The Copenhagen-based startup, ChurchDesk have recently hired Kenneth Svenningsen to be their new Product Manager. ChurchDesk’s ambition is to become the primary partner of the church. They stress the importance of a close collaboration so that the platform is formed to mirror the actual needs of the institution. As the connection point between the church and ChurchDesk, Kenneth will be responsible for keeping the dialog open while continuously improving on the existing product.

ChurchDesk was founded in 2010 with the goal of giving the church new tools to work with in the digital world. The platform is an all-in-one solution that lets priests and other church administrators communicate with their congregation while keeping taps on administrative work such as donations, volunteer planning, and updating their calendar.

Today ChurchDesk have offices in Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, and London and the startup have received significant investments from both Accelerace and Mangrove Capital Partners.

Experience and Courage

Kenneth Svenningsen brings extensive experience from his previous positions as CEO of Shipbeat, CTO of Miinto, and as Product Manager at Rocket Internet. While running Shipbeat, Kenneth was engaged in easing the burden of shipping for e-commerce companies. His previous efforts to streamline logistics is seen as a big advantage when trying to simplify the complexities of the church institution.

Christian Steffensen, the Founder and CEO of ChurchDesk writes that he is excited to work with Kenneth as he understands the needs and possibilities of working digitally.

“Kenneth has choosen ChurchDesk because we have the courage to work outside of the “comfort zone” when trying to make a difference and create a company on a solid foundation. I am convinced that Kenneth will contribute greatly to this goal,” writes Christian Steffensen.

With the size and support for the startup, Christian sees it as a natural step to hire an experienced Product Manager to take care of the continued communication and development.