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.
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:
“When my wife and I came to Cornerstone in the Fall of ’07 we got to inherit not only Stark’s recent renovation of our sanctuary, but also (and even more valuable) a working relationship with you guys. Because of your commitment to the care of and relationship with the people you work with, we’ve been blessed by over a decade now of locking arms with Stark and doing ministry together as we both serve in our areas of expertise in the presentation of the gospel.”
THE "FIVE-D" PROCESS - DISCOVER, DREAM, DESIGN, DEPLOY, DEVELOP
Our design and installation services maximize value for our clients and strategic partners. We prefer a design/build approach that allows us to take full responsibility for both the design and delivery of the solution, resulting in one point of contact. For each set of services, we present recommendations to help your decision-making throughout a project. And during every phase of the project, we are guided by the “Five Ds” of the SRS customer experience for project delivery. The uniqueness of the “Five Ds” is its simplicity and ease in defining each project phase for our team and strategic partners. The expected deliverables are also clearly defined so that all bases are covered and surprises are limited.
For examples of our work, click any of the items below to launch more details.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Member IEEE, AES, ASA, SAC.
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.
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.
You can connect with Marcus on Twitter @marcus_hammond
After earning her degree in communication and graphic design from Buena Vista University in her home state of Iowa, Shelli worked in newspaper design and higher ed marketing before finding her calling in worship technical arts. With nearly 10 years of creating and directing visual media for churches, Shelli joined SRS in October 2016.
Shelli enjoys the color purple, ranking chai tea lattes, singing and finding adventure with her husband and three kids. Bonus fact: Prior to marriage, Shelli’s initials were SRS.
Clark received his BS in Audio Engineering Technology from Belmont in Nashville and his other BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UMKC in Kansas City. He has worked in the AV industry and industrial controls industry. He enjoys the outdoors, working with his hands, and playing music at his church and other places. He is as tall as Michael Jordan. In 2016, SRS hired him to reach the top shelf.
Alan joined SRS in April 2017.
Jason joined SRS in June 2017.
Katrina joined the SRS team in 2017.
Bret joined the SRS team in March 2018.
Sheryl joined the SRS team in April 2018.
Mike was born in Mannheim, Germany into a military family. He grew up all around the Midwest, but graduated from Central High School in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Mike then joined the Army as a Civil Affairs Specialist and eventually deployed to the Horn of Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While in Africa, Mike was in charge running the Defense Travel System for the Civil Affairs Battalion, as well as supporting Civil Military Operations in 10 different countries, helping to get water and food supplies to villages, repairing damaged water wells and providing new education materials to schools.
Before joining the SRS team, Mike also worked as a Deployment Functionality Technician for the Best Buy Project Team and as a Service Technician for ITC Service Group in support of Google Fiber. On occasion, he might also moonlight as a professional beard model.
Eliot discovered his love for audio while growing up in Ohio and received his BA in Music Technology from Capital University in Columbus. Over the past seven years, he has been involved with producing various theater events and town festivals and has served with multiple churches’ production teams.
Eliot enjoys being able to combine his passions of audio and helping churches serve others. In his free time, Eliot likes to learn new things, play soccer and tennis and volunteer with Cru’s Performing Artists Team.
Eliot started his SRS journey as an intern for a few months in 2016, and, after graduating from college, he returned to join the team full-time in June 2018.
After graduating from Emporia State University in 2012, Ashley entered the exciting world of insurance sales. She is passionate about helping others and her experience in sales allows her to do that each day. Eventually, she realized that an office without dogs was no place for her and she joined her friends & favorite dogs at SRS in August 2018.
Ashley enjoys hiking and camping but has also been known to spend an entire day watching TV with her husband, Nick, and their dogs, Optimus & Joeie. She loves volunteering and is a member of the worship team at her church. If it were acceptable to wear an inflatable T-Rex costume on a regular basis, she would.
Tyler joined the SRS team in Spring 2019.
GET IN TOUCH
Consider us a resource for any media solutions you may need. Let us help you get Connected.
For technical support and service requests, please email [email protected] or call the office and ask for “Service” (outside of business hours, select option 2 and leave a message).
For all other inquiries, please contact us at one of the numbers below or fill out the form to the right.
Main Office: 913.383.0243
10413 W. 84th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214