About InChrist Communications

InChrist Communications is a national, full-service communications agency primarily serving faith-based organizations, churches, businesses and individuals seeking to reach the Christian market.

Founded in 2002, InChrist Communications derives its name from 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new.” (NKJV)

Core services include branding, marketing, media relations/publicity, social media, crisis communications, advertising, creative services and special events.  The firm excels in strategic planning, creative concepts and solutions, tactical execution, adherence to timelines and budgets, demonstrable results and customer service.  It has strong, personal relationships with both Christian and mainstream media outlets and journalists.

InChrist Communications is a lean, flat company that prides itself in keen stewardship of resources, which in turn provides great value to clients.  It serves an expansive group of organizations by employing an array of specialized, committed communications professionals strategically located around the country.   It has the network and flexibility to assemble ad hoc teams specifically tailored for clients and their projects.

InChrist Communications employs talented individuals who work in the following areas: branding/marketing, strategic planning, media relations/publicity, social media/digital services, client services, project management, business development and operations.

Palmer Holt
President/Founder

Palmer Holt is an award-winning communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience in journalism, corporate and agency public relations, marketing and advertising.  He is a former newspaper editor, “Fortune 100” company media relations executive and spokesperson, and advertising agency executive.

Holt served as World Missions Correspondent with the Communications Team for Cape Town 2010: The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization.

He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Journalism, studied theology at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and is a certified Christian counselor.  He is the recipient of the North Carolina Governor’s “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine” award and the Public Relations Society of America’s “Silver Anvil Award.”

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Darin Campbell
Account Manager/ Development

Darin Campbell is an award-winning communicator with over 20 years of experience developing innovative communications strategies for Fortune 500 corporations, marketing/PR agencies, elected officials, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. He specializes in digital and social media marketing and in developing and executing strategic plans.

A graduate of Pepperdine University (BA) and Abilene Christian University (MA), Campbell has served as director of communications and marketing for the Let’s Start Talking Ministry, regional public relations director for KB Homes and senior public information officer for the City of Colorado Springs, Colo., where he was responsible for securing positive media coverage for local government and elected officials.

Ty Mays Kelty
Account Manager

Ty Mays Kelty has served as an account manager at InChrist Communications since 2007, helping clients design and execute public relations campaigns. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a marketing communications professional in the entertainment and publishing industries.

Kelty is also an experienced social media practitioner and instructor. She was named one of the Top 50 social media influencers on Twitter by Cision, and one of the Top 30 public relations professionals to follow by EReleases.com.

Kelty is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and resides with her husband in Atlanta.

Michelle McGuffin
Account Manager

Michelle McGuffin has 22 years’ experience helping business organizations, nonprofits and churches achieve greater exposure through marketing and media initiatives. For the last four years, she has worked with Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky., as the external media specialist and then as a media consultant.
 
McGuffin’s work with churches has included branding, advertising and communication planning and implementation, both proactive and reactive. She has provided media training for church spokespersons, and she is adept at building relationships with key journalists.
 
McGuffin received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from McKendree University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She will graduate with a master’s in strategic communication from Regent University in December 2016.
 
She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Marge Densley
Account Manager

Marge Densley has more than 15 years of public relations experience developing and implementing creative and effective communications solutions for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies,small business startups and nonprofits.  She specializes in media relations, managing national product/service launches, breaking news, special events, community relations, communication audits and crisis management.  

As a graduate of the University of Chicago, Densley served as account executive/supervisor for Edelman Public Relations, the world’s largest independently-owned PR agency, in both the Washington D.C. and Chicago offices.  She also served as media relations manager/corporate spokesperson for a major Midwest telecom company in Chicago, where she was responsible for launching several new national and international services and products.  

She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Ed Van Herik
Managing Editor and Senior Writer

Ed Van Herik is an award-winning former journalist and public relations professional with a special interest in faith-based publicity. He has extensive experience in crisis communications, media relations and persuasive writing. He is knowledgeable about outreach ministries, faith-based appeals and business issues faced by houses of worship. He once wrote a news story that brought in a $25,000 donation to a Christmas charity.

He holds a masters degree in religious studies from Georgia State University and was once named layman of the year at his church.

Writers
Copywriters

InChrist Communications’ writers are professionals with decades of experience in newsrooms, public relations agencies and Fortune 100 corporation communications departments. They craft effective press releases, compelling human-interest features, authoritative opinion pieces and information-packed corporate reports. With experience in both journalism and corporate communications, InChrist Communications writers understand how to create messages that convey an organization’s values in a format that attracts the attention of producers, editors and reporters.