Staff: Paul Tassler - Communications
I direct church communications. I’m in my 17th year of vocational ministry, I got my Master’s at Washington University in St. Louis, and I’ve also worked as an entrepreneur and in world 100 companies. I supervise a team of amazing people who deliver excellent communications (sight, sound, copy writing, TV, video, print, advertising, public relations, resource development, information services, etc.). I also coordinate The Joseph Company (the church’s marketplace ministry group), helping people who work in the marketplace. My passion is for the Kingdom of Jesus, and to see people grow in discipleship and in life skills.
I enjoy entertaining friends at home with Tierny, my beautiful wife of 30 years, hanging out with our son Ashton, reading, music, doing consulting work with churches, and woodworking (hey, Jesus was a carpenter!).
Interests: Music, Hammond B-3, bass guitar, landscaping, & making cool things from wood with power tools
Favorite Music: Jeff Beck, Phil Keaggy, Zimmie, Jaco, L. Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, Coltrane, The Allmans, Bill Evans, Miles, The Notting Hillbillies, Lyle Lovett, Traveling Wilburys, Delirious?, Alain Caron, Mark Whitfield, David Benoit, The Byrds, James Brown, Arturo Sandoval, Thelonius Monk, The Beatles, Jimmie Smith, U2, The Shadows of Knight, any project Abe Laboriel has played on
Favorite TV Shows: Lost, Nigella Feasts, SpongeBob Squarepants, Pawn Stars
Favorite Movies: Waiting for Guffman, Gladiator, Citizen Kane, Bridge on the River Kwai, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, The 7th Seal, Ratatouille
Favorite Books: Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian (N.T. Wright), The Prophetic Imagination (Walter Brueggemann), The Divine Conspiracy, Renovation of the Heart (Dallas Willard); The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer); A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens); Good To Great (Jim Collins); Marketing Management (Philip Kotler); Competitive Advantage (Michael E. Porter)
Favorite Ice Cream: Haagen-Dazs Coffee (accept NO substitutes)
Favorite Coffee: The Roasterie, Kansas City, MO – 40 Sardines Blend
Favorite Pizza: Pizzeria Uno, Chicago, Illinois
Favorite Seafood Restaurant: Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish, South Pasadena, FL
Favorite Music Stores: The Hollywood Guitar Center; Bass Xchange, Sherman Oaks, CA
Favorite Music Producers: Quincy Jones, Tom Lord-Alge, Ted Templeton, Daniel Lanois, Don Was