The Diocese of Palm Beach is pleased to announce the restructuring of our Diocesan Communications Office to encompass communications, marketing and social media efforts. Leading the efforts of the Diocese in this area will be the newly appointed Director of Communications, Marketing & Social Media, Mrs. Jennifer M. Trefelner APR, CPRC. The Communications Office will coordinate communications for the Bishop as well as all marketing and social media efforts of the Diocese of Palm Beach.
Jennifer has been with the Diocese of Palm Beach for the past 15 years, serving as the Director of Institutional Advancement at John Carroll High School and as the Online Communications Consultant for the Office of Catholic Schools. In addition, she possesses an Accreditation in Public Relations and is a Certified Public Relations Counselor.
Jennifer is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Counselors Network and has earned numerous awards for her accomplishments, including several FPRA Image Awards and Awards of Distinction. She is also a member of the National Catholic Education Association Advisory Council and has been selected as presenter for several years at the NCEA Annual Convention and at the Institute for Catholic School Leaders.
The Director of Communications, Marketing & Social Media serves as the designated spokesperson for the Diocese in addition to managing media inquiries, public relations, and new marketing initiatives. The Communications Office serves to keep the community informed of diocesan initiatives, as well as initiatives from the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In addition, the Office of Communications oversees the production of the weekly televised celebration of the Mass for shut-ins, the Florida Catholic newspaper (Palm Beach edition), Diocesan digital and printed materials and will initiate a comprehensive plan to coordinate information disseminated on the Diocesan website and social media sites.
Jennifer will join our staff on Monday July 30th. Please join me in welcoming her as the Director of Communications, Marketing & Social Media. She can be reached at JTrefelner@diocesepb.org or by calling (561) 775-9529.
The Staff of the Communications Department is as follows:
Director of Communications, Marketing and Social Media: Mrs. Jennifer Trefelner x9529
Creative Arts Coordinator: Elizabeth Merizzi x9517
Social & Digital Media Marketing Assistant: Cynthia Pashley x9528
Florida Catholic Editor & Photographer: Linda Reeves x9528