview, I saw this passion firsthand as she offered ideas on our social media strategy and ways we might better connect in the digital world. I look forward to watching Caela bring her gifts to bear on our behalf.”
“Being a writer is knowing that words wield power. There is a certain responsibility that comes with being a Storyteller because it has the influence to mold minds and shift perspectives,” said Caela. “I know that my creative ability to convey various messaging is a God-given talent. Therefore, I do my best to use it as a vehicle to build connection, hold space for vulnerability, and spread heartfelt positivity!”
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