Krause elected General Secretary of United Methodist Communications

DanKrause hi-res jpeg 4.6.15Nashville, Tenn. — The General Commission on Communication announced today that Daniel Krause of Denver has been named top executive of United Methodist Communications, effective June 8, following a vote of the Commission today.

Krause is currently a candidate for ordination as an elder in the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has attended Iliff School of Theology since 2013, and has completed over two-thirds of the required credits for a Masters of Divinity degree. Krause has spent the past two years at Trinity United Methodist Church in Denver as a pastoral intern supporting evangelism and new member outreach.

Bishop Sally Dyck, president of the Commission, said Krause was chosen from a field of more than 500 candidates because of his strong management experience and wealth of knowledge related to communications strategy, branding, messaging and marketing, combined with his theological education and ties to The United Methodist Church.

“Dan has had an impressive career to-date and the members of the Commission felt that the leadership skills and communications expertise he brings will be a great benefit to continuing to move United Methodist Communications forward,” said Bishop Dyck. “We are excited to welcome him on board.”

Krause comes with more than 11 years of experience in management at Frontier Airlines. Krause was most recently Vice-President of Marketing and Customer Experience, responsible for managing all corporate branding, marketing, advertising, social media and corporate communications strategy. He also directed all consumer messaging and managed the day-to-day operation of Frontier’s Reservations Call Centers and the Customer Relations and Customer Experience teams.

“It is an honor to join United Methodist Communications and to help share the story of God’s work through The United Methodist Church in the world,” said Krause. “I look forward to working with the distinguished team in place as we face opportunities to keep communication timely and relevant for a global church.”

Krause is a graduate of Boston University and earned both a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Education Policy from Stanford University.

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George Nixon Shuler
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The guy’s hardly “left-wing.” More likely “center-left” like most people.

dave werner
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Here’s another rash remark.

james
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as a reminder to the um reporter, the following is copies and pasted: “While we support passionate debate, we cannot allow language that demeans or demonizes others, and we reserve the right to delete any comment we believe to be harmful or inappropriate. We encourage all to remember that we are all broken and in need of Christ’s grace, and that we all see through the glass darkly until that time we when reach full perfection in love. May your speech here be tempered with love, and reflection of the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness,… Read more »
Kevin
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So you want to try and impose good behavior on petulant, puling pissants? Good luck with that.

dave werner
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Here’s a rash remark.

Kevin
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Please keep score. Let us all know when I catch up to GNS.

George Nixon Shuler
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Once at a conference on foster care and adoption practice issues I wandered in to a breakout session on “noncompetitive games” for 24 hour childcare providers and it was just about the best little .1 continuing education unit I ever earned. This male obsession with “keeping score” still mystifies me, but, i was born with secure manhood, unlike the rough tough cream puffs who feel a need to bully and attempt to exercise power and control over others.

George Nixon Shuler
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Have you ever considered that you should look in the mirror and not out the window when considering such things?

james
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Ah, Mr. Shuler: These are the guidelines posted by the umr. It appears that many/most participants in nearly all the commentaries that draw comment ignore what the umr requests. Isn’t that just like the umc, the council of bishops, the agencies, and the holy book of discipline? You and I would surely be the exceptions that prove the rule–would you not agree?

George Nixon Shuler
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Well, Russ, somehow I don’t think you’ll be laughing in hebbin when you find out 99.999999999+ percent of the rest of the people there are going to be people who feel are undeserving to be thus.

George Nixon Shuler
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Why, thank you, Dave, as a reality-based individual I strive to do my part.

dave werner
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i don’t laugh at George. i think he is offering a counter-balance to a lot of rash remarks.

George Nixon Shuler
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No.

Paul W.
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I looked up what I could find about Daniel Krause. He is an Intern Pastor at Trinity UMC in Denver. From what I found, I can’t say whether he will be faithful and unbiased in his new position, but the church he has been interning at is definitely not preaching orthodoxy, much less anything resembling Wesleyan theology. The senior pastor there just preached a sermon a week ago twisting scripture to argue against Christ being the only path to God: http://www.trinityumc.org/images/pdf/sermons/IAmtheWay.pdf The latest sermon by Mr. Krause’s (from Dec 28, 2014, entitled “Based on a True Story”) unfortunately shows little… Read more »
Mark
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Paul, thanks for doing the background work on this. I suspected all of that was true. He should fit in wonderfully with the other libs at UM LeftistCommunications. With Sally Dyck’s endorsement he is likely competing with Che for who has most impressive left-wing bona fides. (In other news, water is still wet!)

George Nixon Shuler
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“UMLeftist Communications” as used here = regular people outside the Faux bubble.

George Nixon Shuler
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I have a big problem with the use of that buzzword “twist scripture” often used by right-wing commentators: all it means is “Waa Waa he disa gwees wit me waa Waa.” You’d think they could come up with a better buzzword, but, it’s a code word so that others who’ve drunk the right-wing koolaid can easily recognize it and that’s all it is.

Paul W.
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I listened to a second sermon by Mr. Krause (July 27, 2014, “Don’t Get Tricked: Love Rules”). Theologically, it was much worse than the previous sermon. It is an “exposition” of Matt 13:31-34,44-52 (Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven). With no text to support doing so and without ever defining the term “love”, Mr. Krause chose to define the “Kingdom of God” as “a place where Love rules” and then substitute the word “Love” in the place of “Kingdom of God” as the basis of his entire exposition. Mr. Krause does not seem to be aware that undefined “Christian-sounding phrases”… Read more »
George Nixon Shuler
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“Orthodox” and “apostate” are meaningless terms except to demand political correctness. It is precisely because this fellow is not politically correct that he’ll be a good pick.

Donnie
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Sounds like your typical UMC “sermon” to me. A few years ago I left a UMC congregation because of the empty, vapid “love is all you need” sermons like that. Given the existence of the GBCS, et al, I wasn’t about to join up with another UMC congregation anytime soon.

George Nixon Shuler
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What’s your preference for an antithesis to Love ? Smiting? A drunk daddy diety?

George Nixon Shuler
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“Balance” is a very loaded term.

Wes Andrews
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My hope is that Mr. Krause will bring balance to the job.

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