We Are A Christian Advertising Marketing Agency that Specializes in Churches


To fulfill our part of the Great Commission in the local church through digital technology.

Our Approach to Serving Churches


We are the most innovative all-in-one digital marketing solution for churches. From our industry-leading digital strategy to our knowledgeable account management team, and our client portals and dashboards, excellence is always our expectation. We combine powerful outreach efforts with all the analytics of your online assets to deliver engaged leads and effortless follow-up options.

With our remote communications outsourcing, we’ll step in and fill any gaps in your communications department. All the while, our R&D team relentlessly pursues new technologies in the interest of growing churches and furthering the Kingdom. No matter your church’s size or stage of growth, we’re ready to help craft a customized offering that fits your organization’s budget and goals.


We help churches reach people online.


We hold the church's health above our need for revenue and guide them to what they need when they need it, even when that delays them from retaining us.

We believe in hard work, respect, candor, trust, and we put others before ourselves. We tackle tough issues with mutual respect.

We create and source the latest and greatest technology.

We make informed decisions using concrete analytics, rather than relying on guesswork or hunches.

We strive to provide thoughtful and prompt answers to client questions within one business day. We strive to respond to internal communications in a timely fashion.

We immediately offer “make goods” when a mistake has been made, or we’ve failed to deliver on a promise.

We slow down and do things right the first time and never shortcut a step in a multi-step process. We triple check our work product.

Meet the Team


The partners of Missional Marketing have deep working relationships going back over 25 years. They love the local church and have been on staff, active volunteers, and group participants for many years. They’re passionate about healthy church growth and grateful to play their part in The Great Commission.
Jason Hamrock Missional Marketing Jason Hamrock CEO / Partner
Jason Hamrock Jason guides the vision for how Missional Marketing can best serve our clients and church partners. He leads our coaching team as they serve our clients. He has met with and consulted hundreds of churches all over the country. He was a Communications Director for 11 years at a megachurch named Central Christian Church of Arizona. He speaks at conferences throughout the year and on our podcast. From 1991-1995, he played football on a scholarship with Northern Iowa where he studied communications and marketing. He joined Missional Marketing in 2015 and was named CEO in July, 2017.
Chuck Donnels Missional Marketing Chuck Donnels COO / Partner
Chuck Donnels Chuck directs the delivery of our subscription and advertising services. He’s an expert in Google AdWords, Google Grants, and gleaning actionable insights from Google Analytics and Search Console. Along with his extensive knowledge in setting up and tracking website conversion goals, Chuck uses cutting edge tools such as Heat Maps and Funnel Analytics to improve website performance. Chuck has a master’s degree from Stanford.
Kevin Peck Missional Marketing Kevin Peck CFO / Partner
Kevin Peck Kevin oversees our finance and accounting activities including accounts payable and accounts receivable. He also oversees our CRM and is actively involved in onboarding new church clients by serving as a presenter at many of our traveling church luncheons. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue.
Earl Ricker Missional Marketing Earl Ricker R & D Director / Partner
Earl Ricker Earl keeps us in step with the ever-advancing technology curve as the architect of many of our most innovative products and services. He frequently serves as Senior Project Manager on our larger, more complex projects. He’s among our most knowledgeable team members on the topics of SEO and SEO Content and is also the partner responsible for the delivery of websites built by our outstanding development team. Earl has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University.

