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John Alexander

 

Location

Northport, Alabama USA

Occupation

Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church, Romulus, Alabama
Graduate, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama

Family

Married to Angie, daughter Morgan

Links My Homepage with links to sermons, Mac/Unix stuff, theology, Church history, and such.
Computer Skills Experience with OS X, Unix, Linux, Macintosh Classic, Windows (95, 98, NT 4, XP), Microsoft Office (including Access), OpenVMS, Apache. I'm still learning SQL (primarily PostgreSQL) and PHP.

Mark Allison

 

Location

Flowery Branch, GA (30 minutes north of Atlanta)

Occupation

I'm the Director of Product Development for Dake Publishing. I also work as a software developer at Accordance Bible Software. In my spare time I'm a video editor (use Final Cut Pro) and a wedding photographer—just went all digital this year! I'm an adjunct professor at Toccoa Falls College teaching in the School of World Missions. I'm also the webmaster for the Evangelical Missiological Society.

Family

My wife, Lu (head of women's ministries at our church—the Atlanta Vineyard), and I have been married 16 years; we have four kids—Sophia (14), Lydia (12), Evangeline (10) and Levi (7). We also have two poodles—Snickers and Baby Ruth, two cats, two birds, and a turtle.

Computer Background I've worked with Macs since 1987 when I began working as a newspaper writer with a weekly paper—the Camden County Tribune—in St. Marys, Georgia. We used Macintosh SE's and I was hooked. These days, I mostly work with InDesign, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, BBEdit, and GoLive.
Interests Anything to do with computers (especially Macs), photography, mountain biking, reading, writing, web design.

 

Tim Archer

 

Location

Stockdale, Texas, USA

 

Occupation

Currently serving as bilingual (English/Spanish) pulpit minister at the church of Christ in Stockdale
Spent 15 years in Argentina as a missionary
Mac user since 1987

 

Family

Enjoying the blessing of a 16-year (and counting) marriage to the former Carolina Tolosa. We have two children: Daniel, age 12, and Andrea, age 10.

 

Interests

I'm the headcoach of the Amarillo Armadillos.

 

Allan Crowson

 

 

Location

Nashville, TN USA (following nearly 20 years in Ivory Coast and France)

 

Occupation

Currently working (from home) in Risk Management for a major telecom equipment provider.

 

Family

Three grown children, one married, one teaching English in Japan, one working to save money for graduate studies.

 

Interests

Reading, economics/current events, and photography, digital or otherwise.

 

Computer Skills

Experience in home networking, basic web page coding (HTML), formerly a FileMaker Pro and Lasso developer.

 

Rev. Wesley Masanosuke Cummins

 

Location

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

 

Computer Skills

music transcription with Sibelius

 

Kimberly Edmond

 

Location

Orlando, Florida USA

 

Occupation

Assistant Music Director, Cornerstone Baptist Church

 

Family

Husband and a 14 year old child

 

Interests

Interested in EVERYTHING, but especially music, computers, basketball, Christian education.

 

Rick Evans

 

Location

San Antonio, Texas USA

 

Occupation

User Interface Designer, Capital Group - American Funds
I basically do anything that involves user interface design or usability

In my spare time I help several ministries working in India with their web sites:
        Book selling business: http://www.mergingcurrents.com
        Journal about believers in Nepal: http://www.bhaktivani.com
        Contextual work among Indians: http://www.rethinkingforum.com
        Work among Jains: http://www.jaindisciples.org

 

Family

My wife is Sarah and we have 5 kids, Nathan (19), Daniel (17), Andrew (14), Jake (13), Jessica (10)

Church We attend Oak Hills Community Church with Max Lucado as our pastor

Interests

Music, Running, Basketball, anything to do with India

 

Computer
Background

First used a Mac in 1987 when working in Saudi Arabia, but when OS X first came out I decided to buy an iMac for myself and our kids. Then 2 years ago I bought a Powerbook and that has been my primary machine ever since. I have been working with just about every kind of computer since 1984 with my favorite being the web with PHP and mySQL. I primarily use Photoshop and Dreamweaver at work.

