The BUV Communications team curates the content for all BUV communications, coordinates and facilitates all BUV events and training, as well as managing partnership development. We provide support and expertise to both the BUV Support Hub and churches in areas ranging from internal and external communications, social networking, online and web communications, graphic design and visual communications, event management, branding and identity, partnership development, and media and public relations. Our aim is to build capacity for connectedness and communication among Victorian Baptists.
P: (03) 9880 6155
Melissa Rule, Head of Communications
Melissa has worked in marketing and communications roles for over 30 years across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. In the corporate sector, Melissa held marketing roles in both retail and fast moving consumer goods, culminating in her role as Marketing Manager for Cadbury Schweppes. Melissa has also consulted to many corporate and not-for-profit organisations while operating her own marketing services business. While raising her 3 children, Melissa took on a role as Families Coordinator at Camberwell Baptist Church, working to create connection between playgroup/kindergarten and church families. Melissa joined the Baptist Union Support Hub team in 2012 and has been in her current role since 2018. When not at work, Melissa spends most of her time driving her 3 teenage children to sporting activities!
Jesslyn Hii, Communications Manager
Jess has over 15 years of experience developing strategic and results-driven marketing campaigns for not-for-profit organisations. She is passionate about telling stories which helps people connect and make the world a better place. At BUV, Jess looks after the communication channels and is excited to use her creativity gifts to deliver communications that best engage and serve the Baptist community in Victoria. When she is not busy finessing the final artwork of the latest brochure, Jess enjoys cooking for her family and exploring the Melbourne food scene.
Louise Richmond, Events and Training Coordinator
Louise has worked as a Project or Events Manager in a variety of industries and her high level organisational and communication skills along with a great attention to detail and a customer service focus to deliver a professional result have seen her succeed in many different areas. At the BUV Louise looks after the planning and management of our many different and varied events and training offerings and she looks forward to welcoming and meeting our extended and diverse BUV family at these occasions.