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Rich Tatum

(collected from LinkedIN profile page)

Freelance Writer / consultant at Hyperkaleo Consulting (Self-employed)

Cynthia Ware
Hired Rich as a Business Consultant in 2007
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

“I consider it a privilege to use the professional services of Rich Tatum. On more than one occasion, I have been in a position to need the expert advice and services of someone with Rich's unique skill set. He is a highly qualified editor and at the same time, very sophisticated in his understanding of web technologies. A man of genuine integrity marked by a generous spirit, Rich has the ability to identify problems and more importantly, recommend and apply solutions. Discovering the rare combination of writer, editor and technology geek has been a brilliant find for me.”

Matt Hamilton
Hired Rich as a Writer/Editor in 2007
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

“Rich was able to present his expert knowledge of writing and promoting online content in a way that we, as beginners, could easily understand. Collaborating with Rich on several projects, we were able to implement his ideas immediately with positive results. He has been gracious enough to make himself available for questions beyond our official time with him and always seems happy to help. Rich obviously has a thorough understanding of how to write effective, accessible content and we've really benefitted by partnering with him.”

Online Media Managing Editor at Christianity Today International

Kevin A. Miller, Executive Vice President, Christianity Today International
Managed Rich at Christianity Today International

“Rich is one of the brightest people I've ever worked with; he learns blazingly quickly and can work effectively in many fields: writing, editing, video, photography, software evaluation, website development.”

Frank Johnson, Principal, Strategic Digital Outreach
Frank with another company when working with Rich at Christianity Today International

« I've known Rich Tatum for several years. I first met him when he was the webmaster for the Assemblies of God National Headquarters and I was participating in an email list for Assemblies of God ministers in Northern California and Nevada. Somewhere along the line (I'm not exactly sure of the timing), I started doing some freelance web design for the Northern California and Nevada District of the Assemblies of God, and that gave us some more common ground to talk about. At some point, he left the Assemblies of God headquarters to start working for Christianity Today. We're both sometimes participants in an AG mailing list or two. Over the years, we've kept in touch directly from time to time, usually talking about web design, working for Christian organizations, some theology, etc. We've never met face-to-face, so we're virtual friends.

Rich is a gifted communicator, writer, teacher, trainer, and strategist with a great amount of insight into today's technology. I think one of the most unique aspects of Rich's skill set is his ability to research a subject extensively and then condense his findings into concise and helpful summaries. He is a skilled website developer, a prolific writer and blogger, and a great colleague. »

Marty White, Online Managing Editor, Christianity Today International
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

“Rich was my colleague for five years. He was my go-to person about all things technical relating to our site at ChristianityToday.com. He has the capability to work through complex problems and then explain them in layman's terms. He's a team player, intelligent, and a joy to work with.”

Rob Gaskill, Director of Strategic Alliances, Christianity Today International
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

“Rich combines two important qualities rarely found in the same individual. He is extremly creative and at the same time disciplined, organiz, detail orientated and technology savvy. I would be poroud to have him by my side in any brainstroming session.”

Rob Moll, associate editor, Christianity Today
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

“Rich is thorough in his work, eager to help others, able to attack problems from a different point of view, and brings his wide-raging gifts to every task. Rich is smart, and he uses his abilities to make his workplace and his colleagues better at what they do. He knows the internet business as a webmaster, and as an editor, Rich understands the importance of producing quality content. Rich is a top-notch employee.”

Theresa Phillips, Computer Services Manager, Christianity Today International
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

“I have worked with Rich indirectly over the past 7 years. In watching his work from "down the hall", I know him to be creative, dedicated, hard working and fun. In his job as Online Media Managing Editor, we worked together to build a new video editing process for our company. I didn't know as much as I would have liked about the best way to equip his position, but he did a lot of research and helped construct an effective video editing environment. Even more than his skill set, when I think of what Rich brought to his work at Christianity Today, I think of passion for ministry. He really cares about people and loves thinking of and building new things that really help people--both in the workplace and in the larger world.”

Internet Operations Manager at Christianity Today International

Kathi Sharpe, Assistant Director of Community, Healant
was with another company when working with Rich at Christianity Today International

“Rich loves the Lord, and that shows in everything he does. He' is an incredibly intelligent, talented individual who loves to serve God and his employer with those talents. Although he's able to understand and embrace technology at a high level, he's also a strong leader and is able to relate to people and build community and camaraderie to accomplish a goal. Rich has an excellent track record and goes above and beyond the call of duty to accomplish what needs to be done. He will be a tremendous asset to any employer.” June 29, 2007

Douglas Varner, System Administrator, Christianity Today International
worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

“Rich is a hardworking and brilliant "technologist." He has the unique gift of being able to take complex technical terms and ideas and illustrate how they can be used in everyday life. His knowledge in leveraging new media to enhance a website should not be overlooked. Rich is current, hip, and would be able to aid any organization in leveraging web technologies to meet business goals.” April 29, 2007

