Advertising staffers support the DCR’s mission to share the good news
By Denver Catholic Register
THE Denver Catholic Register’s advertising and operations team, from left: Jim Johanning, Christine Kaferly, Chad Andrzejewski, Mary Anne Trujillo, Linda Engel, Michael O’Neill and Kim Grace. As is apparent from their “thoughts” during the photo session, they have serious fun while helping to support the DCR with some $700,000 a year in advertising.
Here is the final column in the series introducing you to the staffers who produce the Denver Catholic Register. The Register is currently in the midst of its annual Join the Mission stewardship campaign, whereby readers who get the Register complimentary as part of parish membership are invited to voluntarily contribute the yearly subscription cost of $35 to help offset expenses.
This week’s column features the operations manager, and the advertising manager and sales representatives.
What do you like best about working for the Denver Catholic Register?
“For me, it’s the knowledge that my labor is one of working for the greater good, rather than just selling ads. Over the years I have worked for a number of major metro daily newspapers and more than a few national magazines. While I was successful, there was always something missing; what I was doing had little meaning. Working on the Denver Catholic Register changed all that by adding purpose to what I do. Helping the Church to spread the word of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is reason enough to come to work every day.”
“The thing I like best about working for the Denver Catholic Register is the opportunity to perform work that is intended simply to make other people’s lives better, rather than making a profit. Knowing that I am working for a newspaper whose goal is to provide information that helps our readers live their faith in a deeper way is extremely gratifying.”
“There are so many things I like best—working for a paper I love whose mission is to share the good news of the Gospel; the people with whom I labor make the days here a joy; and collaborating with our advertisers and helping them to promote their business in the best way possible. I enjoy the intensity of the weekly deadlines, the special issues, the cycles of the seasons, getting to know our advertisers and praying for the needs presented to me. I count it an honor and a privilege to be here.”
“In my job as the ad rep for the archdiocesan parishes with schools, I am happy to help support Catholic education and all the dedicated teachers and administrators to ‘get the word out’ about their great programs. I’m grateful to work on one of the oldest newspapers in Colorado, and every day I am reminded of the tradition of service to our Catholic community. As an added bonus, the editorial and advertising staff is a terrific group of people to work with!”
Mary Anne Trujillo
“I enjoy working for the Denver Catholic Register for many reasons. I especially appreciate the fact that I am serving the Catholic community and quality businesses. It is such a blessing to walk through the front doors of the Pastoral Center and stop at the chapel before I start my day in the Communications Office. Working at the Denver Catholic Register is my dream job because I am doing what I love the most—serving God and working to the best of my ability taking special care of the parishes, businesses and other people that I represent.”
“The philosophy of the Denver Catholic Register to apply good business practices to our advertising community and to provide an uplifting foundation to our readers makes working for the Register a true pleasure!”
"One of the most significant reasons for me going to work for the Denver Catholic Register is the environment. First, the grounds at the chancery where are offices are located are very beautiful during all of the seasons. Second, we work in a fastpaced industry that challenges us to use our resources effectively and responsibly to communicate the good news to our readership quickly. Finally, and most important, we work for the Church and she calls each of us to charity among one another as we seek to discern God’s will in our daily lives. Ideally, every work environment would have a similar mission but I believe we are truly blessed by our natural surroundings as well as by our participation in the mission of the Church."