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 inherent 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.”Ash Braquet
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.
Dan Stark(CBNT & CEV) - SRS Team Leader & Chief Engineer
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 StarkGeneral 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 SteinelOffice Manager
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.
Jeffrey Jones(CTS-D) - Principal Engineer
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.
Luana HaasSales and Customer Support
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.
Marcus HammondChurch Resource Director
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
Josh MenningSystems Installer
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.
Kyle GoebelEngineering Tech
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.
David SisneyBusiness Development
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.
Shelli KutzSales/Customer Service Manager
Shelli enjoys the color purple, singing while she works and finding adventure with her three kids. She and her husband Alex also have two Boston Terriers. Bonus fact: Prior to marriage, Shelli's initials were SRS.
Clark JohnsonSystems Engineer
Kris KirkwoodLighting Design Technician
Will SheffieldAccounting Manager
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