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GCC IT Roundtable

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Granger Community Church IT Roundtable


What:  A roundtable is a peer-learning event where the participants are both teachers and learners. A roundtable is:

  • Small enough to emphasize interactive learning
  • Led by a facilitator and peer
  • Includes participants who have an affinity with each other
  • Does not include a strong agenda beyond sharing knowledge


Where: Granger Community Church, Granger, IN (South Bend area)



June 25th - evening dinner meet-n-greet (dinner courtesy of SPONSORS listed below)

  • Feel free to swing over to GCC as early as 5pm .. we'll be meeting in the "Great Room" on lower level.
  • Dinner at 6:30pm Eastern in the "Great Room" at GCC campus on 630 East Main Street
  • We'll have a couple xbox and Wii consoles setup for some gaming fun :-)
  • Campus tour at 8pm Eastern

June 26th - roundtable 9am - 4pm

June 26th - post roundtable dinner and chat time (dinner courtesy of SPONSORS listed below)

  • 5:30pm - Dinner will be offsite at Villa Macri's http://villamacri.com in the "Garden Room"
    • Villa Macri Ristorante

      225 Toscana Blvd.

      Granger, Indiana 46530





Jason Powell of VR6 Systems - Providing Dell storage sales and consulting focusing on Dell's EqualLogic product line.  We've saved dozens of churches TONS of $$$ over what they'd pay direct from Dell!

Founded in 1999, VR6systems provides streamlined data storage and backup solutions across industries. Our partners have over 25 years experience designing and managing information technology, including servers, storage, network infrastructure, client/server systems, and security.



Fellowship Technologies - Fellowship One, web-based church management software, provides anytime, anywhere access to a complete 360 degree view of the families and individuals who visit or attend the church




Dan McCoy of Micro Enterprises LLC - Since 2002, delivering PEACE OF MIND, PROTECTION, and ASSURANCE through Business Continuity Solutions--all for one AFFORDABLE FLAT RATE you can budget. We worry so you don’t have to.  24/7 – Covered I.T. – Never Worry Again!  Avoid Server downtime with our built-in Standby Server and keep your church focused on the mission! Overloaded staff? -- Let us help offload them.  microMANAGE server monitoring and alerting 24/7, tested patch management, helpdesk, managed voip solutions and asset management are just a few of the solutions we offer for a flat fee you can budget. 



Light Cast MediaSTREAM takes the complex and makes it simple. By using MediaSTREAM you have the capability to reach over 600 million desktops and mobile devices globally with your message!





AMDG Technology LLC http://www.amdgtechnology.com/ sales@amdgtechnology.com mention #citrt

ESET NOD32 Antivirus & Antispyware Products, GTA Firewalls & VPN Solutions, Kerio Groupware Software, and Google / Postini Services. We started in the ISP industry in the 80s and we also offer email hosting, web hosting, backup services, as well as technology/internet/ network consulting.

Our primary vertical markets are churches, educational facilities, government institutions, and other non-profit organizations so we have big non-profit discounts.


Want to help sponsor?  We're not asking for much, just $250 .. contact jpowell@gccwired.com for more info.


Who:  Anyone responsible for Information Technology in a ministry setting ... Business Admins, IT Directors, Network Admins, Helpdesk, staff or volunteers ... regardless of church/organization size. 



To meet other IT staff and volunteers

  • Encouragement - "I am not alone." "Here I am understood."
  • Confidence - "I'm not so crazy after all."
  • Relationship - Develop on-going friendships

To advance the diffusion of innovation in a given topic area

  • Sharing knowledge, lessons learned, and experiences
  • Sorting out the big picture. How does it all fit? Where are we going?
  • Synergy of new ideas, new perspectives, and new dreams

To facilitate collaboration

  • Explore opportunities for teaming up to accomplish common goals
  • "Network" - Learn who knows what and who is doing what


How much:

$99 (includes lunch and both dinners)

