142 – WELSTech Road Trip: Houston, TX

This week the WELSTech Podcast Road Trip takes us to Houston, TX where we visit with Sally Valleskey about church management software.

Road trip:

roadtrip02c(4:30) Church management software – Martin and Sallie journey deep in the heart of Texas to Houston and catch up with Sally Valleskey from Abiding Word.  Sally shares her experience with their church management software, Shepherd’s Staff.


The WELSTech Road Trip Tracker

Picks of the week:

  • (21:21) Royalty-free images
  • 8BIT Network – Home to a variety of useful church technology sites
  • Google Calendar – Learn more on our archived podcast, 077 – BWTG: Google Calendar

Of interest:

(34:31) Job posting – WELS is looking for a .NET/SharePoint/C# Programmer.  Contact Martin for more details.

Community feedback:

    • (36:20) Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI commented on our recent road trip stop in Fond du Lac, WI with teacher Ryan Rosenthal
      • Ryan shared an image of our youngest WELSTech fan:


  • Jason Schmidt from Gethsemane in Omaha, NE shared three helpful links:
    • Sample ChristLight SMART Board lesson
    • Collaborate with classrooms from around the world – Global SchoolNet
    • Online course management – Schoology.com
  • Martin shared a link to an article from MEDIA SALT titled The Future of Church Websites

Coming up on WELSTech:

(44:22) Episode 143 – Tune in for a surprise road trip destination.  Our WELS districts tour would be complete with visits to the Dakota/Montana, Western Wisconsin, Pacific Northwest and Arizona/California districts.  (Release date 08/04/10)

The featured artist:

(45:20) This week we close with the music of Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – Agnus Dei from their CD titled ”More Than Conquerors”

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