Yvon Prehn is the founder, director, and primary content creator of the training site for church communicators: https://www.effectivechurchcom.com, a website that provides practical training in print and digital communications to help churches fully fulfill the Great Commission.
Yvon worked in communication ministry for over 25 years. She was a free-lance newspaper reporter and religion writer for the Colorado Springs SUN. She worked as a communications consultant and trainer for many of the ministries headquartered in
Colorado Springs and was senior editor at Compassion International and Young life International.
She then began writing and teaching seminars on church communications and doing free-lance
communications, marketing, and publication design. When desktop publishing was first invented,Yvon was a top-rated, national trainer in desktop publishing for Padgett/Thompson, the nation’s largest one-day seminar company and she wrote the first book on desktop publishing for the church, The Desktop Publishing Remedy. Though her time at Padgett/Thompson was an invaluable learning experience, Yvon
wanted to work primarily helping churches communicate more effectively. Once again, she went out on her own, traveled and taught seminars to churches. She then served as an independent trainer in partnership with the Riso Corporation and for fourteen years she traveled full-time all over North America teaching seminars on church communications to thousands of church communicators.
Yvon has written for many of the major Christian magazines. She has written the books: Connection Cards, connect with visitors, grow your church, pastor your people—little cards, big results, Back to Basics, Writing and Design Skills for Church Communicators, The Six Strategies of Effective Church Communications, Devotions for Church Communicators, Church Business & Invitation Cards, and many others on church communications.
Currently, Yvon is creating articles, books, videos, blogs, podcasts, and other training to educate, equip and inspire church communicators. Yvon and her husband Paul live in Ventura, CA.
Where to find more Yvon Prehn resources
Many of Yvon Prehn's books are available in ebook versions and are free for Effective Church Communications Members, but they are also available in print and Kindle and other reader versions at the links below:
Yvon Prehn’s books in paperback
A growing choice is available at http://www.amazon.com. Just enter “Yvon Prehn” in the search box to go to her list of books, if the previous link doesn't take you directly to it. ****THERE IS a FREE Kindle version of our best-selling, Connection Cards book at this link.
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Yvon’s digital books are also available from these major online and retail sources, just put “Yvon Prehn” into their search function to find the books or click on the links below. These selections are added to often, so check back for new titles.
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