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Matt Gilder

Matt Gilder Band Leader & Keys Player for Chris Tomlin Bio Matt Gilder has served as Chris Tomlin’s band leader and keys player since 2007.   Born in Southeast Texas, Matt grew up passionate about music and leading worship in his local church.  The church gave him many opportunities to lead and when he was 17…

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Nolan Rossi

Nolan Rossi Studio & Touring Audio Engineer Bio Nolan Rossi is a studio and touring audio engineer from Nashville, TN. He’s been behind the faders for Crowder, Kari Jobe, Brooke Fraser, Passion Band, Darlene Zschech, John Mark McMillan, Planet Shakers, and Andrew Peterson. Originally from the Detroit area, Nolan started working in church production at…

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James Allen

James Allen Senior Sales Development, Shure Bio Having survived 10 years on the road in roles such as Systems, RF, and FOH/Monitoring for artists the likes of Madonna, Drake, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga, James now serves as a Senior Sales Development for Shure at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  There he provides training, wireless…

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Marius van Heerden

Marius van Heerden Scenic Designer, Willow Creek Community Church Bio Marius was born in South Africa, but immigrated and made Chicago home for the last 10 years with his wife and 4 wonderful children, (they now have 4, in-law kids and 3½  grandchildren). He started serving on the stage set production team at Willow Creek…

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Donnie Haulk

Donnie Haulk President/CEO – AE Global Media Bio Donnie is an international speaker, published author, accomplished musician, technology architect and manufacturing consultant for the industry he loves. He is daily involved in the design, engineering, installation, and testing of many cutting edge A/V/L products on the market today*. With a solid background in engineering and…

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Paul Martel

Paul Martel CEO & Co-Founder, Living As One Bio Paul Martel is CEO and Co-Founder of Living As One, an organization focused on strengthening The Church through improved communication technology and collaboration. Paul is a graduate from The University of Texas at Dallas and has experience in emergency communications, live event production, and global broadcast…

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Jody Eldred

Jody Eldred Ambassador, Light & Motion Filmmaker/Visual Storyteller, Jody Eldred Productions Bio Jody Eldred is an Emmy-winning and Directors Guild of America award-nominated Director, Director of Photography/Cameraman, Writer, Producer, and Editor. With 40 years in TV news and docs (mostly for the networks), working on feature films, TV dramas such as CBS’ “J.A.G.”, “NCIS”, “NCIS:…

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Brian Turnbull

Brian Turnbull Church Relations Lead, Amplio Systems Bio Brian is passionate about sitting down with church leaders and encouraging them while diving deep into their vision and culture. Prior to joining Amplio, he spent most of his life around St. Louis, MO where he spent several years as Director of Production & Technology for a…

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Ivan Talamantes

Ivan Talamantes Broadcast Audio Engineer & Midweek TD, Willow Creek Community Church Bio Ivan started 30 years ago as a musician and 20 years ago as an audio engineer. Currently, he is the TD for midweek services and the Broadcast Audio Engineer for Weekends at Willow Creek. He also has a project studio at home…

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Matt Lundgren

Matt Lundgren Worship Director, Willow Creek Community Church Bio Matt Lundgren is a musician, songwriter, worship director and a part of the creative engine at Willow Creek Community Church.  Through his musical talent, down-to-earth persona, and use of creative arts, Matt Lundgren finds unique ways to help people connect with God. In his free time…

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