Ayhan Rob UlkeTechnology Consultant/Sales at Chyron; Board Member at Orchard Hill Church
Ayhan Rob Ulke is Chyron’s Vice President of Strategic Accounts with over 20 years of experience within Broadcast Media, Pro-Audio, and Information Technology.
Rob began his Information Technology sales career in 1998 at FORE Systems. FORE Systems was a start-up that grew out of Carnegie Mellon University supplying software development and network design to the US Naval Research Laboratories. Rob was fortunate to be part of this local Pittsburgh success story, working with key accounts that put him squarely in the middle of Pittsburgh’s technology renaissance. Rob has held sales leadership positions with 3COM, Cisco Systems, Avid and Chyron. He enjoys developing strategic partnerships and creatively sharing innovative solutions.
Rob has supported some of the country’s leading broadcasters over the last decade while promoting customer advocacy and focusing on business transformation through multi-year comprehensive enterprise agreements at CBS, HBO, and Viacom.
He is also an accomplished musician, writer, and mix engineer. He leads music and serves on the governing board for Orchard Hill Church of Pittsburgh, a multi-site inter-denominational Christian community with more than 5,000 members that streams its contemporary produced weekly worship services.
Rob lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Colleen, his wife of 28 years. He has three adult children, and two loyal lap dogs.
John CorneliusTechnical Director at Orchard Hill Church
John Cornelius has served as technical director at Orchard Hill Church for the last 20 years. Specializing in Audio, he has also previously served with Willow Creek Germany and North Way Christian Community. John has led technical operations at Orchard Hill Church for multi-site build-out and workflow transformation.
Next Generation Worship Center Renovation: How One Church Tended Their Orchard
In 2017 Orchard Hill Church of Pittsburgh embarked on a $3.7M renovation of a 20+ year old main worship center/auditorium. The project required a total gut of the room to implement updated aesthetics, seating, and comprehensive audio/video technology enhancements including L-ISA Studio 3D immersive audio arrays from L-Acoustics. The project also included the addition of ceiling clouds that were constructed to lower the 2-story ceiling and aid in creating a more intimate worship experience.
“The way we worship in our services today as compared to 20 years ago has changed dramatically. The space was originally designed to handle high-level live performance in a ‘seeker sensitive’ concert style setting. One of our primary goals was to transform the room into an environment where worshipers could hear the person next to them and be drawn into an all-encompassing experience of sight and sound, while not being overwhelmed or separated by the technology and/or the worship leaders and musicians on the platform” – John Cornelius, Director of Technology, OHC.
Through 4 years of planning, starts and stops, a global pandemic during the construction phase, as well as multiple architects, contractors and integrators, OHC finally saw their goals realized with the opening of the new worship center for Christmas services in 2020.
In this session we will cover:
- How to plan for, fund, and survive an overdue upgrade to your worship facility that includes a focus on Online and Virtual Church
- Overflow Planning
- Partners and Integrators
- OHC’s Broadcast Streaming Strategy Shift
- Funding the Project and Lessons Learned