Account Management Team

Our Account Management personnel generally possess intermediate technical skills and Google certifications, enabling them to speak authoritatively about our services and even assist with production. More commonly referred to as "Church Growth Strategists”, this team of experts is fully equipped to help guide your organization through all seasons of growth.
Brittany Wiggins Missional Marketing Brittany Wiggins General Manager
Brittany Wiggins Brittany is the General Manager of Missional Marketing. She serves the organization by overseeing daily business activities, improving overall business functions, managing budgets, onboarding new team members, developing strategic plans for sales and marketing, and communicating business goals. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Communications and possesses deep SEO knowledge with certified skills from SEMRush Academy.
Belinda Boydston Missional Marketing Belinda Boydston Project Manager
Belinda Boydston Belinda has over 18 years of experience in web development and is an experienced Project Manager who oversees our Local SEO, On-Page SEO, and Website Builds. She generates reports to keep our church clients informed about the progress of the work. She also manages the tasks assigned to developers, graphic designers, writers, and SEO specialists. Belinda graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Arts (M.A.) from Pensacola Christian College.
Bart Blair Missional Marketing Bart Blair Account Manager
Bart Blair With 17 years of experience in church planting and pastoral ministry, Bart works with church leaders to plan and execute effective digital outreach strategies in order to reach more people and grow the local church. You may recognize him as one of several presenters for our church leader luncheons. He has a clear calling and gifting in helping churches turn their focus towards impacting communities for Jesus and understands the need to prioritize marketing efforts based on an organization’s unique circumstances. Bart is ordained in the Charis Fellowship of Churches.
David Thorne Missional Marketing David Thorne Account Manager
David Thorne David is an Account Manager on special projects and has worked with Missional Marketing since 2017. He’s also among our top producers of SEO Content writing. David is working on a doctorate in leadership studies and has master's degrees in management and leadership, counseling, and practical theology.
Maddie Hall - Account Manager Maddie Hall Account Manager
Maddie Hall Maddie is currently the Communications Director for Northview, a multi-campus megachurch in Indianapolis, IN. She has served on staff for many years, and has also led their digital efforts as the Digital Director. Previously, Maddie worked for Chick-fil-A as a marketing consultant. She has an MBA from John Brown Universi- ty and a marketing degree from Anderson University. Maddie is joining the team at Missional Marketing, where she can continue to serve churches and help them reach more people so they can discover Jesus.
Gordon Missional Marketing Gordon Fry Account Manager
Gordon Fry With two decades of inside sales, marketing and lead management experience in various industries and married with years of experience as a Pastor, Gordon loves listening and coaching churches to help solve their online problems. Gordon also enjoys educating oversea's Pastors to use technology for the Kingdom of God. Pastor Gordon is part of Christian Collective Ministry which connects people in need with Christians who care using social media and various other online tools.
Robert Rizzo Robert Rizzo Account Manager
Robert Rizzo For over 20 years, Robert has helped churches communicate more effectively with their communities and congregations. Most recently, he served 8 years as Director of Marketing and Communications for a mega church called Sugar Creek Baptist Church. He has also served as a marketing consultant to hundreds of churches in the US, and as a brand manager/marketing contributor for Christian publishers in America, including David C Cook, Group Publishing, Lifeway, and Standard Publishing. He is an ordained minister and holds an MBA in Global Leadership from the University of Texas.
Jennifer Clauser Missional Marketing Jennifer Clauser Account Manager
