New CREST for Saint Charles Borromeo Academy

Faith in Marketing is excited to showcase the new CREST (a.k.a. Coat of Arms / Achievement Mark) for Saint Charles Borromeo Academy, in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. The academy was founded in 1947 in Oakview, Missouri, a suburb “village” near Gladstone, in the Northland area of Kansas City.

Saint Charles Borromeo Academy is located at Saint Charles Catholic Parish, which recently welcomed its new Pastor, Fr. Don Farnan. Father Don previously served the community at St. Thomas More Parish on Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri. At Saint Charles, Fr. Don has provided a new sense of spirit and energy. Parishioners even enjoy his weekly blog writings.

The academy’s new crest will be used as a formal marking on letterhead, signage and other collateral / marketing materials. Faith in Marketing creates unique logos, crests and other artwork for Catholic Schools, Parishes and Organizations. The Catholic marketing company is based in San Diego, California, and also provides services including:

  • Video Production
  • Mobile & Web Development
  • Social Media Targeted Marketing
  • Virtual Tours
  • Direct Mail
  • Design & Printing

Communications staff at Saint Charles Borromeo Academy selected Faith in Marketing to develop the fully custom school crest design, and they provided very specific requests for certain elements to be included / represented, such as:

  • shield
  • cross
  • laurel wreath (leaves of victory) or
  • laurel crown (crown of laurels)
  • trivium symbol
  • keys to the kingdom
  • praying hands (or a symbol that represents serving God) or
  • open book
  • eucharist symbol
  • banner
Thom Hiatt, 1st Grade

Gina Rupnow, Director of Communications at St. Charles Borromeo Academy, declared that, “Once again, Faith In Marketing has come through.  Their team is prompt, reliable, professional, and a pleasure to work with.  They were able to make our vision come to life with this beautiful crest… it truly tells our story! Thank you, Faith In Marketing, for another outstanding product!”

In addition to the crest, a new athletics logo is under development for the academy sports team, the Saint Charles Chargers. Thom Hiatt, the co-founder of Faith in Marketing, graduated from St. Charles in 1989, and was proud to be a member of the school’s winning volleyball and basketball teams.

For more information or media inquiries, please contact Thom at Faith in Marketing at (858) 877-3733 or write to