Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Moes Named Communications Director


Garry Moes
Garry Moes, who has served as Greenville Seminary's director of development and recruiting since 2010, has been named part-time director of communications, beginning in January 2017. An announcement is expected in November concerning a replacement for Mr. Moes in the development director position.

The staffing changes represent a bifurcation of the development officer's duties as the new appointee will retain the focused role of chief fund-raising officer and student recruiter. Mr. Moes will continue to serve as the seminary's public information officer, which has been a major portion of his present duties. He will be responsible for creating and editing of the seminary's print and online publications. These include the monthly e-newsletter GPTS Online; the seminary's online scholarly journal Katekōmen; the printed newsletter Foundations Update; and alumni newsletter Quo Vadis. In addition, Mr. Moes will continue to supervise the GPTS web site. He will also provide editorial consulting services to the faculty and staff and coordinate with the development office and administration on communications.

Mr. Moes has been a professional writer for more than 50 years, including 21 years as a political writer/editor for The Associated Press. He and his wife Karlinda plan to relocate to the West Coast where their five children and 26 grandchildren live. A West Coast office for GPTS will provide the seminary with a greater presence in that area of the country.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Mr. Moes," said GPTS President Joseph Pipa, Jr. "He has served the seminary faithfully for nearly seven years. His wife Karlinda also has been a wonderful asset in our community, doing many different volunteer activities. We will miss them but are glad they will continue to be part of our family."

With the appointment of the new development director, the seminary is returning to a model used prior to the employment of Mr. Moes as first full-time development director — namely, use of a student in that position. Mr. Moes's predecessor was Lou Veiga, a former student and now pastor of a church in Houston, Tex.

The Development Office also includes Development Associate Brenda Benson, the seminary's full-time expert database manager and circulation manager for GPTS Online.