Bishop Doug is excited to announce that Christopher Hillak is joining the diocesan staff as the part-time Missioner for Digital Communications. In this ten-hour per week position, Christopher will have responsibility for managing our website, creating social media content, and designing the enewsletter. He will also assist with events and the overall branding of the diocese.
Christopher brings to the diocesan team more than eighteen years of experience in marketing campaigns, project management, event planning and coordination, media planning/placement, and information technology through his work in advertising, higher education, publishing, and technology. He is currently employed full time as the Operations Lead at Apple, Inc. A graduate of Indiana University, Christopher earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree with a minor in Religious Studies. He is currently a candidate at Indiana University for the degree of Master of Public Affairs with a concentration in Non-Profit Administration.
Within the diocese, Christopher currently serves as the Senior Warden and on several committees at the Cathedral of Saint James, South Bend. Previously, he was the Music Director and Communications Coordinator at Saint Michael and All Angels, South Bend. He also has served the diocese four times as a delegate to Diocesan Convention, a deputy to Province V Synod, and as a deputy to General Convention where he was the Secretary of the Credentials Committee.
In his free time, Christopher enjoys cheering for the Fighting Irish at soccer matches and other sporting events, playing the piano, enjoying the arts, and traveling. Christopher resides in Osceola, Ind. with his husband, Andrew, and their three dogs and two cats.
Watch the video below where Bishop Doug introduces Christopher Hillak as the new Missioner for Digital Communications.