McFarland took third place in the Internet Communications category for her work on the #GPprays 846 social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after the death of George Floyd and the ongoing push for racial justice.
“I’m very proud of the staff for their work in 2020,” Seifert said. “Rightfully so, our focus was on equipping local churches as they had to adapt to online-only worship and helping alleviate as much stress as possible from their lives. However, this team, including our administrative assistant, Lisa Soukup, put in incredibly long hours to make that happen to help churches in those ways and more by providing consultations, answering questions and doing whatever was necessary to help them connect with their mission fields.
“We didn’t win some of the denomination-wide awards that we have the past couple of years,” Seifert said, “but the work amid the pandemic was incredibly rewarding.”