Consolidation of Public Affairs Department and of Office of Communication Services
The new name of the department is Church Communication Department
Communication from Gabriele Sirtl, Director of the Europe Area Public Affairs Department:
To all NDPACs and PA Priesthood Advisers in the Europe Area
Dear sisters and brothers,
I learned this morning that effective immediately, the Public Affairs Committee and the Communication Services Committee of the Church will be consolidated into the Church Communication Committee, chaired by Elder Ronald A. Rasband, with Elders Gary E. Stevenson and Gerrit W. Gong as additional committee members.
On May 1, the Public Affairs Department and the Office of Communication Services will be merged to form the Church Communication Department, with Elder Jack N. Gerard as executive director, Elders Randy D. Funk and Allen D. Haynie as assistant executive directors, Richard E. Turley Jr. as managing director, and Michael G. Colemere as associate managing director.
We will be informed over the next few weeks from HQ how this new organization will be structured and what the impact will be for us in the Europe Area. When we receive additional information, we will inform you accordingly.
We live in wonderful, exciting times.
With best regards,
Director, Europe Area Public Affairs
(sent by email on 10 April, 2019)