Hello, I'm Sherry!
Social Media Consultant & Strategist
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Developing Social Media Strategies for your Parish, Diocese or School!
Hello, I am Sherry Hayes-Pierce! I can help your parish, diocese or school to develop social media strategies to more effectively engage your community!
Why Does your Church Need Social Media?
According to recent census numbers 50% of our population is under 30 years old, they are the future of our faith and your parish's longevity. Like it or not they are more comfortable communicating via social media or digital portals of communication. Bishop Paul Tighe, Adjunct-Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture In a recent episode of the Catholic Broadcast Network show InterNos, said it best “My nieces and nephews spend increasingly long hours of their lives in the digital arena. If the church isn’t present in a sufficiently sophisticated manner, then Christ is going to be missing from a huge aspect of their lives. So, for us, it’s about knowing: How do we engage people? How do we bring the presence of Christ into a different kind of environment”. Creating social media ministries within your parishes helps you engage.
I am a practicing Catholic at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach, CA., where I use my time and talent as a lector, social media minister and various other ministries. Sharing my knowledge of using social media to help companies use it to market their businesses has afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and Australia for the last 6 years. Hoping to answer the Pope's call to the laity to help to grow our church, I launched Church Social Tips to turn my talents toward helping Catholic parishes to harness the power of social media to inspire, inform and engage their members!