About FILO

When we’re more effective, the church is more effective.

FILO (First In Last Out) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization built around supporting technical artists who serve the local church, designed to provide skill development, community and inspiration to equip technical artists to become effective contributors to their local church.

FILO started out of Todd’s personal need to learn, be connected to others and to be inspired that what we all do matters. Since 2014, the only goal has been helping technical artists everywhere become more effective so that their churches are more effective.

Join the community of local church technical artists at FILO. You will never be the same!

The FILO CORE Team

Joanne Botten
Accounting | Event Team
Joanne serves as the Arts and Worship Director at Willow Creek's South Barrington campus. She started out as a volunteer…
Delwin Eiland
Worship Leader
Delwin Eiland is a husband to Ashlee and a dad of three. He currently serves as the Worship Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Ch…
Todd Elliott
Founder
Todd is a writer, speaker, technical artist in the local church and founder of FILO. Formerly the Technical Arts Directo…
Justin Firesheets
Skill Development Champion
Justin Firesheets has been on staff at Church of the Highlands since early 2009. For his first 12 years on the team, Fir…
Wes Harris
Cohort Leader | Coach
Even at an early age, Wes was drawn to First-in/Last-out professions. He has spent time working in church production as …
Dylan Hofmann
Stream Producer
Dylan Hofmann works at Christ Fellowship Church in West Palm Beach, FL as the Dream Team Specialist, developing processe…
Dave Hunter
Creative Director | Event Host
After making his living in theater for 10+ years, Dave Hunter moved into the video production world armed with a wealth …
Nate Parker
Technical Producer
Nate serves on the FILO Core Team as the Technical Producer for the FILO Conference. He is passionate about creating dyn…
Julia Peetoom
Marketing Manager
As a pastor’s wife, former worship leader and multi-site weekend coordinator / producer, Julia has a deep respect, appre…
Chelsea Pribyl
Chief Operations Officer
Between having worked in the technical arts for a decade at Willow Creek Community Church and now being married to an au…
Alex Sawyer
Cohort Leader | Coach
After growing up and working in full time Church Production, Alex launched his own business as an independent producer a…
Kristen Skrzypczynski
Project Manager
Kristen has done a myriad of jobs in the past and loves to work in the details! Kristen has been a church production vol…
Grace Swift
Project Coordinator
As a pastor's kid who’s grown up in church, Grace has a deep appreciation for everyone that contributes to a Sunday serv…
Sarah Trommer
Business Development | Event Operations
Sarah is in the Business of Developing strong partnerships with the best organizations that can help our FILO tribe get …
Lyndsey Van Wyk
Main Sessions Producer
After producing concerts and events for 13+ years as well as teaching at Roosevelt University for 4+ years, Lyndsey is n…
Aubrey Wentz
Event Host | Coaching & Cohort Director
With a heart for development and creativity in multiple disciplines of the arts, and a drive for collaboration and team …

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