Clay Anderson, Web Development & Operations Manager, Christianity Today International
Worked directly with Rich at Christianity Today International

“I've worked with Rich Tatum for more than seven years. You will be hard-pressed to find someone with a deeper set of skills and knowledge than Rich. In a variety of fields, from technology to ministry, design to editorial, he is knowledgeable, experienced, and very intuitive. And the sum is greater than the parts: his work has greater dimension because he effortlessly combines his knowledge from a variety of fields to contribute to the task of the moment. He is also the rare sort who can passionately care for every last detail of a project, while never neglecting the human aspect. Rich is intuitive and sharp, well-regarded and well-spoken, and earns a high recommendation.” January 26, 2007

Internet & Online Services Analyst / Business Planning Analyst / Webmaster at General Council of the Assemblies of God

Donald Brown, Missionary Systems Support Specialist, General Council of the Assemblies of God
Worked with Rich at General Council of the Assemblies of God

“I worked in a different department from Rich, but was aware of his work with the fledgling General Council web site. He brought it quickly from infancy to a mature and well organized platform for the General Council's first online presence on the World Wide Web. He sacrificed many hours of personal time to make sure the job was done right. I thought highly of Rich and his work then, as I do now. He would be an asset to any organization requiring a reliable self-starter who works well with others and manages the people and tools at his disposal effectively.”

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Vicki Howard Vice President of Operations, Christianity Today International, Phone: (630) 260-6200
Managed Rich at Christianity Today International

Rich is an extremely bright, multi-talented person who could fill a number of different roles successfully. He is very rooted in his faith, has a great family, and would be a strong addition to a staff if in the right role and structure.

John LaRue Vice President of Research and Development
Managed Rich at Christianity Today International, Phone: (630) 260-6200

Rich is an outstanding developer of new internet-based products and services. He communicates well with every person in the project development process from management to technical staff and everyone in between. He grasps new concepts and strategies and translates that into a working website.

Tim Strathdee Chief Information Officer, General Council of the Assemblies of God, Phone: (417) 862-2781
Managed Rich at General Council of the Assemblies of God

Rich is a many-talented person who has demonstrated a unique ability to harness technology to address business and ministry needs. He has a rare blend of leadership skills, technical knowledge/experience and is committed in his walk with the Lord.

Kent Wilcox Manager of Information Services, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Worked with and managed Rich at Christianity Today International

Rich has a strong work ethic and is also a creative individual. He will do the job he is given and will look for ways to work smarter. I have high praise for the work done by Rich while under my supervision, and can give ready assurance that the company who hires Rich Tatum will be gaining a valuable employee who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his job duties.

LaDonna Bagwell Manager of Special Services
Managed Rich at General Council of the Assemblies of God, Phone: (417) 862-2781

Rich was bright and loved learning. He worked as a member of the Help Desk and was knowledgeable and capable there. He was promoted from this position to online services where he excelled in web development. His capabilities went beyond that position and I believe he has only grown in his continuing work responsibilities.

Cory Whitehead New Product Development and Marketing Specialist, Phone: (630) 260-6200
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

I worked closely with Rich for a couple years and now he does several freelance projects for me. He's a great self-starter, figuring things out on his own and running with projects. He's a brilliant researcher and thinker.

Rev. Steve Badger, PhD. Professor of Chemistry, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, Phone: (417) 865-2815
Worked with Rich at the General Council of the Assemblies of God, attended graduate school together

Rich Tatum can teach himself to do almost anything. He is very bright, personable, and passionate about things that matter. I give him my highest recommendation with no reservations. Rev. Steve Badger, PhD, Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Judy Gill Manager, Internet Research and Development, Christianity Today International, Phone: (630) 260-6200
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

Rich excells at web development and supervising others in web development. I enjoyed working with him and highly recommend him.

Dave Goetz President and Owner, CustomZines.com
Worked with Rich at Christianity Today International

Rich is a creative thinker with great generalist technical skills. He is passionate about his work.


Mike Messner (via email circa 1997) Administrative assistant to the general superintendent
Worked with Rich at the General Council of the Assemblies of God

I highly recommend you take advantage of Rich being in your neighborhood. He is one of the most knowledgeable and articulate individuals we have in the A/G on the topic of the Internet and its surrounding issues. He uses his vast knowledge of the Internet to address issues in the context of ministry.

Rich is not a technical type ... he is a ministerial candidate and seminary student who is working his way to a full-time career in ministry.

It just happens that he has a great degree of knowledge about the Internet that allows him to make a living while pursing ministry.

I say all that so you will know Rich understands the world you live in as a pastor. He has a unique way of addressing ministry issues that you live with on a daily basis.


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