The Collaboration Team
Sara Bitner serves as the Communications Officer for the Diocese of Milwaukee and as the Parish Administrator for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Milwaukee. She began her work with the Episcopal Church at St. Mark’s in 2014 and joined the bishop’s staff at the diocese in 2016. Previously, Sara worked as a speech-language pathologist in the schools for 12 years. She likes to say that she used to work with people with communication disorders, and now she works with people with disorganized communication.
In addition to her work in church communications, Sara is a vocalist and sings with several ensembles in the Milwaukee area, mostly singing sacred choral music. She is a member of Episcopal Communicators.
Mike Orr serves as the Director of Communications for The Episcopal Church in Colorado. Previously, he was the Director of Communications at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver from 2011 to 2015. He began his ministry in communications at Southeast Christian Church, a non-denominational church in the south suburbs of Denver, where he served for 8 years.
In all areas of his ministry, he seeks opportunities to challenge “the way it’s always been done” by raising the level of creativity across all mediums of communication with the end result of relevant messaging and changed lives.
Mike is a member and former board member of Episcopal Communicators and is a speaker and presenter for Project Resource, a series of stewardship conferences funded by The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops and the Presiding Bishop’s Office for Development.