The Internet Technology (IT) Team was formed to address the needs of the church relating to current internet security, desktop and laptop PC operations, file back-up systems, and planning for future technology needs at Shepherd of the Hills in relation to growth and capacity areas. Kris Childs has been functioning as SOTH’s IT volunteer for many years, offering his experience and skills when needed, and now Jim Erdahl and Bill Schneider join him on the team to offer their knowledge and expertise to keep IT operations running smoothly and efficiently for SOTH, as well as offering suggestions on areas of improvements.

In 2016, the IT Team continued to improve the Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) of the building’s infrastructure and computing processes. Volunteers again spent over 100 hours to enhance the in-place computers to extend the service life of the computers or replace them.

Our Future Vision

Although plans are evolving, the IT Committee will continue the efforts under the direction of RAS. We would like to begin future security needs, including the physical security of computer equipment. The network storage device is aging and may need to be updated or replaced