 

James Ellis

Location

Cincinnati, OH

Occupation

retired March 1, 1997 after working for 32 years at General Electric

Family

Married 47 years to my wife Pat. We have 5 children, all grown and moved out of the house. We have 12 grandchildren ranging in ages from 2 years old to 19 years old

Church

Vineyard Community Church, Springdale, OH since 1992

 

Trueman Hight

 

Location

Peculiar, Missouri, USA

 

Occupation

retired from my business as Prevention Training and Consulting and am presently an Associate Pastor at The Worship Center, Harrisonville, Missouri.

 

Shelby Hill

Location

Montreuil,France (suburb of Paris)

Occupation

Husband Dan & I are church planting.

Family

We have 6+ kids ages 17-3

 

Links

Shelby's blog http://shelbyjeanne.blog-city.com/
Dan's blog http://weproclaimhim.blog-city.com/ (ministry news and prayer requests)

 

Alan Houtzer

 

Location

Walhalla, South Carolina USA

 

Occupation

Information Technologies Manager for Keowee Key Property Owners' Association

 

Ministries

Second lay leader for West Union Presbyterian Chapel -- a congregation of 25. Sunday School & Bible Study teacher.

 

Family

Married to Debbie (teacher, youth group leader), kids Sophia, James, Michael

 

Other Interests & Characteristics

Former software developer for 15 years and **really** miss it(!!), full-time motorcyclist (wife has a car), Mac user since 1987. Slowly attending Presbyterian Lay School of Theology with goal of becoming a Commissioned Lay Pastor. I do some Mac personal consulting on the side, as time permits.

 

William "Chris" Howard

Location

Homestead, Florida USA

Occupation

Graphic Artist, Photographer, Systems Manager, Auto Electric Suppliers, Miramar, FL

Family

Married to Nancy, daughters Jessica & Karis

Computer skills

Photoshop, InDesign, general networking on all platforms; chief cook and bottle washer. Also an Accordance user.

Testimony

Raised Traditional Roman Catholic, saved in 1998 after a painful divorce, sex, drugs and rock n' roll nearly killed me. I have since become an active member of a evangelical Christian church, praise team, prison ministry, and my pursuit is now in servitude of the Lord. I remarried in 2001 to Nancy, a Godly woman, and Karis was born last year. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for coming and saving me in my hour of need, and hope that my life will reflect my gratitude for Him. I await the day to see Him face to face...

 

Links

Homepage http://homepage.mac.com/aesart/chris/Menu16.html
Church New Life Community Church in Kendall, FL (http://www.nlcc.net)

 

Cameron Kaiser

 

Location

Southern California, USA

Occupation

Physician; Amateur software design and engineering; Amateur
graphics arts

Academic background

Linguistics, primary care medicine

Skills

Unix system administration (NetBSD, AIX, Mac OS X); web application development; classic computing and engineering (particularly 6502 assembly); proficient in HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator; proficient in Perl, SQL, C, Pascal, BASIC

 

Interests

Photography; graphic arts; music composition; Commodore and
Macintosh microcomputers; retrocomputing/historical computing; foreign
languages; Japanese anime and manga

 

Links

Floodgap Systems project repository for classic and retro computing resources, and creative arts
Computer Workshops shareware for Commodore 64, 128, Macintosh, MS-DOS
My personal home page http://www.armory.com/~spectre/
The Christian Anime Alliance dedicated to Christian-compatible anime; I'm a staff member.

 

Howard Kim

 

 

Location

Sherman Oaks, California USA

 

Occupation

Web Developer/Programmer

 

Family

Married to Grace, no children yet, but one is on the way.

