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Catalyst West Creatives Tweetup

April 26, 2010 by

I had the pleasure of hosting a tweetup at the Catalyst West conference this past week in Southern California as the area Regional Network Coordinator for the Center for Church Communication (CFCC, the nonprofit parent of Church Marketing Sucks). What impressed me most was the passion of everyone I met and the fact that my wife’s homemade chocolate cupcakes were a huge hit. People from all over the country were there with some very impressive people in creativity and communications.

It was my first time representing CFCC and more than one church communication leader mentioned how they were going to utilize the labs to improve their church flyers. I estimated about 50 people we connected in less than one hour–church com directors, worship leaders, lead pastors, and some creative professionals as well.

I am still following up with people I met and created a Twitter list to keep track of those who came by or who RSVPd.

We even had a few giveaways, including Jon Acuff’s book Stuff Christians Like (arranged by CFCC’s executive director Cynthia Ware) and 15 CDs from Integrity Music (Deluge, Carlos Whittaker and Vicky Beeching).

Since I didn’t have the CDs with me at the event, I thought we could give them away right here. If you attended the tweetup just comment on this post! We’ll arrange the shipping and get the CD to you.

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Rich Kirkpatrick


Rich is a husband, dad, blogger, social media addict, musician, worship leader and pastor who is still learning to live life to the fullest! His family of four lives in Temecula, Calif., and you can find him at rkweblog.com, which is a conversation about live and faith for creatives, leaders and influencers.
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14 Responses to “Catalyst West Creatives Tweetup”

  • Kevin Feiertag
    April 26, 2010

    Bro, awesome to meet ya, and some other creatives! look forward to networking with everyone and learning new things from everyone!
    Keep up the hard work!


  • David Lawrence
    April 26, 2010

    Great to meet you at Catalyst West!!!


  • Jeremy Blasongame
    April 26, 2010

    It was good to crash the CatWest party by meeting some cool people, and seeing new faces.


  • Tanya Glass
    April 26, 2010

    Thanks for putting the TweetUp together, I met some fun people & really enjoyed those cupcakes! Have a great week! Looking forward to more SoCal connection opportunities!


  • Ryan Rotman
    April 26, 2010

    Great to meet you at the tweetup! Thanks again for doing it and thank you to your wife for the cupcakes. Look forward to seeing you again at the Worship Retreat next month. Would love Carlos’ CD. I already have Vicky Beeching’s.


  • Bethany Stolle
    April 26, 2010

    So great to connect with you and others at CatWest Tweetup–thanks for coordinating!


  • Jim Gray
    April 26, 2010

    i was there!great cupcakes and connections!


  • Paul Zeek
    April 26, 2010

    TweetUp was a great idea. nice to connect with several people & I agree with Tanja…great cupcakes.


  • bobby
    April 26, 2010

    I was there! Awesome time connecting with everybody. Thanks for setting it up Rich.


  • Aaron
    April 26, 2010

    Cupcakes! They were the bomb.


  • Patrick Hardy
    April 26, 2010

    Yeah.. It was good seeing you again Rich. I didn’t get a cupcake, but I heard that they were amazing. What a good day.. Talk soon.


  • Josh Roberts
    April 27, 2010

    Great meeting you Rich and yes, the cupcakes were delish!


  • Victor Estrada
    April 27, 2010

    It was great to see you and catch up with a ton of other tweets that I hardly ever get to see. Thanks for putting that thing together.


  • alex mclean
    April 27, 2010

    Dude – the cupcake made it ALL worth it brutha!



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