We are so excited to welcome Ian Harber as our new Communication Coordinator! Ian will help the communication team with social media, email marketing, blogging and community space bookings.
Ian has worked in nonprofit marketing in different capacities for the last four years, specifically in digital marketing.
Ian hosts a weekly podcast for his local church in which he discusses further meaning and application of that week’s message with his pastors at Cross Timbers Church.
Speaking about his new position, Ian says, "I’m excited that my position will help make both the needs of Denton and the solutions more known so more people can be mobilized to make Denton a better city.”
“I realized that most people in the city either weren’t aware of the needs or didn’t know how to get involved in helping with them. That’s why I love Serve Denton’s mission.”
How did you hear about Serve Denton?
I remember hearing about it five years ago, right after Serve Denton opened. I heard about an organization moving into the building that the youth group I had grown up in had used. I learned that it was Serve Denton and immediately loved the idea.
I’ve always wanted to be involved in some way with Serve Denton, so I’m incredibly excited to now be on staff!
What are you most passionate about?
There are really three things I am passionate about: the City of Denton, the local church, and families.
I’m in seminary right now studying to be a pastor which checks off the local church box.
Getting to now work with Serve Denton checks off my love for the City of Denton box.
One day I hope to do work with helping families stay together and/or helping children from broken families process their experiences and live healthy and integrated lives.
What are you most excited about with this position?
I love Denton. A few years back, I was made aware of just a few of the needs that this city has. It broke my heart, and I realized most people in the city either weren’t aware of the needs or didn’t know how to get involved in helping with them.
That’s why I love how Serve Denton’s mission is to bring the solutions to those needs under one roof and help organizations collaborate. I’m excited that my position will help make both the needs of Denton and the solutions more known so more people can be mobilized to make Denton a better city.
How has your past experience prepared you for this position?
I’ve lived in Denton my whole life and love this city. My background is in nonprofit and church marketing. I cofounded a nonprofit in college that I served as the Marketing Director for and have since done marketing for small businesses and my local church.
I have a B.A. in Communication Theory from Dallas Baptist University. Being able to tie together my marketing background with my knowledge of and love for the city will hopefully help bring greater awareness to the needs of the city.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My wife and I are high school sweethearts. We dated for nearly seven years before we married two and a half years ago. We have a dog named Henley and a cat named Moby who are best friends.
I graduated with my B.A. in Communication Theory from Dallas Baptist University and am now studying for my Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theology Seminary. My wife and I love to go on walks around our neighborhood and play each other in tennis.
We’re both actively involved in our local church, where I serve with middle and high school students and also host a weekly podcast discussing that week’s message with our pastors.