"After traveling all over North America for over two decades teaching communication seminars to churches and Christian ministries, Yvon now is creating articles, videos, blogs, and other training materials for www.effectivechurchcom.com, in addition to writing books and producing training CDs to educate, equip and inspire church communicators. These materials are practical and written from a respectful, biblical viewpoint, all with the purpose of helping churches fully fulfill the Great Commission. Previously, Yvon was a free-lance newspaper reporter and religion writer for the Colorado Springs SUN. When desktop publishing was first invented, Yvon was a top-rated, national trainer in desktop publishing for Padgett/Thompson, the nation's largest one-day seminar company and she wrote the first book on desktop publishing for the church, The Desktop Publishing Remedy, published by David C. Cook in 1992. She worked as a communications consultant and trainer for many of the ministries headquartered in Colorado Springs and was senior editor at Compassion International and Young life International. For many years she traveled full-time all over North America teaching seminars on church communications to thousands of church communicators. Yvon has written for many of the major Christian magazines, including being the communication columnist for Christian Computing Magazine for the past 17 years. Yvon and her husband Paul, a bi-vocational pastor, live in Ventura, CA."