John Gaskill

John is a skilled writer and editor with nine years experience in journalism and communications and a passion for reporting, researching and storytelling. He’s comfortable working in a variety of styles including print, web and e-mail formats and has the initiative to find, and the eye to recognize, good stories. After more than a decade as a professional musician and music teacher, John turned his attention to journalism, freelancing for publications across the Mid-South and later working as a reporter, photographer and editor for the DeSoto County edition of The Commercial Appeal.

As director of communications for Church of the Holy Communion, John was responsible for all facets of internal and external communications for the largest Episcopal church in the West Tennessee diocese. During his four years there, the parish’s communications developed a unique voice and garnered several national awards.