Shelby Winchell hired as Conference Social Media/Web Specialist
Shelby Winchell joins the Conference Communications Team as the Social Media/Web Specialist for the Upper New York Conference. She replaces Karen Campolieto and Ashley Riddell who were both part-time communicators with additional responsibilities in other ministry areas. Karen was promoted to the Media Resource Center Coordinator and Archives Assistant; Ashely Riddell is relocating later this winter and will be helping to train Shelby in the website functions she will be handling.
Shelby is a former television news reporter and also has a background in higher education and running a not-for-profit community center.
Shelby is married with two children; her son, A.J., just turned 7 and her daughter, Savannah, is 5. Shelby is active in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at her children’s school and still manages to report on a freelance basis. Her husband, Mike, is a high school teacher and a published author.
Shelby is ecstatic to share her journalistic background with the UNY Conference. “I really enjoy telling others’ stories. People are the heart and soul of all organizations and events. We can all learn from one another. I’m beyond excited to share those stories on social media and grow the Conference’s presence using platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.”
Steve Hustedt, Director of Communications and Shelby’s supervisor is happy to have Shelby on board. He said, ”Shelby is an experienced story teller who will help us take our social media and other communications to the next level. We are excited to have her join the team, and we look forward to seeing continued improvement in how we tell the story of the United Methodist Church in Upper New York.”