Communications Team

The BUV Communications team exists to facilitate and build capacity for connectedness and communication among Victorian Baptists. The team at the BUV Office provides support and expertise in areas ranging from internal and external communications, media relations, social networking, online communications, web communications, public relations, graphic design and visual communications, event management, branding and identity, social issues and networking. Our aim is to add value to leaders and Baptist Churches through delivery of high quality communications vehicles, products, network facilitation and strategic advice.

For resources to help you with Communications see our Communications Resources page

Meet the Team:
Melissa Rule, Head of Communications

Melissa’s role is to facilitate communications and organise major events for the BUV. After finishing her Bachelor of Business (Marketing), she worked in several marketing roles, including Marketing at Cadbury Schweppes. Melissa then started her own business in Marketing Consulting and worked for several Not for Profit organisations including World Vision Australia, Parks Victoria, Here for Life, largely on event based work. After having children, Melissa took on a role as Families Coordinator at Camberwell Baptist Church for two years, linking the playgroup and kindergarten families with the church.

Jesslyn Hii, Communications Manager

Jess has over 10 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. Jess speaks three languages and is currently trying her hand at Korean. 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 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 she looks forward to welcoming and meeting our extended and diverse BUV family at these occasions.

How Church and Specialist Ministry Leaders can contact and access BUV Communications Team expertise and support:

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