Tomorrow I fly to Houston. I've been looking forward to going to the WFX Conference for quite some time. Since Upper Room is in the midst of planning to be planted, I'm doing tons of research on new equipment, facilities design and system design. I'm thoroughly excited to be able to start from scratch for our new systems. I hope to be able to get some good hands-on time with some of the gear of particular interest (the RSS V-Mixing system for example), and meet some equipment reps. We're starting almost from scratch, so we've got a lot of gear to purchase.
I'm also looking forward to meeting up with some friends that I've only virtually met. I'm looking forward to finally shaking hands with Colin Burch of FaithTools and Brian Davis of Worship Tech Online. I have a really full schedule, but if anyone else is coming down and would like to meet up to talk for a few minutes, please shoot me an e-mail (mike[at]churchtecharts[dot]org). [update: I had previously listed my e-mail as .com instead of .org. I've been a bit scattered lately...sorry]
On a sadder, more personal note, some of you may have noticed in my Twitter feed that my father passed away last Friday. His death was not entirely unexpected, but was very sudden and caught my siblings and I really off guard. I will be leaving WFX early to fly to Virginia for the funeral. I will be bouncing amongst 5 airports in 4 days, so if you think of it, say a prayer for me, especially Thursday and Friday. The schedule is really tight and a missed flight would be bad. For everyone who's Twittered, called and e-mailed thoughts, prayers and condolences, know that they are much appreciated and have been very sustaining. It's times like these that being part of the Body of Christ is so precious.
More from WFX coming soon!