 

Links

My Homepage http://www.graysea.com/
The church I attend Grace Community Church

 

Computer skills

Experience with MacOS X, Linux, Windows (all), Apache, Perl/CGI, X/HTML, CSS, Javascript. Developing skills in PHP, MySQL, and Java.

 

Charles Kirchner

 

Location

Huntsville, Alabama USA

Occupation

retired engineer

Interests

Bible study, skiing, hiking, writing, music

Computer skills

OS X, Office

Church

Grace Bible Church

 

David Lang

 (CMUG Content Editor)

 

Location

Maitland, Florida (suburb of Orlando)

Occupation

Software developer (Accordance Bible Software), Freelance Writer

Family

Married to Lisa, with four children: David, Caleb, Bethany, and Alexa

Links

Lang Gang web-site: Our family web-site replete with photos and iMovies.
Accordance Bible Software: Mac Bible Software beyond anything available for Windows.
The Accordance Exchange: Lots of free stuff for use with Accordance Bible Software.

David Larson

 

Location

San Diego, California, USA

Occupation

I work from my home on several writing projects and a video project for the church. I am 100% certified at breaking anything - especially computers, and 90% successful at fixing them - especially Macintosh.

Family

Wife, Linda; two grown children - Aaron - married w/ 2 kids of his own, plays the drums for the worship team. Cristin - single, living on her own, leads the youth w/ assistance from a married couple.

Computer Skills

Desktop publishing, photo enhancement/restoration/modification, graphic design, copy writing, computer repair, software testing, networks. Also adept at sound engineering and videography. We use Maya and Lightwave at home. Linda is a trained graphic artist and specializes in 3D animation. We are incorporating animation into the worship, sermons and youth at church. Together, we are responsible for multimedia and presentation at church.

 

Interests

Computer graphics, computer video and sound. All which distracts me too much from my true love - writing.

Gary Lauterback

 

Location

Santa Maria, CA USA

Occupation

Macintosh Computer Consultant – Santa Maria, CA USA

Church

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church – Grover Beach, CA

Family

Married: Kathlynne

 

Links

Church Home Page
Local Christian TV
My Home Page
Santa Maria Macintosh User’s Group Home Page

 

Bryan S. Lawler

 

Location

Bartlesville, Oklahoma USA

 

Occupation

Filmmaker and Web Manager for The Voice of Martyrs.
Owner, Lawler Media video production and web development

 

Computer Skills

Apple Production Suite; Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, & Motion; Macromedia Studio; Fireworks, Dreamweaver, & Flash; Adobe; Photoshop & Premiere

 

Links

Lawler Media My company web site.
The Voice of Martyrs The Christian organization that I work full-time for.
Tyro Christian Church The church that I attend.

 

Scotte Meredith

 

 

Location

Spokane, Washington USA

 

Occupation

Professional software developer. President of StarSoft Technologies, Inc., developers of ChurchWorks and DonorWorks, software for non-profits.

 

Family

Married 24 years. Wife - Renae (Technical Director for 2 local theaters); Son - Andrew - 22 (Junior Eastern Washington University - Fine Arts/Sculptor major); Son - Marcus - 19 (Sophomore Spokane Falls Community College); Daughter - 16 (home schooled, heavily involved in drama and singing). Me - Modified fastpitch softball pitcher, building card stock models.
Elder at Shiloh Hills Fellowship (Baptist General Conference).

 

Christian Miller

 

 

Location

Raleigh, North Carolina USA

 

Occupation/Skills

I am a self-employed software consultant (http://www.pariahware.com) who also sells shareware on the side. If anyone needs some custom programming done, I would be happy to take a look.

 

Family

I am married to my wife Joanne and we own two Dachshunds named Peanut and Max.

 

Testimony

I've been saved since 1990 and we regularly attend Calvary Chapel, a non-denominational Christian church

 

George Pytlik

 

 

Location

Vancouver, BC Canada

 

Occupation

Advertising creative director (http://www.adwiz.biz/), Marketing director for The Pocket Testament League (http://www.pocketpower.org/).

