Julie Craven 2024 Crop

Julie Craven Director of Marketing

Julie Craven serves as Director of Marketing for The Basilica of Saint Mary and the Basilica Landmark. Her background includes marketing and communications in roles that included Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Hormel Foods in Austin, Minn. Julie served as Director of Communications and Marketing at Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis and has also advised the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on communications and marketing matters. Currently, Julie serves as Associate Director of the Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing . She will continue to serve in that role. Julie is a member of the board of directors for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota.

Julie leads the Basilica marketing committee and collaborates with staff and parish leadership to integrate messaging in ways that best serve the parish and the Basilica Landmark.

Julie and her husband Doug are Basilica parishioners and have a great love for The Basilica of Saint Mary, downtown living, and their two granddaughters, Rosie and Ella!