Jennifer Clauser Jenn is an experienced Church Communications professional who feels her call is to “Curate Content that Calls Hearts” (Jeremiah 1:4-10). She uses that call to creatively extend the Gospel message and strategic vision of the church. Jenn has been featured on Esther Littlefield’s, Christian Women’s Leadership Podcast (Episode 146), The UnSeminary Podcast, speaking on Pandemic Learnings from Church Online, and has been a guest speaker in the She Leads Church Conference in March of 2021. She is passionate about church growth whether that is from the ground up, or through innovative use of creativity, processes, and resources to extend outreach. Jenn sees online as a mission field ready to be reached in the name of Jesus.
Zac Bernauer Zac Bernauer Account Manager
Zac Bernauer Zac Bernauer is an Account Manager at Missional Marketing. Zac brings ministry experience as a Digital Media/Student Pastor for over four years.  Zac has completed his Master's degree in Theological Studies, along with his undergraduate in Pastoral Studies. He is passionate about churches developing their online presence to reach people for the gospel of Jesus.
Colette Smith Missional Marketing Colette Smith Account Manager
Colette Smith Colette is a Church Communications Coach for Missional Marketing. She has over 6 years of church and non-profit marketing experience. Colette will be coaching churches in communications and managing projects to assist with church growth. She has a degree in Marketing from Colorado State University Online.
Brittany Penwell Missional Marketing Brittany Penwell Account Manager
Brittany Penwell Brittany has worked in both the marketplace and the church world. Once she discovered that it's possible to join her passion for the local church and communications—she found her sweet spot! Brittany served as the Director of Communications & Marketing for 2|42 Community Church, a multi-site church in Michigan, for 6 years. Recently, she worked with Subsplash as their Email Marketing Specialist. She's excited to join the mission of the Church to lead people to Jesus.
Nick Schultz Missional Marketing Nick Schultz Account Manager
Nick Schultz Prior to serving as one of our Church Growth Coaches, Nick was a member of our Production Team.  He was responsible for the creative art that churches will use in social media campaigns, as well as building social media campaigns on all platforms.  Nick joined our team with a background in church communications as a former creative and worship director.
Debbie Porter Missional Marketing Debbie Porter Account Coordinator
Debbie Porter Debbie works closely with church clients in deploying new projects to our production team. She will often talk to church clients in following-up with new proposals. She is a Customer Service expert and can answer any question you may have regardless if you are a client of ours or want to learn more. Debbie has been with the company since 2011.
Karen Fitzgerald Missional Marketing Karen Fitzgerald Account Coordinator
Karen Fitzgerald Karen is an administrative assistant to Chuck Donnels, coordinating meetings and proposal follow-ups with our church clients. As a member of the Missional Marketing team since 2013, she serves our Christian business owners through our Church Business Directory platform and digital marketing packages.
Elizabeth Blair - Account Coordinator Missional Marketing Elizabeth Blair Account Coordinator
Elizabeth Blair Elizabeth brings 30 years of business experience to the team.  A thoughtful and passionate business professional with an eye for detail, an ability to spot opportunities and provide value to the businesses she works with.  Elizabeth supports the Missional Marketing team with a variety of online marketing tasks.
Shanna Thompson Shanna Thompson Account Coordinator
Shanna Thompson With more than 15 years of ministry experience, Shanna joined the Missional Marketing team in 2021 as a Coordinator. Shanna not only brings hands-on ministry experience to our team with a background in Children's and Outreach Ministries, but also has extensive experience in Creative Project Management and Communications all within a multi-campus megachurch in Indianapolis, IN. She is excited to help churches plan ahead in order to make the most impact in their local communities across the country.
Megan Oswald Missional Marketing Megan Oswald Project Manager for Nonprofits
Megan Oswald Megan joined the Missional Marketing team in 2022. With over 15 years of management and consulting experience, the last 5 being primarily focused on nonprofit organizations, Megan brings a wealth of understanding and process management experience to the team. She received her B.S. in Business Management from Florida State University and, when she is not assisting clients, she works at her church as the Journey Director, connecting new visitors to groups, volunteer opportunities, and community.

