Next up in the series of CCC staff profiles, Micah Yost.

Micah has been on staff for about a year now as the Technical Director. One of the first things that comes to mind about him is how hard he works. He puts in a lot of hours to make sure the unique service setup at CCC Old Mill happens every Sunday morning. Every week, he is overseeing the production of three different worship services in two venues at CCC Old Mill. Not to mention, he’s considerate of the roughly 3,000 people who are in attendance at these different venues and worship services. And you know what? I’ve never heard him complain. Sure, there is more he’d like to do to improve the quality of the production, but he sees progress being made. He doesn’t see what we’re not able to do with the services. He’s an optimist.

I think all of us on the Communications Team enjoy working with him, and I think it’s benefitted everyone’s work. He approaches a project from a creative and production perspective, which is great. This is nice because his input better equips our projects so they work more effectively in the services. We’re working smarter.

Micah is always learning, and making sure to implement any new idea he can if it will improve things at CCC. He’s not reading books for the sake of saying he read the latest fad book. He is striving to improve and refine his craft. He doesn’t want to stand pat, but rather wants to pursue excellence.

One thing with his role is he oversees a number of volunteers. Every once in awhile I find myself watching him work and interact with his team during a service. He leads well, and he does what he can to make sure his volunteers are in a position to succeed. If something goes wrong, he accepts responsibility and doesn’t blame someone else.

There’s a certain grace I think someone in Micah’s role has to operate in on a consistent basis. And grace comes to mind when I think of Micah. This was never more evident when one of his staff (and friends), Drew Billings, died suddenly last September. Micah was twenty-five at the time, and still new on staff with all of his responsibilities. When I think about it now, I’m not sure how Micah managed to navigate such a chaotic time. I’m sure he’d say it was Jesus that made it possible, and yes this is true. Still, Micah had a resolve about him during that time. He didn’t slack on his work, everything was done. He did a wonderful job of speaking at Drew’s memorial service. He managed to be hopeful throughout, despite losing a friend and coworker.

I think it reflects exceedingly well on Micah at how he handled such upheaval in his life and work. It’s one of many reasons why I’m glad to work alongside him.

I also enjoy working with him because he’s a Husker fan. It’s always fun to talk Husker football with him. He wouldn’t be a Yost if this was not the case. He loves the Huskers, Starbucks and his wife and family.

If you want to know more about Micah, you can follow him on Twitter or read his blog.

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