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Susan Jackson Dowd
Communications Coordinator

Susan, PW communications coordinator, has served as PC(USA) national staff in Louisville since 1988, the first six years with the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and the last 12 years with Presbyterian Women/Horizons. Susan leads the PW Communications staff, whose responsiblities include publishing and marketing Horizons magazine and Bible study, as well as all other PW resources. She has a bachelor’s in journalism/radio television, a master’s in Christian education and a doctorate in leadership education. Susan is a member of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville.

Susan is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, whose only other home was in Murray, Kentucky for four years to attend college. Her work for Presbyterian Women combines her passions for journalism, books, publishing, and the church. She and her husband, Scott Dowd, share their home with three dogs: Isadora (Izzy), Edwina (Ed), Harriet (Hank). In Susan's spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, traveling, and going to school.

Sharon Dunne Gillies
Associate Editor/Web Content Editor

After living in Louisville for more than eight years, Sharon calls Louisville home. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Bellarmine College and a master's degree from the University of Kentucky. Her work with Presbyterian Women includes managing translations, editing Web content for both the Horizons and PW sites, and editing for other PW publications.

She and her husband Brent live in Louisville with their son, Ollie and their dog Baxter. Sharon spends her spare time reading, enjoying time with family and friends, traveling, going to school, following popular culture and celebrating Michigan football.

Carissa Herold
Marketing Associate

Although new to her position with Presbyterian Women, Carissa has worked previously for both Westminster John Knox Press and Curriculum Publishing, PC(USA). Her work experience outside the PC(USA) includes editing and content management for an online publisher; marketing and communications for an insurance company; public relations for a governmental contractor; and paralegal assistance for a corporate legal department. She has experience in advertising and marketing, public relations, copywriting and editing, and sales.

Carissa volunteers much of her free time to the Louisville Zoo. She and her husband Glenn happily share their home with three dogs and a cat. Carissa enjoys reading, traveling, hiking and spending quality time with friends and family. 

Yvonne Hileman
Assistant Editor/Tracking Manager

Yvonne serves Presbyterian Women as the assistant editor and production assistant in charge of traffic management. She has been in publishing for nearly 15 years. During that time, she has experienced most aspects of the business including design and production, copywriting, editing and copyediting, project management and electronic prepress. Yvonne previously worked for The United Methodist Reporter in Dallas, Texas. A native of western Kentucky, Yvonne studied graphic design and journalism at the University of Kentucky. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Brescia College in Owensboro, Kentucky, and worked as a librarian assistant for six years before beginning her career in communications.

Laura Lee
Art Director/Resource Production Associate

Laura Lee's position entails managing production, working with artists and vendors, and scheduling the work of the Office of Communications. Previously, Laura was the principle designer of Horizons magazine and the Bible study. She has several years experience in design and formatting, working in advertising, printing and with Creative Publishing Services within Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. She has had her own desktop publishing business and currently makes and sells beaded jewelry at art fairs and retail stores. Laura has a degree from the University of Louisville in English and philosophy.

Laura is married to Mark McCabe, assistant to the Middle East office of the Worldwide Ministries Division of the Presbyterian Church (USA). They have a son, Lucas, and a daughter, Zoe. They live on five acres in Lanesville, Indiana. Laura enjoys music, gardening, reading, traveling, canoeing and camping, and dreams of touring the continent with her kids and husband in an Airstream camper.

Betsy Ensign-George
Associate Editor

Stephanie M. Morris
Designer/Horizons Web Manager

A native Louisvillian, Steph has worked in the Louisville Office of the PC(USA) since 1993. As Designer/Web Manager she is responsibile for designing PW print and electronic and multimedia resources and promotional materials, including the Birthday Offering and the Thank Offering. She also provides consultation services to PW staff on document design options and designs, creates and maintains the Horizons Web site, as well as provides images and electronic files for the PW Web site. Her responsibilities also consist of the recommendation of MAC and PC software, the installation of MAC hardware, providing technical assistance to fellow staff, and development and creation of multimedia resources and social media sites. Stephanie has a bachelor's in information systems with a minor in multimedia visual communication and a master's in information systems.

Steph has two adult daughters Keyotta (Steven) and Brittany, a son, James Jr., four grandbabies, Morgan, Steve, Stephanie, and Kaniece, and the family pets, Floppy (Beagle), Sugarrr (Cat), and Yonder (Parakeet). Steph spends her free time enjoying her family, teaching part-time at a local University, and volunteering at her local congregation. She enjoys any and everything creative, artistic, and web savvy.

"With God, All Things Are Possible"

Debbie Paris
Communications Specialist

Debbie has lived in Louisville all of her life. She graduated with honors and received an associates degree in Commercial Art Technology from Jefferson Community College in May of 2000. During and after college she worked as a graphic designer at a local advertising agency.

She and her fiance Jimmy enjoy flea markets and collecting antiques. She has two grown children named Michael and Jessica, both of whom are an everyday inspiration to her.

Debbie quite enjoys the arts. Her craft experience ranges anywhere from sewing, ceramics, beading, silversmithing, and lapidary work. In her spare time she loves to paint or coordinate fabrics for her next art quilt.

"Art is Life."

Jung Ju Winner
Communications Specialist

Jung Ju was born in South Korea, but has lived in Louisville for more than 25 years. She studied commercial art and photography, and has worked at the Presbyterian Center since 1998. She loves to read mystery novels and collect antiques.  Jung Ju is married to Edward, who works for the Kentucky State government.


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