Elliott WoodElder and Small Group Leader at Christ Community Church
Elliott Wood serves as an elder small group leader at Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN, and he’s also Director of Consulting at Enable Ministry Partners. Over the past 18 years, Elliott has consulted churches on IT strategy to enable support of their unique ministry strategies and discipleship pathways. Currently, Elliott is most active in helping churches use church management software more effectively – by facilitating a team-based approach to defining requirements and choosing new ChMS, to implementing or optimizing the configuration of ChMS to better solve ministry problems, and training staff to better use their ChMS. Elliott has served dozens of churches from 1000 in weekly attendance to over 40,000 in weekly attendance.
J Skipp MachmerExecutive Pastor of Programming and Strategic Development at Riverside Church
Skipp is currently serving as Executive Pastor of Planning & Strategic Development at Riverside Church, west of the Twin Cities in Minnesota. He has also been consulting churches around the country the last 12 years with Living Stones Associates. Skipp is also a Co-Author of The More-With-Less Church: Maximize Your Money, Space, Time, and People for Multiply Ministry Impact.
Rodney JamesPresident of Master's Plan Church Design & Construction
Rodney James was raised building buildings with his father. God called him from the corporate world to full time ministry where he served as church administrator and later senior pastor for 20 years. Having led his church through 3 major projects, Rodney understands the full process from discovering need, to vision casting, to designing and building ministry-related projects. Rodney has a gift and passion to educate churches and lead them through successful on-budget projects. Rodney is the founder and president of Master’s Plan Church Design and Construction. He and his wife Dana have one daughter.
Roger BlalockIT Security Officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Having served his local church for three decades in the areas of media and IT, Roger remains passionate about helping The Church achieve The Great Commission. He began working on computers at a very young age and remained active as technology changed through the years. His career started as a test automation engineer in the telecom industry but transitioned to web development and eventually IT networking, including data center design. He is currently employed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology as an IT Network and Security Engineer. Roger holds several IT security certifications and recently completed a Master’s Degree in Information System Security at the University of Denver.
Ask the Experts Panel: Operations
Bring your church operations questions to the table! In this interactive session, we’ll have a panel of experts answer your questions on how to improve your church administrative and business strategies.
Discussion Topics Include:
- Staffing & Strategic Development
- IT & Cybersecurity
- Church Management Systems
*Topics are subject to change