Some Changes with Worship Livestream

For several years, JT Quanbeck, through his graphic design business Quanbeck/Creative, has been a valued member and key part of our administrative team at St. Michael’s: coordinating IT support, designing weekly and special worship bulletins, managing the website, and much more. During the pandemic, JT was integral to upgrading our livestream system from the church, leading the ministry ever since, and ensuring that digital communications run smoothly to keep us connected with one another. Since I arrived at St. Michael’s last May, JT has been incredibly supportive getting me set up, upgrading our office communications network this past year, and adapting to several new ideas and experiments. There is much that we couldn’t have done without JT!

For personal reasons, JT hasn’t been physically present at the church since before Christmas. However, during these past few months, he has continued to design bulletins, offer graphic design services, assist with IT needs remotely, and consult on the livestream up to now. Some changes are on the horizon, and we are working out details.

Our own Steve Walton has been running the livestream since Christmas Eve, volunteering his time. Now Steve is training some additional parishioners to form a team to support this work of connection and outreach. (Thank you, Sundance and Joplin Henry and Steven Rouffy for joining in! We still need a few more interested in learning and serving – reach out to Steve or me if interested.)

As we transform the livestream ministry into a volunteer-led effort, you may notice a dip in consistency, for a season, while we rebuild. There will be occasional services that we won’t be able to stream. I am grateful to Steve for streaming every single Sunday (9, 11, 1 services, Holy Week, Evensong, and funerals between Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.) Now that summer approaches, vacations and weekends away mean that there will be times when our team is away or unable to run the livestream for all three services on a Sunday.

Please be patient with us as we work to reorganize and rebuild this ministry to continue serving our parish community and interested seekers.

With you,

The Rev. R. Scott Painter, Rector