Production Team

Our Production Team personnel perform the technical work for our clients. They possess highly specialized expertise in Google AdWords, Web Design, Web Development, Local SEO, On-Page SEO, SEO Content Creation, and interpreting website analytics and conversion goals. Your most valuable online assets are in safe hands with this team of trusted experts.
Jason Collier Missional Marketing Jason Collier Senior Developer
Jason Collier Jason is our lead senior web developer. His thumbprint is found on every project we undertake. He handles the most complex needs that arise in connection with client work and has a major voice in all of our client-facing production processes. He’s also the senior developer on our proprietary tools and services, including the Keyword Analyzer Tool, The Millennial Content Analyzer Tool, The Sermon Video Library, and the Church Growth Console. Jason has a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Software from The University of Calgary.
Ainsworth Ellis Missional Marketing Ainsworth Ellis Web Designer / Developer
Ainsworth Ellis Ainsworth has been a vital member of our team since 2017. He has 15 years of experience working as a visual designer and can bring any project to life, offering insight and a level of polish that can only come with many years of experience. Ainsworth studied Visual Arts at Centennial College.
Rebecca Powell Missional Marketing Rebecca Powell Graphic Designer
Rebecca Powell Rebecca’s been a graphic designer with Missional Marketing since 2012. She loves using her graphic abilities to reach the unchurched. She takes initial ideas from the client and builds an imagery campaign to not only convey an impactful message but also to reach those who don’t yet understand the client’s purpose and mission. Rebecca graduated with a B.S. one year early from one of the country’s top art and design schools, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Jeremy Katherman Missional Marketing Jeremy Katherman Web Designer / Developer
Jeremy Katherman Jeremy wears many hats at Missional Marketing. He helps with online visuals and improves client SEO and user engagement. He attended Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn State) as a Web Design Specialist and uses the online nature of his work to serve as a bi-vocational pastor and missionary overseas.
Carl Delucia Missional Marketing Carl Delucia Google Ads Specialist
Carl Delucia Carl’s been a part of our Google Ads team since 2017. He is Google AdWords and Google Analytics certified and works daily to optimize AdWords campaigns and resolve issues. He uses industry best practices augmented by artificial intelligence models to sculpt successful campaigns and also handles baseline and keyword research. Carl holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Data Analytics from SUNY Empire State College.
Christine Peck Missional Marketing Christine Peck Google Ads Specialist
Christine Peck Christine has been a part of our Google Ads team since 2014. She plays a crucial role in monitoring and optimizing Google Search Campaigns for Missional Marketing clients. She’s experienced in Google Ads and has held a certification since 2015.
Shay Clinch Missional Marketing Shay Clinch SEO Specialist
Shay Clinch Shay’s been a member of the Missional Marketing team since 2016. He carries out SEO work on both client and Missional Marketing websites. He has 7+ years of experience in SEO and has worked with several companies in-house, and also in-agency. Shay holds a master’s degree in eCommerce from the University of Cork.
Domnick Hadley Domnick Hadley Google Ads Specialist
Domnick Hadley Domnick has worked as a digital media planner/buyer for a host of medium-sized and large-scale brands. Currently a paid Google specialist, Domnick focuses on helping organizations scale and grow their paid marketing efforts. He holds a Master's Degree in Advertising from Syracuse University. He attends Hopes House Christian Ministries in Granada Hills, CA.
Brookolyn Newton Missional Marketing Carly Sandstrom Sermon Video Library Admin
Carly Sandstrom Carly joined the Missional Marketing team in 2020 to assist with our Sermon Video Library services. She assigns SEO metadata and keywords to church sermons so that they can be more easily found in Google.
Alexis Sayers Missional Marketing Alexis Sayers Sermon Video Library Admin
Alexis Sayers Alexis joined the Missional Marketing team in 2020 to assist with our Sermon Video Library services. She provides transcription services and assigns SEO metadata keywords to church sermons so that they can be easily found in Google.
Jordan Cecile Missional Marketing Jordan Cecile SEO Specialist
Jordan Cecile Jordan has been in digital marketing for over 8 years and has helped organizations all over the world to improve their online presence. He specializes in SEO, Online Advertising, User Experience, Web Analytics, & Conversion Rate Optimization. Jordan has his business degree from the University of Western Ontario, and in addition to working with Missional Marketing, he also teaches digital marketing to entrepreneurs at various startup incubators.
Brittany Tate Missional Marketing Brittany Tate Ad Coordinator
Brittany Tate Brittany provides support for Subscription and Sermon Video Library clients. She bridges the gap between church staff and the Missional Marketing team to ensure campaigns launch with timeliness and accuracy to achieve utmost effectiveness in promoting church events, sermon series, and ministries. Brittany also creates, monitors, and manages campaigns at the root level to ensure performance goals are achieved.
Mike Chiapperino Missional Marketing Mike Chiapperino Writer
Mike Chiapperino Mike Chiapperino, with more than 20 years of experience creating a wide array of communications tools for Christian ministries, serves Missional Marketing and its clients by writing blog posts, marketing materials, website content, and other projects. Mike’s passion -- and specialty -- is creating compelling, user-friendly content that engages readers on an emotional level and calls them to action.
Taylor Diaz Missional Marketing Taylor Diaz Local SEO Specialist
Taylor Diaz Taylor specializes in helping churches to be found on Google and other platforms through Local SEO. This includes assisting churches with their Google My Business listing, monitoring search rankings, and creating recommendations on how the church can improve their reputation management. Taylor is passionate about serving the Lord no matter what she is doing. She also serves in the Dominican Republic, helping locally with church communication and social media. 
Patty Welch Missional Marketing Patty Welch Google Ads Specialist
Patty Welch Bio coming soon!
Anna Hurtt Missional Marketing Anna Hurtt Social Media Coordinator
Anna Hurtt Anna has been a social media specialist for 7 years and has written content and created social strategies for a multitude of businesses and organizations. Her background in ministry fuels her passion for helping churches and nonprofits. Anna thrives on building meaningful connections, fostering communities, and sharing the hope and encouragement of Jesus' love to the online world.
Sarah Gibson Missional Marketing Sarah Gibson Dashboard & Conversions Specialist
Sarah Gibson Sarah joined the Missional Marketing team in 2022. She is responsible for managing and implementing all of our dashboard and Google Analytic conversion and reporting. With an eye for detail, she helps Missional Marketing continue to improve analytic processes and feedback to all of our clients.

