Jason Sharp, senior vice president at Northwestern Media (NWM), in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Morgan Wood, creator of PrayerWorks®, have announced the transfer of the PrayerWorks platform to Morgan Wood.
According to the announcement, PrayerWorks will be relaunched outside of the NWM network under a new name, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
“There is no one on earth more passionate about growing PrayerWorks than Morgan Wood,” stated Sharp in a press release. “Transferring PrayerWorks to her and giving her the opportunity to expand the platform is simply the right thing to do.”
PrayerWorks was created by Wood when she was at 98.5 KTIS, part of the NWM network. Together, Wood, Sharp, and the station team made the tool available to other organizations. This allowed them to provide a private, secure community where radio listeners and local members of the community can pray for each other.
The user experience is simple, but powerful. Users submit a prayer request through the app, and are notified via text message or email every time someone has prayed for them. They often receive positive, notes from other users.
To date, more than seven million prayers have been prayed for via PrayerWorks.
“It was such an honor to develop this tool under the umbrella of NWM,” commented Wood. “It’s just awesome to see how people are using this technology to spread hope and encouragement. I am thrilled to continue this service and provide additional opportunities to organizations worldwide.”
Current affiliates will continue to be hosted and supported by NWM through Dec. 31, 2016, at which time hosting will be transferred.
“In the next several months, we’ll be working on re-branding, funding options, and mapping out a schedule for upgrades to be completed,” reported Wood. “Most importantly, we’ll be working with NWM on data migration, to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for current affiliates.
By NRB Staff
Published: September 14, 2016