Sociologist by training (Ph.D., NYU), educator by experience, consultant by preference. Published author (9 books and one always in the works), digital strategist and communications consultant to mission-based organizations, notably churches at local, as well as judicatory levels. as well as healthcare organizations. Visit my website for information about services I offer and to see my client list.

Newest book The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways (Liturgical Press).

Church and Faith: Work ecumenically and always seeking to transcend denominational barriers and teaching church leadership how to use 21st century technology. Love "interim" positions that allow me to help others get back on track and moving forward. Served as Abbess of @Virtual_Abbey. Founder and lead moderator of the weekly Twitter-based church social media (#ChSocM) chat (Tuesdays, 9PM ET).

Healthcare: Proud track record of providing communication strategy and editorial services to healthcare industry thought leaders. Named one of the top 11 people to follow in healthcare social media. Platinum Fellow of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media (MCCSM); Community Manager for the Social Media Health Network of MCCSM; Faculty: Mayo Social Media Residency Program. Editor: Bringing the Social Media #Revolution to Healthcare (Mayo); 2014 E-patient delegate to Stanford MedX. Also have more-than-a-few things to say about living with fibromylagia and being an empowered patient.

More Stuff: Actively engaged on Twitter as @meredithgould and @chsocm. Blog at