Administrative Team

Our administrative personnel keeps our billing and general administrative matters on track. They are detailed oriented and service driven, helping to ensure that all our internal processes and procedures are best serving our clients.
Patty Ricker Missional Marketing Patty Ricker Accounts Receivable
Patty Ricker Patty anchors our accounts receivable activities and oversees invoicing for all of our church and business clients. In addition to being on the Missional Marketing team since 2010, she also worked for the iconic advertising agency McCann Erickson for 15 years.
Deanna Grams Missional Marketing Deanna Grams Ad Coordinator
Deanna Grams Deanna works with Christian business owners to create ads for their church business directories and Facebook pages. She also posts ads for churches on their business directory Facebook pages on a weekly basis. She wears many hats in production, including the role of transcribing and posting sermons for church Sermon Video Libraries. She’s worked in customer service since 1982 and has been with Missional Marketing since 2013.
Ashley Burdick Missional Marketing Ashley Burdick Ad Coordinator
Ashley Burdick Having joined Missional Marketing in 2011, Ashley’s main role is serving as a digital campaign coordinator. She manages and monitors Facebook campaigns for clients, regularly earning training certificates for Facebook’s ever-changing platform. She also creates and updates dashboards that allow clients to stay up-to-date with their campaign goals.
Cindi Olson Missional Marketing Cindi Olson Production Coordinator
Cindi Olson Cindi is a production coordinator and serves as an integral part of our Sermon Video Library team. She processes and oversees all sermons as they’re uploaded, assigning critical SEO metadata and strategic keywords on every sermon processed. Cindi also works in the areas of market research, data, and luncheon planning for Missional Marketing. She graduated magna cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Our History

Missional Marketing History Timeline
Missional Marketing was founded in 2008. The first service offered was a church business directory under the brand name Gdirect. At the time, the country was in a deep recession and a business directory provided a good way for churches to engage business leaders.

