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.

Audio Video Lighting | stage lighting | church lighting |church lighting design| stage design
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:

Audio Solutions
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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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“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.” Ash Braquet

Cornerstone Church - Anchorage, AK

Audio Video Church | Church AVL

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.

stage lighting | stage design | Audio Video Church | Church AVL
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For examples of our work, click any of the items below to launch more details.
THE SUMMIT CHURCH | Audio Video Lighting Acoustics | Church AVLA

THE SUMMIT CHURCH

Audio | Video | Lighting | Acoustics
GRACEWAY | Audio Video Church | Church AVL

GRACEWAY

Audio – Video – Lighting
PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH | Audio Video Church | Church AVL

PLEASANT VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

LED House Lighting & Control
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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.
Jeffrey Jones
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Jeffrey Jones

(CTS-D) - Principal 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.

Member IEEE, AES, ASA, SAC.
Marcus Hammond
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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.
You can connect with Marcus on Twitter @marcus_hammond
Josh Menning
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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 joined SRS in 2015. He is a Kansas native who traveled to Orlando, FL to pursue a love of live audio and production at Full Sail University. He has experience as a church technical director and audio engineer. He enjoys being hands on with AVL systems and finding new and creative ways for churches to utilize technology in their worship services.

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

Credentials:
Kyle Goebel, CTS
• AVIXA Certified Technical Specialist (CTS)
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o Since 2/26/ 2015

• Member IEEE
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o Since 2017

• Audinate Dante Level 2
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• QSC QSYS Level 2
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o Since 1/30/2017

• HDBaseT Alliance Expert
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• Allen and Heath dLive Certified Engineer
o Since 5/32016

• Associate of Science – Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
o Earned 12/22/2017

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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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Shelli Kutz

Sales/Customer Service Manager
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After receiving her degree in communication and graphic design from Buena Vista University in her home state of Iowa, Shelli worked in newspaper design and higher education 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 to help even more churches connect with their audience through worship technology.

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 Johnson
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Clark Johnson

Systems Engineer
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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 Sargent
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Alan Sargent

Warehouse Manager
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Alan joined SRS in April 2017.
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Jason Lericos

Project Manager
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Jason joined SRS in June 2017.
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Mike Dunn

Installation Tech
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Mike joined SRS in November 2017.
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Kevin Edmonds

Installation Manager
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Kevin joined SRS in December 2017.
Micah Thompson
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Micah Thompson

Engineering Tech
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Micah joined SRS in December 2017.
Katrina Sargent
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Katrina Sargent

Office Support
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Katrina joined the SRS team in 2017.
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Adam Parnacott

Installation Tech
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Adam joined SRS in January 2018.
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Bret Hoskins

Systems Engineer
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Bret joined the SRS team in March 2018.
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Sheryl Pauls

Purchasing Agent
Sheryl Pauls
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Sheryl joined the SRS team in April 2018.
Mike Dunn
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Mike Dunn

Installer and Professional Beard Model
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Mike was born in Mannheim, Germany to a military family and grew up all around the Midwest but graduated high school from Central High School in Saint Joseph, Missouri. After graduating high school, Mike 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 including helping get water and food supplies to villages, repairing damaged water wells, and getting new education materials for schools.After leaving the Army, Mike 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 before joining the Team at SRS.
Eliot Hartzler
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Eliot Hartzler

Production Team
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Eliot discovered his love for audio while growing up in Ohio, and he received his BA in Music Technology from Capital University in Columbus. Over the past 7 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 during 2016, and, after graduating from college, he returned to join the team full time in June of 2018.
Adam Parnacott
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Adam Parnacott

Installer
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Adam joined the SRS team in January of 2018. He brings with him over 5 years of residential A/V experience. He is also a 12 year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves where he served two tours of duty to Iraq and one to Afghanistan as a Military Police Sergeant. In his down time he likes to spend his time with his family, working with his hands, and dabbling in amateur photography.
Stark Raving Solutions | SRS | Audio Video Church | Church AVL
GET IN TOUCH

Consider us a resource for any 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

10413 W. 84th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66214

 

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