Mark Taylor - Executive Director
Mark Taylor received his B.A. in Classics from Baylor University, Waco, Texas (2004). While working in the Classics, he became familiar with the use and management of rare, multilingual texts. He worked for the Baylor University library acquisition and cataloging department for four years and also has several years experience examining, cataloging, and photographing rare books. His interest in the development of software for advanced research in classical studies has contributed to his vision for this project. Mark's extensive language background includes teaching Latin to both youth and Seminary students, tutoring Greek for CTS, five years of Spanish study, and experience as a youth educator for a bilingual Church. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Delta Pi. Currently, he is attending Concordia Theological Seminary.
John Sias - Technical Advisor
John Sias holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1997, 1999, 2005). He has extensive experience in development of computer systems, specializing in compilation technology for high-performance microprocessors, and software technology and has developed web sites for church and research organizations. Before entering the M.Div. program at Concordia Theological Seminary in June 2005, he had a long-time interest in Lutheran theology and the German language.
Michael Schuermann - Technology Director
Michael Schuermann holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. Post-graduation, Michael worked for several years in the field of Information Technology Management, both within the Internet service and financial industries. He also pursued an interest in information architecture and web design, helping to design several commercial and church websites. In addition, he has maintained a rabid interest in the latest web technologies and trends. Michael entered the M.Div. program at Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne in June 2006.