The communications program manages and develops communications efforts in support of the Office of the Bishop and assists the Diocese of Olympia to share its story through the creation of online newsletters and publications, collaboration on content for the diocesan website and development of public relations efforts.

Tell us your story!

Across the Diocese (ATD) is a weekly email newsletter of diocesan and congregation calendar events, news and special announcements of interest to all Episcopalians in Western Washington.

  • ATD is published on Thursday.
  • The deadline each week for inclusion is Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
  • If a photo includes clearly recognizable people please make sure you have on file permission to use the photo (or permission from a parent or guardian for anyone under 18) from each person. 

Please submit your announcement via this form. Our IT and communications blog has more details on getting the best results from your announcement

Congregations: If you have a story or news article you would like considered for posting on the diocesan website, please use the same submission process. If there's no applicable date, please use the current date for those fields. 

For more information or questions about stories for the website or publication in ATD, email the team at

Media Inquiries: Please contact Bianca Smith, Interim Communications Director, at; 206-325-4200 or 415-279-2727.

Kerry Allman

Internet Strategist
206.325.4200 x2021

Sally Gianelli

CRM Administrator
206.325.4200 x2045

Greg Hester

Coordinator for Graphic Design & Video Production
206.325.4200 x2026

Shannon Jergenson

Program Coordinator, Governance, Communications & Special Projects
206.325.4200 x2039

Dede Moore

Canon for Operations
206.325.4200, ext. 2022

Bianca Smith

Interim Communications Director
206.325.4200 x2037