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Katie Allred

Online school can feel lonely at times. Can we get an amen?! At Ascent College, we want you to know that our professors are so much more than proctors of online course shells. They are true experts at their craft, active ministry leaders, and deeply committed to your spiritual development and academic success. And they’re real people with funny hobbies, prayerful dreams, and unique journeys that contribute to how they show up in life, in ministry, and in their academic leadership as invaluable members of the Ascent College faculty. 

Today, we welcome you to the opportunity to get to know Professor Katie Allred a bit more. Read some tidbits from a recent interview we did for social media below!

HOW ARE YOU INVOLVED IN MINISTRY? 

I’m actively engaged in ministry through various channels. I founded ChurchCommunications.com in 2015, which has grown into a highly engaged community with over 30,000 church leaders worldwide. We are deeply committed to helping churches improve communication strategies to reach their congregations and communities.

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WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF? 

When I am not working, I love diving into various hobbies. In addition to performing improv comedy, I also enjoy exploring new communication tools and technologies. I am always looking for innovative ways to connect and engage with people. When I was nine, I even started a Harry Potter forum, which gained international fame and allowed me to share the gospel with thousands of people online.

WHAT WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT DO YOU HAVE FOR OUR STUDENTS?

To all my students: remember, communication is more than just a service department; it’s a ministry itself. Your work in communicating clearly and effectively is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your congregation and community. Even when you feel unseen, know that your efforts are invaluable. Keep pushing forward, finding new ways to share the gospel until the world hears.

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WANT TO TAKE A CLASS WITH PROFESSOR ALLRED? 

Currently, Professor Allred teaches the following courses at Ascent College: 

  • COM201 Church Communications

I teach various classes at different universities and online at ChurchCommunications.com that cover essential topics for church communicators, including:

  • Social Media Strategy: Leveraging platforms like Facebook to engage congregations.
  • Digital Marketing: Using SEO, content strategy, and email marketing to reach and connect with people.
  • Communication Strategy: Develop comprehensive communication plans that align with church goals and missions.

We want you to have every opportunity to engage with professors like Katie Allred and get to know them. We challenge you to embrace the invitations to Zoom meetings and chit-chat in the #CONNECTNOW Facebook group. Be intentional about building relationships with staff, faculty, and fellow students as like-minded pursuers of Christ and God’s call into ministry. We are all in this together, and we are truly #bettertogether!