The Archdiocese of Singapore has appointed a new communications manager.
Ms Charlene Chew came on board on June 1 and brings with her years of public relations experience having previously worked with a public relations consultancy and Singapore Press Holdings.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the National University of Singapore where she majored in English Language and Literature. She also holds a Master of Science in Public Relations from the University of Colorado, USA.
She spent two years working in the US in the Communications Office on the university campus as well as in the Corporate Affairs Department of the local community hospital.
“I look forward to serving the Catholic Church as the communications manager for the archdiocese and relish the opportunity to use this position as a way of further evangelising the Good News,” said Ms Chew.
“I hope to effectively facilitate communications between the archdiocese, Catholics and the larger Singaporean community.”
The Archdiocese Communications Office was set up in January 2011 to reach out via different communications channels to the community and to foster active dialogue within the Church as well as outside of it.
Together with an advisory council comprising three priests and three professionals with backgrounds in the communications field, the Communications Office aims to assist the archbishop in bringing a wider variety of messages to the Catholic community that will serve to both educate and reinforce the Church’s role in the context of local and world issues.
The Communications Office is on the third floor of the Catholic Archdiocesan Education Centre (CAEC). The contact details are as follows:
Archdiocese Communications Office
2 Highland Road, #03-17
Tel: (65) 6287-8684
Contact: Charlene Chew, Communications Manager