Dr. Callie LongThe Life and Mission Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Callie Long as the Associate Secretary for Communications. The appointment took effect on October 3, 2022.

Callie brings a broad constellation of skills and much experience to this role. She is a collaborative communications professional and a former journalist with a background in faith-based communication in Canada and internationally. Callie’s experience includes a term as a media consultant for the World Health Organization, a senior producer for the United Church of Canada’s national TV program and as a Communications Officer for the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance (World Council of Churches).

Callie has a Ph.D. from Brock University in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program and a M.A. in Intercultural and International Communications from Royal Roads University.

Callie’s approach to communications focuses on the power of stories and how the stories we tell can shape and add meaning to our lives. She is looking forward to “supporting the communications priorities of the PCC, including the institutional and theological messages from the General Assembly and its committees, and the mission work as expressed through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing and Presbyterian World Service & Development.”

The Life and Mission Agency looks forward to the many contributions Callie will make to the continuing ministry of Christ through the work of the Communications department.

Thank you for warmly welcoming Callie to her new role.

—The Rev. Ian Ross-McDonald,
General Secretary, Life and Mission Agency