Welcome to Diana Branton, New Director of Marketing and Communications and “Bearing Witness” Program Director

July 14, 2023- Posted in AFEDJ, Bearing Witness, People

After a thorough nationwide search, Diana Branton was selected to join the team in late June as AFEDJ’s Director of Communications and Marketing, and “Bearing Witness” Program Director.

Diana, an award-winning graphic artist, author, public speaker, teacher, historian, and communicator of over fifteen years, comes to AFEDJ from an Episcopal community in the Diocese of Louisiana where she served as Director of Communications. Previously, she worked in the film industry as Chief Creative Officer for a global industry leader.

When asked about the decision to select Branton, the Rt. Rev. Gregory Rickel, AFEDJ Board Chair shared, “I have actually encountered Diana in years prior in our collective work in the Church. I have never failed to be totally impressed, and also inspired by her work. When I heard her name as one of the finalists for this new position at AFEDJ, I could not believe our good fortune. We are absolutely blessed in every way to have Diana on our team. She upped our game tremendously from the moment she said ‘yes’!”  

Diana holds degrees in history, philosophy, and an honors degree in liberal studies. She is honored and deeply grateful for the opportunity to bring her unique gifts to help further AFEDJ’s mission in support of the humanitarian institutions in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem throughout the Middle East.

Diana lives with her incredibly kind and patient theologian husband, their two children, a beagle, a bearded dragon, and a very shy tarantula.