“Swanny” was a volunteer for 8 years or so before he started working at Church on the Move. This guy knows video! Before COTM, he made his living for many years in the film industry working behind the scenes on all types of video shoots.
His knowledge was put to great use when we began to upgrade our video technology as he was the one who possessed the drive, knowledge, and skill to make sure everything worked smoothly in our rather complex video world. By the way, if you want to eat grilled meat, Swanny is the man to cook it. Just saying…
“Tom.com” is the longest standing production member at Church on the Move, tracing his history all the way back to the Gospel Bill days. Tom looks after the live video side of all of our productions, directing the volunteer camera operators every weekend to create the look and feel we’re going for. He is known by many on for his shepherd’s heart and the way he genuinely shows his care to the team. Anything you want to know about the world, life, or great roadside cafes, Tom is THE man.
In addition to being our favorite Mexican on the planet, Chico oversees all of our backstage areas, cultivating the teams, maintaining our production areas so they remain clean and safe, and fabricating all the crazy stuff we dream up. With a heart and attitude unique to him, Chico willingly stepped away from serving as our Lighting Director many years ago so that he could build and cultivate this mostly unseen area of our production.
Aside from COTMProd, Chico rocks the planet serving as a section leader for Section 7 at the 11:00 AM service on Sundays, which he refers to as the “cool section”.
One of the first intern groups that didn’t suck included a young man named Johnathan. Yes, the same Johnathan pictured here. After enough years being beat down by the Production gauntlet, he appears to have finally made good. In all seriousness, even though Johnathan came in as a very young, very eager Production guy, he had serious talent that he was able to use by jumping into this thing full force. Over the years, he’s had a leadership role in every campus situation we’ve done to date, and is a major part of our Production Leadership as we try to forge ahead with this thing we call Church on the Move.
You wouldn’t guess it by looking at him, but Christian is our token heavy metal expert. If you want to talk about the guitar riff on the down chorus of some obscure (read: terrible) heavy metal band, Christian can definitely add to the conversation. He’s lived all over the place, growing up as a pastor’s kid, but came under our radar back in the heyday of the Dry Gulch era. He’s proven on more than one occasion that he’s more than just a metalhead, and has become a pretty amazing facet of our Broadcast Audio team, not to mention he’s our resident class clown.
Bryan came to us as an intern back in 2013, and believe it or not, actually had the gumption to make it through the intern gauntlet. Hailing from the part of Texas that happens to be near an ocean, but really isn’t that pretty (actually there’s not really any part of Texas near the coast that’s pretty…), he went back to serve his home church for nearly six years after completing his COTM internship. Coming back to the team as our Lighting Director was an easy step for us, and he fit like a glove. Don’t be fooled, he didn’t come here to simply wow us with all things lighting. A few items he conveniently left out from his job application include some pretty amazing things like web development, graphic design, video production, and film photography. Perhaps he should learn to include those on the front end of a job application in the future!
Luke is truly a jack-of-all-trades, coming to us from the hallowed halls of The Middle of Nowhere, Indiana (also known as Lafayette, home of Purdue University). With wisdom beyond his years, he has become one of those guys we’ve wondered how we ever lived without. A true aficionado of the production craft, he’s proven to be a solid fit in the PROD team. Rounding out the Video Production team is a complex job, but one that’s very well-suited to his skill set. Little known fact: not sure who’s the bigger foodie in the crew, Luke or Tom.