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Patrice Tuohy

Patrice Tuohy

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Publisher/CEO, founding partner. Patrice has been active in the Catholic press for nearly 30 years and is a nationally recognized expert on religious vocation promotion and trends in vocation discernment. The publications she has launched, acquired, or managed have won numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association and the Associated Church Press, and her own writing and magazine design have been recognized for excellence. Prior to founding TrueQuest, Patrice worked at Claretian Publications as managing editor of U.S. Catholic magazine. During her tenure, she also oversaw communications, public relations, new product development, and was publication liaison to the Claretians National Vocation Office. Patrice has served on the Catholic Press Association board and on numerous communication taskforces for parishes and organizations, including Old St. Patrick’s Church and the Catholic Campus Ministry Association. She has a B.A. in English literature, history, and religious studies from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN.

Key duties for TrueQuest: Patrice is the public face of TrueQuest, working directly with clients on publishing, marketing, and communication strategies and concepts. In addition to the National Religious Vocation Conference, TrueQuest has provided significant publishing and marketing services to major Catholic organizations, including A Nun’s Life Ministry, Loyola Press, Abbey Press, Society of the Divine Word, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, and Congregation of Bon Secours, in addition to the marketing and advertising design provided to the hundreds of VISION advertisers. 

Patrice oversees outreach and networking for TrueQuest and manages a highly effective team that continues to produce outstanding products and services. In addition to her executive duties, Patrice is a regular featured columnist of the respected Prepare the Word homily service and a contributing writer to Take Five for Faith. Patrice has been recognized by the Catholic Press and the Associated Church press for her writing and page design.

Daniel Grippo

Daniel Grippo

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Marketing consultant, founding partner. Dan has been active in the Catholic press for more than 30 years. He has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from Kansas University. He is an expert in marketing and promotion, particularly in the Catholic market. He served as Marketing Director at National Catholic Reporter for five years, was instrumental in the development of the Hispanic Ministry Resource Center for Claretian Publications, and helped launch and oversaw editorial production of Abbey Press CareNotes for 10 years.

 

Key duties for TrueQuest: Dan helped develop the original concept for an interactive VISION website, spearheaded parish outreach, developed numerous effective marketing plans for TrueQuest products, NRVC resources, and dozens of other clients, including Abbey Press and A Nun’s Life Ministry.

Jennifer Tomshack

Jennifer Tomshack

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Editorial Director. Jennifer is a veteran journalist who has written and edited for numerous publications, including U.S. Catholic magazine. She has a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Northwestern University and Bachelor of Arts degree in English from DePaul University. She is a pioneer in online publishing: she helped launch the web version of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the early days of the Internet and integrated the new online operation with the print newsroom. She has extensive experience in digital content management, project management, web and print production, web and print design, social media, and search engine optimization.

 

Key duties for TrueQuest: Jennifer oversees the day-to-day work of editors and writers for TrueQuest's products and resources. She assigns, writes, edits, and supervises. She oversees social media, search engine optimization, and analytics for all TrueQuest-run web properties.

Anne Marie O'Kelley

Anne Marie O'Kelley

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Managing Editor of Production. Anne Marie and Indiana University grad, honed her skills as a magazine production editor early on is now recognized as one of the best in her field. Here layouts have won numerous awards, and typos and errors in style rarely pass by her careful eyes.

 

Key duties for TrueQuest: Oversees the page production and digital posts of all TrueQuest’s publications: the daily Take Five for Faith, the weekly Prepare the Word, the monthly NRVC newsletter, and the annual VISION Vocation Guide. She works closely with the web programmers in the development and enhancement of all our content management systems.

Carol Schuck Scheiber

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Editor HORIZON journal/Content Editor VISION Vocation Guide. Carol is an award-winning writer and editor who been published in national, regional, and local publications.

 

Key duties for TrueQuest: Oversees the production of the quarterly HORIZON journal, commissions content for the annual VISION Vocation Guide, and compiles the monthly Focus on Vocation Ministry  on behalf of the National Religious Vocation Conference through TrueQuest Communications.

Alice Camille

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Key contributing writer Prepare the Word/Take Five For Faith. Alice Camille is an author, religious educator, and retreat leader. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, where she also served as adjunct faculty in ministry formation, preaching and proclamation. Alice has worked in parishes and campus ministry, supervised a shelter program for homeless women, and been active in ecumenical settings.

 

Key duties for TrueQuest: Writes the weekly Prepare the Word Exploring the Word column and Questions Catholics Ask and is a regular contributor to Take Five for Faith: Daily renewal for busy Catholics.

Contributors

Additional Contributors

TrueQuest has had a long association with many respected Catholic/Christian writers and skilled support-service companies, including Stubborn Wave Marketing and IdeaPort Consultants. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest-quality content in all of our publications, online as well as in print. (For a list of contributors on a given publication, please go directly to that publication's website.)

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