AI in the Sanctuary: Exploring the Future of Ministry with the Latest Innovation Front

AI in the Sanctuary

March 20, 2024

Exponential NEXT Podcast Episode 7
Series: AI in the Sanctuary

Should pastors be curious or anxious about AI? Join the conversation as Kenny Jahng and Yvonne Carlson, CTO at Global Media Outreach, tackle common fears head on. Hear how AI can improve pastoral care, enhance churchgoer experiences, speed up Bible translation, and more. Discover practical steps to address staff anxieties and congregational misconceptions. Explore real ministry use cases stretching from chatbots to personalized sermon recommendations. Whether you feel behind the curve or anxious about the future, this discussion will leave you curious, hopeful and ready to collaborate with AI.

Host: Kenny Jahng, Director of AI NEXT

Guest: Yvonne Carlson, CTO of Global Media Outreach

Category: AI NEXT

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Kenny Jahng

Kenny Jahng

Kenny Jahng is the Editor-in-Chief of and founder of He is deeply committed to helping ministries connect with the right audiences. Kenny is also the Chief Clarity Officer at Big Click Syndicate, a strategic marketing advisory firm. He holds certifications as a StoryBrand Copywriter Guide and Jasper AI expert, and is the creator of the A.R.T. of Engagement content marketing framework, which has helped ministries worldwide build stronger connections with their audiences. With a passion for empowering Christian leaders to achieve their marketing goals, Kenny can be found on LinkedIn and Instagram or via
Yvonne Carlson

Yvonne Carlson

Yvonne Carlson is the CTO at Global Media Outreach and has extensive experience in technology across multiple sectors. She is the former VP of Product at Unite Life and Director of Digital at Moody Radio and has advanced qualifications in Information Communications Technology. She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and Chair of the National Religious Broadcasters Digital Media Committee, focusing on the intersection of faith and technology. At Global Media Outreach, she leads innovations to share the Gospel and accelerate discipleship, bringing unique insights and a commitment to mission-centric technology to her role and the organization's objectives.   Yvonne has spoken on technology and artificial intelligence at Missio Nexus, FaithTech, Missional AI, National Religious Broadcasters, Digital Media Con, and other conferences and workshops.    

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