Saint Francis Ministries names new head of Marketing & Communications

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Cristian Garcia

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Saint Francis Ministries names new head of Marketing & Communications

Salina, Kansas – October 17, 2022 – Saint Francis Ministries announced today that Denny Marlin has joined the not-for-profit child and family provider as its new Executive Director of Marketing & Communications. Marlin will provide oversight, coordination, and leadership to both internal and external communications, as well as the organization’s marketing goals.

Marlin comes to Saint Francis from Southwestern College, where he served as Associate Vice President of Professional Studies, responsible for crafting communication strategies and demand generation to drive admissions and student retention, while providing leadership to admissions, coaching, and marketing staff.

Prior to joining Southwestern, he served as vice president of marketing at several private sector firms, including Icon Structures, RD Henry & Company, and CLC Lodging – all of Wichita.

“I am beyond excited to be joining the Saint Francis Ministries team,” said Marlin. “There have been so many recent events that have exacerbated struggles in our society, making the Saint Francis Ministries mission of providing healing and hope to children and families more relevant than ever. It is a privilege to make a meaningful contribution to this vital organization, its awesome team, and the communities it serves.”

Marlin studied architecture at Kansas State University before earning his BA in Communications from Wichita State University in 1997. He resides in Wichita and will work primarily from SFM’s offices at The Mount, 3730 E. Lincoln.

“We’re looking forward to Denny joining our team,” said Chief Advancement Officer Cristian Garcia. “He brings years of marketing and communications expertise to Saint Francis Ministries, as well as a deep commitment to our mission to provide healing and hope to children and families. He understands what Saint Francis is all about, and he’ll help us share our story to those who need to hear it most – the children and adults we serve.”

About Saint Francis Ministries

Saint Francis Ministries work encompasses foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, family preservation/intensive in-home services, residential care, and community outreach services. Founded in 1945 in Ellsworth, Kansas, the organization now serves more than 11,000 individuals through child and family welfare services in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, and Arkansas. Additionally, Saint Francis provides supervised living and employment services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mississippi. The organization is headquartered in Salina, Kansas. For more information, visit or call 800.423.1342.

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Shane Schneider

Shane is the Editorial Content Manager for the Marketing and Communications Department at Saint Francis Ministries.

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