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I have found Steve’s insight into all things digital to be very helpful in adjusting to ministry being largely online. I put his recommendation for handling bulk emails to the test and have found it to be a good fit for my congregation as we moved to mostly emails for our newsletter and church-wide communication.
Rev. Ginger Howe Isom
United Methodist Clergy
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Rev. Steven D. Martin has served United Methodist Churches as pastor for twenty years and is a graduate of Candler School of Theology. He is the founder of the Lakelands Institute, an organization providing e-learning resources for pastors and church professionals. He brings his expertise in theology, the intersection of faith and politics, and media production to bear upon today’s most challenging problems.
He has produced several films for public television; his writing has appeared in America’s top national media outlets including the Washington Post and USA Today. Steven has served as the Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of Churches in Washington, DC. He speaks frequently at churches, seminaries, and conventions across the US.