 

Family

Married 24 years to Wendy, who works as a secretary at our church. Three daughters aged 20, 17 and 16.

 

Skills and Interests

Graphic design, web design, advertising and creative marketing communications, photography, flying, cycling. Also a ballroom DanceSport competitor (who says Baptists don't dance?)

 

Neville Reid

 

Location

Poplar, London, UK

Occupation

Chartered Accountant, currently in financial management for a local Housing Association and community regeneration charity. Managed IT (Windows network) for a year - no longer, thank the Lord!

Family

Wife: Oi Fee; Daughter: Fiona

Ministry Elder in Lighthouse Baptist Church. Regular street preacher with 21st Century Street Witness.

Computer Skills

Mac user since 1984. Recently jumped from OS8.6 to 10.3. Able to advise on MS Excel.

 

Tony Robinson

 

Location

Melbourne, Australia

Occupation

Information Technology and Bible teacher and IT manager @ Gilson College http://www.gilsoncollege.com
University student (EEd) @ LaTrobe University, Bundoora

Family

Married 23 year to Marcia (Primary school teacher); 6 children Lucas - 20; Brittany - 17; Tobias - 12; Nathaniel and Thomas - 10; Felicity - 8.

Personal Interests

Computer skills Try to maintain the college network. Personal interest in graphics - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

 

Keith Ronan

 

Location

St.Cloud, Florida USA

 

Occupation

Music Pastor, Cornerstone Church of Saint Cloud
Web Designer / Owner of Elijah Web Solutions http://www.elijahwebsolutions.com

 

Family

Married 14 years with one wonderful son.

Testimony Love the Lord with all my heart!

 

Bob Sander-Cederlof

 

Location

Rowlett (a suburb of Dallas), Texas USA

 

Occupation

Computer programmer since 1960s, still working. Primarily worked on Macromedia FreeHand for the last 14 years. Before that Apple II software for 9 years. Before personal computers, wrote Fortran compilers for Control Data mainframes; robot control and computer vision and automated test software for Texas Instruments; and a variety of other interesting projects.

 

Links

Homepage http://bobsc5.home.comcast.net/

 

Kevin Sorenson

Location

Rochester, MN

Occupation

Pastor, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church (affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America)
Currently serving in year #7 (longest of my 3 senior pastorates and 1 youth pastorate)

Family

Ann, my lovely wife of 23+ years; Rebecca, sophomore at Minnesota State Univ., Mankato; Jonathan, 5th grade (and lover of all things sports... as long as it's football!); Elizabeth, 4th grade (lover of books, gets caught late at night with light still on!)

Interests

theology (especially that of the Puritans; God is sovereign, but I think He should have had me living in the 17th century, but then, sadly, no Macintosh!); nearly all things Macintosh (if you start talking programming to me, my eyes will glaze over); nearly nothing PC (both the computer kind and the cultural kind)

Ron Stuart

Location

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Occupation

I am self employed and did commercial printing and professional photography. Now I do web work and desktop publishing along with a hour or two of woodworking. Love the Mac and have been a user since 1985.

Family

I got saved in Northern Ontario in 1977. I have lived in Bridgewater for 26 years. I am married to Barbara, who is from the east coast, that is why I am here I guess. Have 4 children, three girls ages 37, 35 and 32. Have one son Peter who is 22. He attended Moody Bible Institute, is getting married to a girl from Wisconsin in August and will be Settling in Spokane, Washington to get his pilots license and become a missionary pilot.

Faithe Thomas

Location

65 acres outside Fulton, KY USA (was 6 years in Ghana, West Africa with SIM)

Occupation

President & Graphic Designer for Master Design Ministries, Inc. Memphis, TN, USA

Family

Married to Kirk since July 04

Computer Skills

Experience with OS X, Macintosh Classic, Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, GoLive, HTML, PageMaker, etc.

Links

My wedding: www.finleythomas.com
Master Design: www.masterdesign.org