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED as of Monday morning 6/22..sorry

signup here (note WiredChurches calls this the IT Practicum) 


Hotels see this list (includes pricing) and this map

     @JimMichael got Courtyard for $42 ... here's his tweet about it http://twitter.com/JimMichael/statuses/2019583133


Who's Coming: (this list will be updated as registrations come in)

Position Church/Org
Weekend Attendance Contact info (blog/twitter/?)




attend dinner


Jason Powell IT Director Granger Community Church 5500



y y
Ed Buford Network Admin Granger Community Church 5500



y y
Justin Moore IT Specialist Granger Community Church 5500



y y
Dustin Hannifin

Systems Engineer

Crowe Horwath
IT Volunteer at Granger


y y
David Szpunar  Network  & Systems Manager  Lakeview Church  1750 http://infotech.lakeviewchurch.org
y y
Sheldon Strause    LCBC Lancaster         
Dave Mast IT Director NewPointe Community Church 3000



dmast @ Freenode IRC

y y
Chris Green

IT Services Director

Sr. Network Eng.

Solerant, LLC

Redeemer Bible Tomball

NA / 350



Shellie Bayne IT Director North Madison Christian Church 700



Jim Michael IT Director Windsor Crossing Community Church 5500 http://blogs.wcrossing.org/jmichael
Michele Schuman   FBCG 2000 http://twitter.com/mj_schuman Y Maybe
Don Kawahigashi Pastor of Operations Fellowship of the Parks 1700 http://www.fellowshipoftheparks.com Y Y
Doug Curlee Executive Pastor Fellowship of the Parks 1700 http://www.fellowshipoftheparks.com Y Y
Mark Rock Information Systems Director  Lincoln Berean Church 4000  http://twitter.com/mwrock y
Jason Lee Information Technology Director  Northwoods Community Church 3900 http://jasonmlee.net 
Jeremie Kilgore Network Systems Administrator  Northwoods Community Church 3900  http://jkilgore.net 
Rob Lamarre Admin Pastor / IT Director Point Harbor Community Church 10,000 (spirit) / 800 (truth) http://www.facebook.com/roblamarre Y Y
Vic Mollett   Southland Christian Church     n n
Jeremy Good Network Admin The Chapel 5,000



Kellen Butler  

Christ the King Lutheran Church

Zion Lutheran Church






y y
Richard Phillips   LifeChurch.tv     
Mark Burleson  Systems/Network Admin  LifeChurch.tv   



Brad Coats IT Director LifeChurch.tv 26



Matt McConnell Technology Director Park Chapel 1600 http://twitter.com/mmcconnell    
Jon Lambert IT Manager Heartland Comm. Church 6000



Earle Kelley IT Specialist Heartland Comm. Church 6000



Mike Niebuhr ChMS Administrator Heartland Comm. Church 6000 http://twitter.com/mikeniebuhr y y
Mike Reising   Granger Community Church 5500 http://twitter.com/Mike_R   y
Kathleen Frey IT Manager Ward Presbyterian Church        
Beth Hayes IT Operations Manager Willow Creek Community Church     y y
Kurt Donnan Network Engineer Willow Creek Community Church     y y
Terry Rugg Network Engineer Willow Creek Community Church     y y
David Hutchinson  Network Admin Vineyard Church of Columbus  7500



y y
Dan McCoy  IT Admin First Baptist Church of New Castle DE  425 



y (will be a bit late)
Craig Stein            
Greg Kamer            
Mark Moreno            
Bryan Snow Ministry Support Director

Forest Hill Church, Charlotte, NC

4,000 www.foresthill.org Y Y

 Bob Seymore          VP, Operations                Bethel Temple Community          1500                        www.btcchurch.com                            Y               Y




Comments (2)

Beth Hayes said

at 12:20 pm on Jun 22, 2009

The three of us from Willow Creek will be there for both dinners. Beth Hayes

Beth Hayes said

at 1:53 pm on Jun 22, 2009

What time is dinner on Thursday night?

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