Hi, my name is Mike Sessler, thanks for stopping by ChurchTechArts. I started this in March of 2007 as a way to chronicle my journey and experiences as a technical director of a mid-sized church in Western New York. I had no idea I would write over 1,000 posts that have been read by people all over the country and the world. The fact that people read this at all is both humbling and gratifying.
Today, I am the Technical Arts Director at Coast Hills Community Church in Southern California. Like this blog, I had no idea I would end up here when I started running sound for the small church I was a part of in Ohio in 1999. Over the last 20 years, I’ve had the great privilege to serve at six great churches, providing excellence in sound, lighting and video production.
My professional career took a parallel track, first in producing and running large-scale sales meetings for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, then in the video production business I launched with a friend. We had the immense pleasure of traveling the country documenting the stories of God moving in churches, mission agencies and para-church groups.
My “two worlds” collided in 2006 when I was asked to join the staff of the church I was volunteering for. That was the beginning of my journey as a full-time technical director. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to design systems, engineer and create content for those and many other churches. There are few things I enjoy more than helping churches maximize the use of technology to accomplish their mission, training other technical artists and encouraging my fellow TDs.
I have had the opportunity to speak at conferences, write for magazines and talk to experts in our field on our podcast, ChurchTechWeekly. God has had me on an amazing journey these last 20 years or so, and I’m grateful or the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with you.
**Important Safety Tip: Even though Mike is currently on staff at Coast Hills, the views expressed herein are not necessarily those of the church, though hopefully they will line up more often than not...**
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