Conference 2021: Presentations

Pitching the Story of Women Religious

Kelly Peach

Have you been asked to get media coverage for your congregation? Are you responsible for selling your mission to the media? Join Kelly Peach for a discussion on pitching stories to TV, radio and print/online outlets. Hear about best practices for pitching, helpful tips for media relationships and what makes your stories and planning ideal. Kelly has worked on both sides of the microphone—as a radio reporter, news director and TV producer as well as a long-time nonprofit communications director.

Kelly is a St. Louis native and no stranger to women religious. She was educated and formed in Catholic school by the SSND of Our Lady of Sorrows and the ASCJ of Cor Jesu Academy. Kelly’s writing career began in radio and evolved to include advertising, public relations, corporate communications, TV and nonprofit. She is in her first year as a communications director for Mercy. Prior to that, she spent nearly 15 years at St. Patrick Center, managing communications for the mission to end homelessness. Kelly is honored to participate in this conference—fittingly at Graceland, where she has spent many hours researching and writing her two novels.


VISION Vocation Network, the most comprehensive multimedia resource for those discerning a religious vocation, welcomes more than 350,000 visitors each year to its website The annual VISION Vocation Guide is distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada in print and around the world in digital format. And more than 5,000 new and unique inquirers complete VISION Vocation Match profiles each year to learn more about the vocation that might be right for them. Communicators, VISION reaches the audience you want to reach!