Don Knieriem’s work in the Information Technology department of the Church of the Brethren has transitioned to the salaried position of database administrator, starting April 20. This position is responsible for coordinating changes to the denomination’s computer databases, testing and implementing databases, as well as planning, coordinating, and implementing changes to the computer databases.
Knieriem began his employment with the Church of the Brethren in Nov. 2011 as data analyst and registration specialist. The position evolved into web programmer and data analyst by Aug. 2013. In previous service to the church, he has worked as a volunteer with Brethren Disaster Ministries, serving through Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS). He also volunteered in the BVS office for two years.
The new position of database administrator is a reflection of the need for direct oversight of database processes as the denomination’s technology and database needs continue to grow.