Meet Our Staff
Michael Colaneri | Director of Communications & Marketing
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2004
Hometown: Providence, RI
Degrees: B.A. in Communications (Rhode Island College); M.A. in Theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Hobbies: Playing with my kids, reading and yard work
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Not Your Average Joes
Michael has more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing for a number of sectors, including government, military and nonprofit. His responsibilities have ranged from writing and editing to website management and media relations. Prior to coming to Gordon-Conwell, he completed a short-term assignment in Germany as communications coordinator for Euro-Team, creating promotional materials for that organization.
Michael oversees all operations of the communications and marketing office, specifically the creation and implementation of marketing strategies for the institution as well as individual departments and programs.
Anne Doll | Senior Communications Advisor
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2000
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Degree: B.A. in English (Ohio University)
Hobbies: Playing the piano and singing, reading
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Captain Dusty's Ice Cream Shop
For nearly 10 years, Anne was the director of communications at Gordon-Conwell. Before making the trek from Ohio to Massachusetts, she worked in senior leadership positions in the health care field. Anne also co-founded a public relations firm that worked with major companies and hospitals across the country.
As senior communications advisor, Anne manages the production of Contact and the Annual Report.
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2002
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Degree: B.A. Integrative Studies, with concentration in Philosophy (George Mason University, Fairfax VA)
Hobbies: Reading, blogging and hanging out with husband & kids
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Forest River Park, Salem
Jennifer worked at Gordon-Conwell from 2002-2006, in both the Development Office and the Doctor of Ministry Office. Since then she has lived briefly in New York City, homeschooled her two young children in a cabin in the New Hampshire woods, planted a church in her apartment in Salem and most recently served as Marketing & Development Coordinator at Plumfield Academy in Danvers. She brings a passion for organization and experience in implementing ideas for improving work flow and efficiency.
Jennifer manages the work flow of all Communications and Marketing Projects, writes and edits many of the seminary publications, and functions as a liaison between the Communications Office and other departments within the Seminary.
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2011
Hometown: Boston, MA
Degree: B.F.A in Graphic Design (Suffolk University); Current M.A. in Religion student (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Hobbies: Traveling, reading, spontaneous art crafting and enjoying prank videos on YouTube
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Ocean Drive
Saul has 10 years of experience in higher education ranging from admissions to curricular projects. His diverse experience includes admissions, event planning, design, web maintenance and administration. He served as the admissions processor for Gordon-Conwell's South Hamilton campus after working for Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.
Saul coordinates electronic communications and maintains the Gordon-Conwell website.
Nicole Rim | Graphic Designer
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2003
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Degree: B.F.A in Graphic Design with art history concentration (Rhode Island School of Design)
Hobbies: Landscape photography, eating Cambodian food and posting on Pinterest
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Ocean Lawn at the Coolidge Point Reservation
Nicole has over 10 years of graphic design experience, including identity branding, website design and print collateral for nonprofits, small businesses and advertising agencies. Before coming to Gordon-Conwell as a designer and part-time student, she worked with an advertising team on projects for The History Channel, A&E and NBC Sports.
Nicole designs all elements for the institution, manages the overall brand and coordinates photography.
Melissa Zaldivar | Videographer (Student Worker)
First Year at Gordon-Conwell: 2012
Hometown: Atascadero, CA
Degree and College: B.A. in Communications (Moody Bible Institute, Chicago); Current M.A. in Theology student (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Hobbies: Golfing, reading, writing, photography and videography
Favorite Spot on the North Shore: Walden Pond
Melissa has been running a film and photography company since 2010 and has experience with video production in mass-media (doing everything from set-design to multi-camera directing at large-scale conferences). She has worked with major sports-media outlets covering NHL, NBA, MLB and other major league teams based in Chicagoland. She has also worked for promotional organizations in Israel, Jordan and across the U.S., and travels the country shooting weddings and other life events.
Melissa plans, writes, films and edits video at Gordon-Conwell, from promotional pieces to educational resources.