This initial experience ignited a deep passion for our team to fully utilize Google for the benefit of the local church. As we evolved into a full-blown church marketing agency, we rebranded under the name Missional Marketing. While Gdirect is still our legal name, we now do business as Missional Marketing.

Where We're Located

Four of our five partners are located in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. One partner resides in the suburbs of Sacramento, California.

We have team members located throughout the United States, with several members found in Canada, Ireland, and Malaysia. Our total team size is over 60 people including team members and independent contractors.

We have core team members in Dallas, Texas; Cleveland, Ohio; and New York City. We also have third-party representatives in Northern California.
Missional Marketing Team Locations

We Are A Google Premier Partner

Google Analytics Google Search Mobile Adwords Advertising Google Adwords Youtube Google Tag Manager
Google has recognized many of our team members as Google Ads certified professionals, meaning that they’ve passed various assessments confirming their product expertise. In short, we are exceptionally well qualified to help you grow your church on the web using Google Ads.

Remaining always on the cutting edge of Google tools, our team members possess the following Google Certifications:
  • Google Ads Fundamentals
  • Search Advertising
  • Display Advertising
  • Mobile Advertising
  • Video Advertising

Why We Do Church Marketing

In Luke 15, Jesus tells a series of parables that give us an intimate view of God’s heart for people who are lost. Through the imagery of a lost sheep, a lost coin and a lost son we come to understand that God has a deep love and compassion for those who are far from Him. In Luke 19, Jesus confirms that His primary agenda was to seek and save the lost.

The Lost Sheep

At Missional Marketing, we want to align our agenda with that of Jesus. We want to help churches across North America (and beyond) find lost people and bring them home to a restored relationship with the God who loves them. We believe the local church is a beacon of hope for the world as we represent Jesus Christ to the broken, hurting and misdirected.

We’ve built a team of extremely talented people who could use their talents in a variety of ways, but have chosen to engage in Kingdom-centered work. We believe that helping churches and church leaders to leverage modern digital tools will multiply the number of people finding hope through a relationship with Jesus.

Our Approach to Serving Churches

Our Approach to Serving Churches
  • We value strong communication with our clients.
  • We strive to produce work on time.
  • We keep our clients informed on budgetary progress.
Once a client has chosen to retain us for any one of our products or services, we start our work with a kick-off meeting where we orient the client to the specific details of the job at hand. This usually requires the client to provide us with login credentials to one or several online assets, such as the back-end of their website, their hosting provider, or social media account authorizations.

For several of our more dynamic and complex services, such as web development or On-Page SEO, we provide the client with a weekly progress report via email. We also provide periodic written reports for our subscription and digital advertising services.

If a client has retained us for any one of our subscription-based services, we meet with them every sixty days to review their analytics dashboard and make recommendations with the goal of increasing web traffic and conversions.

If something goes wrong, we make ourselves available to talk. We take pride in our standards of accountability and don’t hide behind emails when resolving any issues that arise during the course of our work. Instead, we look to speak directly with our clients and find the best possible solution for meeting their needs. All of our Account Managers have the authority to approve “make-good” work in the cases where we’ve made a mistake.

Each of our major areas of service has an assigned partner who acts as a Principal in Charge, an Account Manager, and a Project Manager. This ensures meaningful forward momentum on all of our engagements.
ServicePrincipal in ChargeAccount ManagerProject Manager
Website BuildsEarl RickerBrittany WigginsBelinda Boydston
Local SEOEarl RickerBart BlairBelinda Boydston
On-Page SEOEarl RickerBrittany WigginsBelinda Boydston
Website Migration ServicesEarl RickerBrittany WigginsBelinda Boydston
Google AdvertisingChuck DonnelsChristine PeckAshley Burdick
Sermon Video LibraryChuck DonnelsBrittany TateBelinda Boydston
Interruptive Online AdsChuck DonnelsRebecca PowellBrittany Tate
Analytics & Search Console SubscriptionChuck DonnelsBrittany TateBelinda Boydston