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Giving Thanks

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Jeff McLeod

A word from Managing Director, Jeff McLeod

Is the expression “thank you” often on your lips? In Luke 6:45, Jesus said that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” I’ve learned through the years that the more thankful I am, the more I express it to God and the amazing people He has put in my life. I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude and appreciation to these outstanding individuals with whom I get the privilege to work with.

John Paul Kimzey, our founder and President. A true visionary who started our company back in 1971 as a broadcast consulting firm. Who would know that as a 12-year-old back then just learning to solder XLR and 1/4″ connectors that I’d get to make my living directing and managing a great group of people at CAV? Thanks for resourcing us to do the best job we can for our invaluable customers! Without your insight, there would be no Church Audio Video.

Mark Bradford, our Vice President and General Manager. You have made it possible for me to see a vision to help advance Christ’s Kingdom come to pass through our work with churches. Your commitment to the Lord Jesus inspires me and your consistency, honesty, and integrity are rare these days. It’s an honor to work for you. You also let me have fun doing it! Thank you.

Mark Helms, one of the sharpest and most gifted people I know. You’ve brought WAY more than engineering chops to our firm. You’re a great father, designer, businessman, devoted follower of Christ, and just lots of fun to be around. Thanks for all you do.

Stephanie Glockzin and Alexis Petruso, you sisters are the marketing and graphics dynamic duo! We couldn’t do a thing we do without your smarts, skills, and excellence. Thank you.

Our installation team, particularly Chris James, Brandon Murphy, and Jer Helms. You guys rock and are invaluable to us. Thanks for always going the extra mile – particularly to LA, CA!

Our ProAudio.com family. Becky, Debbie, Kara, Kathy, Marie, Chris, Michael, Jimmy, Blanca, and Price. Without your support and taking care of everything behind the scenes, we couldn’t do what we do.

Our ProAudio.com sales team. Barry, Gary, Kevin, Lee, Matt, Todd, Scott, Fletch and Juan. Thanks for all your knowledge and desire to do a great job for our customers like you each do.

Rick Masden, our most excellent IT and network guru – you keep the information highway traffic on time and as clear as humanly possible. Thanks.

Leslie Vail, thanks for keeping our accounting software up to date and bug free! We’re so glad you’re still with us.

Of course, we exist for our customers’ well-being and success in accomplishing their visions. Without you, we wouldn’t have a reason to be in business, so you deserve our greatest gratitude. Thank you for trusting us with the technology decisions and solutions you need to worship, teach the Word of God, and your outreach ministries. May God increase your tribe.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t say this, so at the risk of waxing melancholic, I’m so grateful that we live in the best nation in the world. Our founders were guided by God to create the American experiment, and regardless of the divisiveness and messiness of our political system, it’s still the best system in the world. I’m thankful for the way we can express our values and desires through our civil and political process.

Finally, words aren’t adequate to express my gratitude to The Lord. Like David wrote in the Psalm 106:1, “Oh give thanks to The Lord, for He is good. His mercy endures forever!”.

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