Dear Church website users,
Terry Plumb-Clark has been on me for a while to add a note of introduction about myself to this newsletter since I took over from the extremely talented and reliable Moira Jones a few months ago. In some area of my life, I don’t mind being quite public. In other areas, I’m inexplicably retiring. In the role of web admin, I suppose I’ve taken a more traditional “behind the scenes” approach. I think that was fine while I was getting used to the duties of this position. Going forward, I believe that the accessibility of the person who tends the digital window into our Church needs to be a priority.
I appreciate the patience you have all shown as I’ve learned which levers and switches cause what to happen on the site and with the newsletter. The mistakes I’ve made have ranged from comical to infuriating (although they may all have landed on one side of the spectrum or the other for you). Some of the additional features I’ve been most excited to implement have had to wait as autumn blew by like a whirling of activities and obligations on the breeze. Why does patience have to take so long to master?!
I have, however, been fortunate to have received some great suggestions from several members of the congregation. That’s exactly what I’m aiming for—openness and interaction when it comes to how you’d like the website to serve all our needs. You don’t have to be a “techie.” You don’t have to know anything about how websites work under the hood. If you have questions about the site, have an idea that you think might be possible, or (gasp!) see something broken, out-of-date, or just plain wonky, let me know. In the future, I’ll build a “contact the web administrator” link in a logical place on the site. For now though, I want all to know that I can be reached directly by phone at 413-884-6163, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thank you all for your indulgence as I settle into this role, and keep the suggestions coming!
Jason Velázquez, Web Administrator