Jim Naughton, Partner
Jim Naughton is the former canon for communications and advancement for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the founder of the Web site Episcopal Café.
Under his leadership the diocese has won numerous awards for its publications and Web site, and donations to the annual Bishop's Appeal have increased by more than 30 percent in each of the last three years.
Jim is frequently quoted in media reports and helps shape the public’s opinion of the Church through the Café, which receives more than 5,000 visits per day. He examined the financial aspects of recent controversies in the Episcopal Church in his article: “Following the Money: Donors and Activists on the Anglican Right.”
A veteran journalist, Jim has worked for The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and The Washington Post. His free-lance writing has appeared in publications and Web sites as disparate as Beliefnet, Slate, ESPN the Magazine and the Guardian. He has written three books, including a novel for young adults and a profile of a Catholic parish at odds with the Vatican.
Jim holds a B.A. in Journalism and American Studies, and an M.A. in American history from Syracuse University.
Rebecca Wilson, Partner
Prior to founding Canticle in 2009, Rebecca Wilson had been, since 2000, an independent consultant working on strategic communications and grantseeking with nonprofit and public sector organizations including the Chicago Consultation and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland. Her experience includes serving on the leadership teams for several successful non-partisan ballot issue campaigns including measures that support urban public schools; alcohol, drug and mental health treatment and public libraries. From 1996-2000, she was marketing director for the Akron-Summit County (Ohio) Public Library where she oversaw both the public information and political campaigns for a successful $80 million capital improvement bond issue and a subsequent successful operating renewal.
Rebecca has also worked in communications for a consumer product manufacturer and taught business and technical writing at the university level and English literature and composition to middle school students. She holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and an M.A. in English from Kent State University.
Lu Stanton León, Associate
Lu Stanton León has worked more than 30 years as an editor, writer and media relations consultant for a variety of publications and businesses, including public affairs firms, business consultants, newspapers, academic institutions, religious organizations and other nonprofits.
Prior to joining Canticle Communications, she served as the lead writer for Blakey & Agnew, a public affairs and communication firm based in Washington, D.C., where she lives with her husband, the Rev. Dr. Luis León, rector at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. She has co-authored a business management book and worked for many years as an editor and reporter for three major, metropolitan newspapers—The (Baltimore) Evening Sun, The (Bergen) Record in Hackensack, NJ, and The Charlotte (NC) News—in positions ranging from police reporter to night city editor, with a variety of assignments in between.
Outside of work, Lu has been involved in strategic planning and communications for outreach initiatives of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and for social service agencies in the Washington metropolitan area. She has been instrumental in founding and developing parish-to-parish partnerships in Honduras, South Africa, and in the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kathleen Moore, Communications Manager
Prior to joining Canticle Communications, Kathleen was the social media manager for The Orvis Company, where she oversaw Orvis's presence on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, as well as the Orvis News blog.
Before moving to Vermont in 2012, Kathleen lived in Los Angeles for eight years, working in the television industry. As part of her role as scheduling and editorial director for Warner Bros. Entertainment's TheWB.com, she managed the company's social media feeds. Other past experience includes broadcast network scheduling at The WB Television Network and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as cable sales and distribution at Twentieth Television.
In addition to her work with Canticle, Kathleen serves as communications minister for the Episcopal Church in Vermont. Kathleen currently resides in Manchester, Vermont and holds a B.A. in History from Kenyon College.
Crystal Plummer, Project Manager
Crystal is the former associate for development and events for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, responsible for the coordination of the annual diocesan convention, bishop's appeals, and capital campaign.
Prior to joining the Diocese of Chicago, Crystal worked for 20 years in the financial services industry. At UBS Financial Services, she was a senior learning relationship manager, partnering with business groups to create and execute talent development strategies, and managing a leadership development program for early career high-potential employees. At Prudential Financial she was a human resources project manager focused on change management, organizational effectiveness, training and documentation associated with systems implementations.
Crystal holds a B.A. in Spanish and education and an M.B.A. in management and human resources from Rutgers University.