Welcome to shaunrmiller.com … I’m Shaun. I have agonized over this “About me” section for quite some time. Not like keep me up all night worry, but more like writers block mixed with the thought that if I leave it alone it will go away. See, I don’t like to talk about myself, and I never know if this kind of thing should be written in third person:
Shaun was born at a very young age. He quickly grew and grew until he became a man.
Ya, the third person thing doesn’t work for me. I am much more relational and real. Plus, I feel like I am narrating my life, and if someone was to narrate my life, I’d want it to be James Stewart or William H. Macy.
A little about me:
I am a tech nerd with a passion for ministry. That is my one-sentence summary.
I started in ministry at the age of 10, when I could hardly see over the Mackie SR32•4 VLZ Pro mixing console my church had. I quickly fell in love with all things production related. Lights, sound: I even miss the dual slide projectors with the remotes taped together so you could advance them simultaneously.
By 15 I was spending my weekends working for local sound companies. I worked my way through the ranks being a pack mule and stage assembler up until I was leading teams and mixing (the coveted job). While others in high school were sitting at home on weekends, I was meeting stars like Bill Cosby and Jerry Lee Lewis. It’s a cool feeling at 16 to ask, “Mr. Cosby, how do your monitors sound to you?”
As I was preparing for college at the ripe old age of 18, I received “the call.” You know – from Nashville. It was from a guy I now consider a dear friend. Andrew Patton, owner of Patton House Entertainment had just signed a friend of mine to his management team. She asked for me to be her Road Manager/FOH engineer. This was the start of a great relationship that continues to this day.
After 4 years on the road living my dream, I realized that while I love touring, traveling alone gets old really quick. In 2008 with the help of recommendations from Andrew Patton and Paul Coleman (of the Paul Colman Trio and the Newsboys), I got a job at a medium-sized church just outside San Francisco. A few months later, I married my fiance, Samantha, and we began our new life in California.
In 2010, my wife and I received the biggest blessing ever bestowed upon us: a 7.5-pound beautiful baby boy. Quickly realizing we were both across the country from our families, we began praying God would open a door or reveal His plan for us in California. Shortly after, I was contacted by Northview Church, and in June of 2010, my family and I became residents of Indiana.
There I was the head of production for Northview Church. I oversaw the technical needs (Audio/Visual) for the main and regional Northview campuses, as well as the volunteers that run the services. I said earlier that I am blessed with a dream job. Well, this was it, I was paid to be a nerd; The auditorium was my playground – but instead of a jungle gym, they have catwalks.
Late 2014, I felt the spirit leading that it was time to move on from Northview. Easily the hardest decision I have ever made, but looking back it I realize God had and has a plan. He is good.
I am now the Project Manager for CTS Audio in Brentwood, TN. Here I have the opportunity to spend more time with my family and have a broad reach in helping churches succeed.
I am available for 1-on-1 consulting for tech leadership, volunteer management, and general church life, you can find more information about that here.
Please feel free to follow me on Twitter: @shaunrmiller
Also, because I do review products on here and can be compensated with products, please read my Disclosure Statement.