Information Technology Role
We help our pastors, staff, faculty, students, volunteers, and guests make effective use of information technology to enhance and accelerate ministry and education in support of the respective missions of Resurrection and Saint Paul. We are responsible for the availability (it’s working), performance (it’s fast enough), functionality (it has the needed features and produces the needed results), and security (the information is safe) of all the applications, infrastructure, and services we provide.
Information Technology Motto
Our customer’s mission is our mission and our default answer is “yes.”
We manage and support
11 physical servers (Dell, IBM), 60+ virtual servers, 350+ desktop, laptop, and tablet computers (Dell, Apple, Elo)
4 iSCSI SANs (Nimble, EqualLogic, IBM) – 89 TB raw (before RAID, compression, and de-dup); 4 NASs (QNAP, Synology, and Buffalo) – 176 TB raw.
VMware vSphere 6.5, Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016; Windows 7, 8.1, and 10; MacOS 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and 10.13
Resurrection Leawood network connecting three buildings with a 10 Gbps fiber optic backbone, Resurrection West network with two buildings, Resurrection Downtown network with three buildings, Resurrection Blue Springs network, Saint Paul at OCU network for classroom video conferencing, site-to-site private network (CenturyLink IP-VPN over MPLS), 5 firewalls (Fortinet), 60+ switches (Aruba, Dell), 2000+ copper Ethernet ports, 50+ wireless access points (Ruckus), 50+ printers, 8 Active Directory servers and 3 additional DNS servers
Telephone and video conferencing systems
290+ phones and soft phones, Skype for Business hosted in on-prem servers and on-prem AudioCodes SBC integrated with Exchange Online unified messaging (Resurrection), Skype for Business Online (SPST)
Zoom software running on Mac Minis for classroom-to-classroom and classroom-to-individual video conferencing (SPST)
Tipping Media (Craft), WP Engine (WordPress), SiteGround (phpBB), Ruckus Group (Kentico), Herkimer Media (Timber/Booklog), eThink (Moodle), AWS EC2
Church management system
Arena (people) and Shelby V5 (financials) running on SQL Server 2012
Anti-malware (ThirtySeven4), email security (Office 365), software patches (Windows System Update Services and Windows Group Policy), firewalls (Fortinet), and backups (Veeam)