Meet our team.

Scott Carman

Scott Carman

Dreamer of Dreams / Co-Founder / CEO

Scott has enjoyed an eclectic career. Following 25 years in retail merchandising, marketing and senior management, he was able to draw upon that experience to create a research and advertising solution for the movie industry. In every role, he sought new ways to engage his team members to make their clients heroes to their own customers.

His knowledge of consumer behavior and how to create environments that elicit action made him a sought after consultant to retailers and other public-facing companies. Scott has worked as part of their team to create solutions that allow these brands to embrace their customers, improving loyalty and facilitating growth.

He is most passionate about building great teams and investing in the lives of his employees. He believes that it is critical to love what you do and where you have the opportunity to do it. When Scott is not pursuing excellence for his clients and his team, he can be found discovering new wines, finding new ways to love his wife, new grandson, and grown children, or putting in miles on his Peloton or road bike.

Mike Sessler

Mike Sessler

Maker of Magic / Co-Founder / Head of Design & Engineering

Drawing from a career spanning more than 30 years in the technical arts, Mike enjoys an encyclopedic knowledge of technology. The ability to peer into the thorniest technical problem and quickly devise an elegant solution continues to be one of his greatest assets.

As a team-builder and mentor, Mike enjoys investing in the lives of others. With a true passion for serving others, Mike makes himself available through many avenues to share his experience and knowledge. Through one-on-one training, programmed training sessions, consulting or his popular blog, Mike is a sought after voice in the technical arts.

Like a chameleon, Mike is able to adapt to current needs and become an expert in whatever field is needed at a given time. Never satisfied with his knowledge base, Mike is continually learning; exploring new ideas, technology and pushing himself into new fields.

He also tends to write about himself in the third person.

Duke DeJong

Duke DeJong

President of Integration

Over the last 2+ decades, Duke’s career has centered around the intersection of ministry and technology. His early years on staff with for Youth For Christ and a Christian radio station led to a decade as a staff church Technical Director. Duke then joined a technology integrator where he spent the next 10 years developing new and improved processes for equipping the church while building and leading an amazing team.

Whether it’s sitting down with Senior and Executive Pastors or Technical Directors, he loves getting to the heart of what they and their ministry is about and then help them maximize their impact.

Duke is most passionate about people, vision, ministry, and process, which has been evident in his work with 100’s of churches and in the teams he has built.

Van Metschke

Van Metschke

Church Relations / Client Solutions

Drawing from more than 35 years of production and integration experience, Van has a unique, some may say odd, skill set that makes him perfect for his role here at Vantage.

From touring sound, 20+ years on various church technical staff, to 10+ years in the integration industry, he understands projects from both sides of the table.

Most of all, he loves building teams and helping others realize their potential. Van loves the local church and the teams that make it happen every week.

Mission

We will accelerate the growth of community through the inspired design of technology, unrivaled care of people, and a laser-focus on financial stewardship.

Vision

To develop experiential environments that ensure clear communication of our client’s message through the elimination of any barriers or distractions.

HAVE RESPECT

We value our people, reward their care of our clients, and encourage their development.

(ROMANS 12:10)

LIVE WITH INTEGRITY

We will always do the right thing even when nobody is looking and without expectation.

(TITUS 2:7)

BE ACCOUNTABLE

We are personally accountable for delivering on our commitments.

(1 CORINTHIANS 4:2)

DEMONSTRATE STEWARDSHIP

We will care for all of the resources that God provides and relentlessly pursue the same for our clients.

(1 PETER 4:10)

BE GENEROUS

We consistently over-deliver to our clients and seek ways to extend the blessings that have been given to us.

(HEBREWS 13:16)

HAVE FUN

We love what we do and will always seek to provide joy to one another and those that we partner with.

(PSALM 126:2)

Some of our partners.

* This is a partial list. Check back often for updates.

