It sucks that it took a global pandemic to push most of the church onto the internet, but – God be praised – the time has come. As does any transition (oral tradition to written word, horses to cars, letters to phones) this one brings new features, new flaws, and new FAQs that must be answered. Come listen and wonder as 4 nerds who have it 1,000% figured out answer every single one of your questions in this roundtable discussion.
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Anthony Catalano – A lifelong lover of movies, Anthony graduated magna cum laude from Columbia College Chicago in 2011 with a BA in Film & Video. He then founded his video production company ADC-Video which specialized in filming live events and over the next 10 years he became one of the region’s premiere wedding videographers. In 2018 Anthony joined St. Mark Ministries as a Media Production & Technology Consultant, where he was tasked with updating the church’s video system to be able to deliver a weekly livestream of its worship services. Anthony continues to produce the weekly live production, along with producing a variety of media projects for St. Mark. Anthony recently completed his first feature length film titled “Last Testament” and it has been picked up for distribution by Gravitas Ventures and is expected to be released in October 2021.
Tim Babler – Tim oversees the worship ministry at St. Mark Ministries. He strives to plan, lead and executive authentic, compelling worship services for the in-person and online campuses. Tim attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and did post-graduate work in music and worship at Liberty University in Virginia.
Pastor Kent Reeder – Kent is a church planter who has worked in missions his whole career. He interned at Beautiful Savior in Charleston, planted Illumine in Charlotte, and (most recently) is engaged in a mission restart project called Illume in Seattle.
He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2013 and Seth Godin’s altMBA in 2019. He co-founded Hearts and Hands, an organization supporting WELS art and artists, as well as the Great City Network, an organization of WELS churches establishing best practices in major North American cities.
He is a songwriter and musician best known for his work with Luke Thompson and Caleb Schmiege on the modern hymn Christ Begins. Along with his wife, Alexandra, and their son, Beck, Kent enjoys camping, finding new ice cream shops to try, and staring at whatever mountain range presently occupies the horizon.
Johnathan Favorite – I grew up in Eagle River, WI and attended Martin Luther College to become a high school science teacher. While there, I was part of a musical group called Corban Creek that toured the country providing concerts and worship assistance to churches from 2002-2005. Because of that experience, I was called to be the Director of Worship Arts at CrossWalk Church in Phoenix, AZ where I served for 13 years. I have since been serving at 922 Ministries in Appleton, WI and lead the worship ministry for both of our campuses (St. Peter Lutheran and The CORE). Our 922 Worship Team consists of 60 musicians that serve both campuses and other tech volunteers.