Randolph W. (Randy) Sly
Phone: (703) 404-0754
Fax: (703) 404-0432
Randy Sly serves as Associate Editor for Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) and CEO for the Catholic Online Virginia Edition - North. He is also the Owner and President of WriteView, LLC, a commercial writing and communications company specializing in content for print, web, and multi-media as well as consulting for brand messaging, marketing communications strategies, public speaking and the new media. He works with corporations and associations, as well as consulting with churches and ministries regarding their communications tasks.
Born and raised in The Episcopal Church, Sly spent over thirty years in parish and denominational ministry, serving churches in Michigan, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Virginia. He became a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church during college and later served for 20 years in parish leadership as a pastor as well as in communications work. In 1992, he joined the Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC) where he was ordained a priest and ultimately consecrated a bishop. He served as the Archbishop of the Eastern Province and Supervising Archbishop of the International Office of Communications. In November, 2006 he and his wife, Sandy, were received into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
During his more than three decades of ministry, he has been a popular speaker for churches and Christian organizations, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of leadership development, spiritual renewal, the family, worship and liturgy, pastoral ministry, interpersonal communications, and pro-life. He has served as a senior pastor for a church over 1000, in smaller churches and in church planting.
Sly is a graduate of Spring Arbor University (B.A.), Asbury Theological Seminary (M.Div. with honors), and pursued Ph.D. studies in Educational Media at Kansas State University. He was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree (Honoris Causa) from Holy Trinity Theological College and Seminary. Prior to his call to ministry, he worked in radio as a disk jockey and broadcast journalist, in television broadcasting and multimedia.
Continuously involved in the field of communications and the media since 1969, he has produced radio, TV, film, video, and multi-image presentations for many national Christian and secular organizations. He is also a published author, and has written for a number of national periodicals, and was a major contributing editor and author for the multi-volume series The Complete Library of Christian Worship by Robert Webber. As a communications specialist, he also has over 50 multi-media and film scripts and hundreds of radio/TV commercials to his credit. He has been named three times as one of the “Outstanding Young Men of America,” appears in “Who’s Who in Religion,” and elected to be included in “Who’s Who” in 2005 and subsequent years.Sly and his wife have three children: Dena, Deborah, and David, all of whom are married, and eight grandchildren. They live in Potomac Falls, VA, a suburb of Washington D.C.