Alex Arana

Alex has served over 10 years in the area of technology with companies such as INCOMM, Konica Minolta, and Skai Distribution.  He proudly joined OSV in 2015 and is excited to be a part of a dynamic organization that helps the Catholic Church community spread the Gospel message in new, fresh, and relevant ways.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Redlands, CA.

He spends his days assisting parishes with customizing beautiful websites, Catholic Mobile Apps, along with online giving for donations.  These platforms offer a fantastic way for each Church to tell their unique stories and engage with the community.

Alex ha servido más de 10 años en la área de tecnología con empresas como INCOMM, Konica Minolta y Skai Distribución.  Con orgullo se unió con OSV en el 2015.  Él está emocionado de ser parte de una organización dinámica que ayuda a la comunidad de la iglesia Católica comunicar el mensaje del Evangelio en forma nueva, fresca y relevante.  Él se ha recibido con su Maestría en Negocios de la Universidad de Redlands, CA.

Alex pasa sus días ayudando a las parroquias con la personalización de sitios web, aplicaciones móviles Católicas, junto con donaciones electrónicas.  Estas plataformas ofrecen una forma fantástica para cada iglesia para contar sus historias únicas y conectar con la comunidad.


 

Increasing Offertory Giving in the Digital Era

Skill Level: Beginner

Audience:  Everyone!

During, his workshop we will describe practical ways for accommodating online donations _Ê_ such as website, mobile app, text-to-give, swipe transactions, and more.  Parishes/Schools already using an Online Giving Provider, can come learn some strategies for marketing and promoting their program to attract new givers and increase engagement with your current givers.


Bring the Good News – Using our Digital platforms to Evangelize

Skill Level: Beginner

Audience:  Everyone!

This workshop will teach how we can meet our young parishioners where they are _Ê_ online.   In our Christian faith, we are called to spread the good news of Jesus to the ends of the earth.  The internet is filled with people to invite, so let’s be there!  We will show practical ways for utilizing digital platforms that Inspire, educate, and enliven our youth.  Including strategies for building Websites, Parish mobile apps, and Social Media for welcoming new families in your community.


Wrestling with Technology

Skill Level: Beginner

Audience:  Everyone!

 Come learn simple, easy, and practical ways for managing digital platforms; such as websites, mobile apps, online giving, and social media.  The general techniques that we will teach you will make you more efficient in your tech journey.


Evangelizando Nuestra Comunidad Utilizando la Tecnologia

Nivel de Competencia:  Principiante

Audiencia:  Todos

Aprendiendo a utilizar el sitio web, aplicacion movil, y medios sociales, para celebrar las necesidades nicas de cada comunidad.  Durante este taller se discuten ideas para unir comunidads hispanas de su parroquia y cimo podemos conectar con ellos utilizando nuestra tecnologia.