Who We Are

At Stark Raving Solutions, we connect churches with their audience by designing and installing custom Audio, Video, Lighting and Staging solutions. Our goal is to partner with you to engage your congregation on a whole new level.

Since 2001, we have been privileged to serve a national market of churches and businesses just like yours. We are a Kansas City based firm, with clients and successful systems in operation across North America, including Alaska, and numerous international locations. Whatever the size of your current media need, we would enjoy the opportunity to provide achievable solutions for you.

Contact us today to see what connection opportunities are waiting for your church.

 

 

 

 

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What We Do

As our clients identify what they need to be successful, we design and install systems to accomplish their audio, video, lighting and staging goals. Our solutions include complete audio, video, lighting systems for new facilities, upgrades for churches that are remodeling or expanding, and even the integration of new technology such as digital audio and HD video. In all cases, we begin by meeting with you to assess your needs and goals, and then we stay with you through every step of the process – from the initial design and budget planning to the equipment sale, installation, training and support.

Because we specialize in serving churches, we focus on getting the right system in place the first time, making sure it can be used by both staff and volunteers, and providing training and ongoing support so that everyone is successful. We do not sell pre‐packaged systems – they are designed for you and your specific needs. Our expertise shows in SRS’ proven track record for the following systems, click an item below for more details:

 

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Audio Systems EngineeringSound OptimizationPA TuningPersonal Monitor SystemsAudio DistributionDigital Audio UpgradesRecording Studios
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- Video Systems Engineering- Video Control Rooms/Suites- HD Video Upgrades- Studio Design- Post Production Systems- Multi-Camera Systems- Digital Signage & Display Systems- Streaming, Broadcast & Multi-Site Systems- Projection Systems & Architectural Projection- Portable Church Systems
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- Acoustical Analysis- EASE Modeling- Vibration & Noise Control Design
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- AVL Consulting & Design for Architects- AVL Construction Documentation & Specs- Room Shaping & Space Planning- Technical Infrastructure Design- Acoustic Modeling & Sound Reinforcement- Multimedia Systems Design- Performance Infrastructure- Maintenance Services
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- House Lighting and Control Systems- Theatrical Lighting and Control Systems- Intelligent and Stage Lighting
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The Process

Our design and installation services maximize our value to our clients. We prefer a design/build approach that allows us to take full responsibility for both the design and delivery of the solution—you have one point of contact. For each set of services we present a set of recommendations that will help you in decision making throughout a project.

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Portfolio

For examples of our work, click any of the items below to launch more details.

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The Team

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Dan Stark

(CBNT & CEV) - SRS Team Leader & Chief Engineer
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President and Chief Engineer for Stark Raving Solutions. A certified broadcast network technologist and certified video engineer (CBNT & CEV), Dan has served as Editor and Chief Engineer for a large Midwest production facility for over 15 years.

With over 28 years of experience working with video, production and broadcast media; a depth of experience he uses to oversee every SRS project.

Dan serves as the Broadcast Advisor for Technologies For Worship Magazine and frequently writes articles and trains church media directors and staff at regional, national and international conventions.
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Jessica Stark

General Manager
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Jessica Stark has over 20 years experience as a technical project manager.

She’s implemented multi-million dollar information technology (IT) projects into customer care, sales, billing, logistics and product development.

As SRS business/operations manager, Jessica combines this experience with a broad understanding of technology and media to help clients reach wise decisions.
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Lara Steinel

Office Manager
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Lara Steinel joined Stark Raving Solutions in 2007 with more than 25 years of sales/customer service management and marketing experience from USA Today and The Washington Post.

With a degree in music from the University of Kansas, Lara has been a paid soloist with churches of all denominations and sizes and as a result, has a great appreciation for every SRS client’s project.

She is currently the cantorial soloist and music director for Congregation Kol Ami in Kansas City, MO.
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Jeffrey Jones

(CTS-D) - Audio Systems Engineer
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Jeff received his degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, and is a certified technology specialist (CTS-D). He brings over 25 years of audio experience in live sound, recording, acoustics, design and installation with a primary focus on the church context.

Jeff has a strong desire to see churches effectively communicate their message. Jeff has consulted with churches across the country and has designed and implemented audio systems in California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington and Alaska.

Jeff has also served as Media Director and Audio Engineer for churches large and small.
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Stephen Ellison

Lighting & Stage Designer
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Stephen received a BFA in Lighting Design and Technical Direction from North Carolina School of the Arts in 1979. Since then, he has had a variety of jobs in the theater industry, from managing rentals at a lighting shop to designing several products for Rosco Laboratories Fog Machine division.

