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Ponderings: Welcoming Jodi Bortz

As the executive director of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, I rely on a solid team to make our office run smoothly and efficiently. This month, I am pleased to welcome a new member of that team who will be helping to keep the “business side” of the IBOC moving forward.Jodi Bortz of Bethlehem, Pa., joined as our new customer relations/business assistant. Jodi replaces Deb Swanson, who left in April to pursue a new career opportunity.

Jodi brings extensive customer service and business experience to the role. For the past 10-plus years, she worked in areas of increasing responsibility in accounts receivable, collections, workflow management and client relationships. She also brings creative and technical skills that will prove beneficial to our online marketing and sales efforts.

0712ponderingsjodibortzJodi is a member at College Hill Moravian Church in Bethlehem, where she is community outreach coordinator and Sunday School Superintendent. She is an accomplished flutist and continues to teach aspiring musicians. She is also the mother of two adorable little girls.

As the part-time customer relations/business assistant, Jodi will handle many aspects of product sales, customer service, shipping, invoicing and payments for products offered by the IBOC. She will be our main contact with customers and congregations; track and process customer sales, invoicing, accounts receivable and inventory; coordinate product shipping; manage our online store; and assist with communication activities and events.

Jodi joins us just as the 2013 Daily Texts preorder process—one of our busiest times of the year—gets underway. We also launched our new website, with a more customer-friendly online store that Jodi will be helping to manage. While she‚Äôs only been here a short time, she has done a great job learning the role.

Please join me in welcoming Jodi to our team and thanking Deb for her years of great work with the IBOC.



From the July/August 2012 Moravian Magazine

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Moravian Daily Texts


Saturday, December 16 — Psalm 144:1–4
Nahum 3; Habakkuk 1; Revelation 14:17–15:8

Woe to those who plan iniquity, because it is in their power to do it. Micah 2:1 (NIV)

Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant.” Mark 10:42–43

God of humanity and humility, teach us the way of gentleness. May we be servant leaders. May we overcome iniquity by the power of your love. Amen.

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