For Immediate Release
July 23, 2013


Kenneth Chan





NRB, Hope for the Heart to Host "Innovation Exchange" in Texas
Christian Media Professionals to Discuss New Ideas, Challenges

Plano, TX – Media professionals involved in Christian ministry, broadcasting, and electronic media will gather in Plano, TX, August 6-7, 2013, to discuss some of the issues, concerns, and opportunities facing them today.  

Organized by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the Summer Innovation Exchange (SIE) offers like-minded communicators the opportunity to glean from each other the best ideas and practices for more effective ministry and business.

CEOs, station managers, consultants, Internet/social media administrators, marketing/PR representatives, media producers, and development directors will come together for breakout sessions moderated by notable leaders in each field.
“The Summer Innovation Exchange is an opportunity for Christian media professionals to charge their creativity and create life-impacting connections,” says Melissa Sturgis, NRB’s Director of Membership. “I encourage Christian communicators in all areas to join us, to bring their issues and ideas, and to let their peers and counterparts speak inspiring and encouraging words over them and their work.” 
Hosting the SIE this year is Hope for the Heart Ministries, the ministry of June Hunt, one of the world’s leading biblical counselors. In addition to connecting with like-minded communicators, SIE participants will have the opportunity to tour the Hope Center, which is home to more than 40 organizations, including the Association of Christian Schools International (South-Central Region), e3 Partners Ministry, the Global Aid Network (a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ), I Am Second, Josh McDowell Ministry, and Liberty Institute.
Furthermore, June Hunt will speak to the SIE group along with Kerby Anderson, President of Probe Ministries International, and Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of Liberty Institute.
Those who attended last year’s SIE had this to say about the annual gathering:
•“I’m encouraged and edified. Great experience.”
•“Thank you, NRB, for a couple of days to refresh, reset, and revive our passion for Kingdom ministry.”
•“Invaluable opportunity….”
•“Great content, great networking, great friends.”
Doug Price, Director of Broadcast and Media at Hope for the Heart, and moderator of this year’s SIE breakout session on Fundraising/Marketing/PR, adds: “Last year, as a breakout facilitator, I was impressed by the wide-ranging benefits of the Summer Innovation Exchange to Christian communicators. In fact, I’m so convinced of its benefits that I’m facilitating again this year, and my organization, Hope for the Heart, is sponsoring the event.”
This year, the leadership team that will moderate the various breakout sessions consists of: 
•Tom McCabe, President, Pursuant KMA | CEOs
•Roger Kemp, President, Roger Kemp and Company | Agencies
•Ronald L. Harris, President, MEDIAlliance International | Internet/Social Media
•Douglas E. Price, Director of Broadcast and Media, Hope For The Heart | Fundraising/Marketing/PR
•Donna Jones, Vice President, Living Bridge Media | Program Producers
•Christopher Gould, Vice President, National Program Development, Salem Communications Corporation | Station GMs
To register for the Summer Innovation Exchange, go to The cost is $349 for NRB members and $399 for non-members until July 24. After July 24, the cost is $399 for NRB members and $499 for non-members. 

About NRB The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at

About the NRB Convention
The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2014. For more information, go to




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