Erik Hansen

erik-hansenPastor of Technical Arts | email | X104

Erik oversees the technical ministry at Grace, which includes the IT department, technical production staff, and volunteer teams, who work behind the scenes to serve the congregation during worship services and special events. His teams handle programming and running the audio, video, and lighting during services, as well as event and class technical support. The technical staff also oversees the IT and Audio/Video/Lighting infrastructures in the main worship spaces to keep things running smoothly for the staff and congregation. He works under Pastor Sam Beatty and alongside the worship staff.

Erik is from Granville, OH originally, and moved to NE Ohio during college. He and his wife Jaynie live locally in Middleburg Heights.

Erik joined the Grace staff team in 2014 shortly after finishing a BA in Music Production at Malone University in Canton. He is a licensed pastor after going through the C&MA's LEAD program, and feels called to disciple and equip leaders who are passionate for Jesus.

Erik loves equipping his staff and volunteer teams at Grace to use technology in worship services as a part of pointing the congregation towards God, rather than becoming a distraction out of necessity - talent, creativity, and instruments of worship can be used in a manner that is glorifying to God! He and the other technology staff have a heart for equipping and resourcing local and regional churches in the area of technology for worship. Erik also loves to produce music and plays guitar in the worship teams at Grace.

In his free time, Erik loves being outdoors, drinking a good cup of coffee, playing or producing music, or spending time with his wife (Jaynie) or dog (Daisy)!


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