Since 1999, he has been working with Technologies for Worship magazine, first as a teacher at their tradeshows, then later as the production manager for their training pavilions. He has written many articles on lighting for the magazine and is its Lighting Editorial Advisor. He also has written for several other trade magazines about lighting and technical direction.

Stephen has been involved in lighting system design and engineering for the last 15 years, with a special heart for the House of Worship Market.

As a systems designer, he brings his years of experience as a lighting designer to provide systems that can be flexible and functional.

He now joins Stark Raving Solutions to expand the engineering team to include a full-time lighting designer.
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Luana Haas

AP & Purchasing Administrator
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Luana Haas moved from Brazil to the United States in 2005.

After taking ESL (English as Second Language) classes, she earned her BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Park University.

She joined Stark Raving Solutions in September 2012, bringing with her five years of experience in marketing and financial management.

As an active participant in her own church, Luana enjoys the opportunity she has to help other houses of worship achieve their worship goals through her work at SRS.
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Marcus Hammond

Church Resource Director
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Marcus brings over a decade of technical church leadership to the SRS team.

Since 2004, he served as Media Director for Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO.

He’s a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences and has a passion for quality audio, video, and the success of church volunteer production teams.

He is part of the SRS team as a resource to churches to help raise the bar and encourage long-term partnerships.

Marcus is married to his wife Jill, and has one dog, Pickles the Pug.

He enjoys KC Royals baseball, boutique HiFi audio & vinyl, KC BBQ and travelling as much as possible.

You can connect with Marcus on Facebook or on Twitter at @marcus_hammond
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Josh Menning

Systems Installer
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Josh Menning is a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.

While attending school in Phoenix, he gained the basic knowledge in music recording, live sound, and post production.

Upon completion, he moved to the Kansas City area and was an intern for Stark Raving Solutions.

He has now been with the company since April 2013.
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Kyle Goebel

Engineering Tech
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Kyle is a Kansas native who traveled to Orlando, FL to pursue a love of live audio and production at Full Sail University. His experience brought him back to Kansas City, MO in 2013 to serve as the Director of Technical Arts and Facilities at Resurrection Downtown.

He loves living downtown with his wife Jackie, attending concerts, the thrill of mixing a live event, and consuming as many TV shows and movies as possible.

Kyle joined SRS in 2015 and enjoys being hands on installing systems along with the relationships made with church partners during projects.
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Andrew Collins

Installation Tech
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With over 15 years of technical experience, Andrew loves implementing and installing the latest technologies to help clients get where they want to go. Most recently Andrew has enjoyed running live sound for churches and for a local theater group.

Andrew has lived most of his life in the Kansas City area and is happily married with 4 kids. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, or teaching guitar and drum lessons. Andrew also serves part-time as a pastor at Pathway Church in Raymore, MO.
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David Sisney

Business Development
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David is passionate about church renewal and coming alongside pastors to provide resources to enable them to reach their God size vision and mission for their congregation! David comes to Stark to provide expertise in the area of Customer Relations, Business Development. David received a dual degree in business and psychology from Kansas State University and has over 30 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in a variety of markets.

Most of that time he has worked in a variety of settings in the medical device market space. He has led teams and consulted in a variety of other markets as well. Large and small businesses, established and startups. Most recently David stepped out of the business world to provide assistance for Saint Paul School of Theology by heading up the Advancement efforts for the seminary.

David is married to Kelly (30 years) and has two grown children Blake and Michelle. David enjoys running and biking, travel and his annual expeditions with friends to climb 14’ers in Colorado. David and Kelly are active and committed members of their church volunteering and serving the community in a multitude of ways.
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Mindie Shoemaker

Accounts Receivable Administrator
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Shelli Kutz

Sales Estimator, Customer Service
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After receiving her degree in communication and graphic design from Buena Vista University in Iowa, Shelli worked in newspaper design and higher education marketing before finding her calling in worship technical arts. With nearly 10 years of creating and directing visual media for churches, Shelli joined Stark Raving Solutions in 2016 to help even more churches connect with their audience through worship technology.Shelli enjoys the color purple, singing and making adventures with her two daughters. She and her husband Alex also have two Boston Terriers and their first son on the way.

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Get In Touch

 

Consider us a resource for any church media solutions you may need. Let us help you get Connected.

Please contact us at one of the following options below.

Main Office: 913.383.0243
Toll-Free: 866.275.3261
Fax: 913.383.0343

10417 W. 84th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214

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