Jenny Williams, director of communications at Bethany Theological Seminary, has resigned her position as of March 27, 2020. She has been a member of the Institutional Advancement Department since coming to Bethany in August 2008.
With a background in advancement services, Williams was hired as advancement office coordinator and coordinator of church relations. As part of her primary role in maintaining constituent records, she managed gift receipting, reporting, and communication with donors and churches. She also resumed database management during periods of staffing changes in later years.
In July 2011, Williams was promoted to director of communications with responsibility for oversight of Bethany’s brand and media presence, including chairing the Communications Committee. During her tenure, she served as editor of Wonder & Word magazine, managed advertising campaigns, provided news coverage, and produced and edited print and digital publicity. Additional responsibilities included coordinating the building of two websites, the Seminary’s rebranding process in 2018, and Bethany’s yearly presence at Annual Conference. She also served as director of alumni relations from 2011-2015.
Jonathan Graham has been named director of marketing and communications at Bethany Seminary, beginning April 1, 2020. He brings a wide range of experience in integrated marketing, creating print and digital content, and creative direction, including fifteen years in higher education.
Most recently Graham was associate vice president for marketing and communications at Earlham College. He previously worked for the University of Oregon as director of publications and held positions in marketing and communications for two professional theaters in the Washington, DC, area. As a writer and editor, he has earned several awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Having earned an MFA in theater arts from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Graham also has a background as a playwright and teacher. He is the author of thirty produced plays, and several of his works have been published and won contests. He has taught courses in creative writing and theater at Earlham College and Southern Illinois University. Graham lives in Richmond, Indiana, with his family.