This is Dean Lisenby. He is one of the good guys at ACS Technologies. I snapped this at the MinistryTECH conference a few months back, when I caught him hanging out in the Fellowship Technologies booth.
And to cap it off, check out the name badge holder he's wearing!
Yeah, the photo is kind of funny, but it's actually demonstrative of an ethos I find so refreshing in the entire church technology community. It's not surprising that Dean is spending time with the guys from F1. As a community, the Church IT folks are the most ecumenical group I've ever been around. Competitors are respectful of one another. F1 and ACS are competitors, no question about it. Dean and Jeff Hook, based on my observation of them, are also friends. I've never heard a negative word from either one about the other. That's just plain cool.
Beyond the vendor community, people like Tony Dye, and Clif Guy and of course, Jason Powell, spend a lot of time just helping other churches. It's not like they have extra time, but I've never asked these guys a question, and not gotten a very quick, and always helpful response. I don't know what it is about the technology guys, but this ecumenical heart just seems to be innate, how they live and breath.
Wouldn't it be great if the rest of the world that is the Church universal worked like this!
PS... I knew Jason was working on being more healthy, but who knew how far it has come!