Alabama

AL, Birmingham – Double Oak Community Church
AL, Montgomery – Vaughn Forest Church
AL, Wetumpka – Redland Hills Church

California

CA, Alisa Viejo – Compass Bible Church
CA, Anaheim – Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church
CA, Anaheim – Kindred Church
CA, Anaheim – Zion Lutheran Church
CA, Concord – The Father’s House
CA, Concord – Fair Oaks Church
CA, Costa Mesa – Costa Mesa Recreation Center
CA, Costa Mesa – Grace Fellowship Church
CA, Costa Mesa – The Crossing
CA, Culver City – Kohler Signature Store
CA, Danville – Community Presbyterian Church
CA, Dublin – Crosswinds Church
CA, Escondido – New Vintage Church
CA, Fontana – Water of Life Church
CA, Garden Grove – Calvary Chapel Westgrove
CA, Glendora – Grace Church
CA, Hawthorne – New Life Community Church
CA, Hemet – Community Christian Church
CA, Hollywood – Guinness Museum
CA, Irvine – Irvine Barclay Theater
CA, La Palma – La Palma Christian Center
CA, Los Altos Hills – Bridges Community Church
CA, Los Angeles – Oasis Church
CA, Murrieta – Calvary Chapel
CA, Murrieta – Lamb’s Fellowship Church
CA, Murrieta – Rock Valley Christian Church
CA, Napa – Napa Valley Christian Church
CA, Newport Beach – Pacifica High Schoo
CA, Newport Beach – St Andrews Presbyterian Church
CA, Norwalk – New Life Center
CA, Orange – Orange Lutheran High School
CA, Orange – St John’s Lutheran Church & School
CA, Orange – Taft Avenue Community Church
CA, Pleasanton – Blue Oaks Church
CA, Porterville – Porterville Church of the Nazarene
CA, Rancho Cucamonga – Hillside Community Church
CA, Riverside – City Church
CA, Riverside – Magnolia Church
CA, Sacramento – Bayside of South Sacramento
CA, San Dimas – Life Pacific University
CA, San Gabriel – Mission Valley Free Methodist Church
CA, San Jacinto – 412 Church
CA, Santa Ana – Elks Lodge
CA, Santa Ana – KDOC TV
CA, Seal Beach – Grace Community Church
CA, Temecula – TrueVine Pentecostal Church
CA, Tracy – Southwinds Church
CA, Vacaville – The Father’s House
CA, Ventura – Mission Church
CA, Whittier – Whittier Area Community Church
CA, Yorba Linda – Yorba Linda United Methodist Church

Florida

FL, Alachua – Christ Central Alachua

Georgia

GA, Alpharetta – First Baptist Church of Alpharetta
GA, Alpharetta – Roam Coworking
GA, Atlanta – Brand Apart
GA, Atlanta – Delta Airlines Flight Museum
GA, Atlanta – Equifax
GA, Atlanta – Mandarin Oriental Hotel
GA, Atlanta – Peachtree Presbyterian Church
GA, Atlanta – Westfall-Gold Corporate HQ
GA, Augusta – Club Magnolia
GA, Marietta – Catholic Church of St. Ann

Illinois

IL, Mt. Vernon – Central Christian Church

Indiana

IN, Anderson – First Nazarene Anderson
IN, Danville – West Bridge Church
IN, South Bend – Harvest Bible College

Kansas

KS, Overland Park – Grace Church

Kentucky

KY, Bowling Green – Zomi Agape
KY, Bowling Green – Broadway United Methodist Church
KY, Elizabethtown – Severns Valley Baptist Church

Louisiana

LA, Baton Rouge – Healing Place Church

Maryland

MD, Owings Mills – Faith Community Church

Missouri

MO, Lees Summit – Abundant Life Baptist Church
MO, Platte Woods – Platte Woods United Methodist Church

New York

NY, Hopewell Junction – Valley Christian Church
NY, New York – American Bible Society
NY, New York – Redeemer Presbyterian Church
NY, New York – Streamline Circle

Pennsylvania

PA, Philadelphia – American Bible Society
PA, Philadelphia – Philadelphia Orchestra (Verizon Hall)

Tennessee

TN, Collierville – First Baptist Church
TN, Franklin – Southern Hills Church of Christ
TN, Germantown – Germantown Performing Arts Center

Texas

TX, Austin – Crossroads Community Church
TX, Dallas – Christ Church Irving
TX, Houston – University Baptist Church

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