I was sooo excited for the noon service at GCC recently. Why? Because our uber volunteer, Dustin Hannifin, was going to receive one of five "smooth stone awards" ... and he had no idea it was coming :-)
Smooth Stone Award? Each year GCC recognizes and celebrates a few of the many outstanding men and women that have made a monumental impact on the ministry of GCC.
Luckily I had a perfect story to get Dustin to skip his regular Saturday night attendance and come to noon Sunday...wanted him to meet an IT dude we were interviewing. I also invited the rest of our core IT volunteer team to sit in the same area to cheer and celebrate this awesome recognition. Below is the actual video snippet from the service where Mark Beeson talks about Dustin, but of course Dustin doesn't know it's about him. I asked Dustin afterwards when he realized Beeson was talking about him ... he said when Beeson said 'sharepoint' I knew it was me :-)
watch the entire service (scroll down the page to Guitar Hero)
I sat beside Dustin Sunday and as he got up to go get his awards he said, "I'm gonna kill you" :-) He's just that kind of humble behind-the-scenes dude, which is just another great quality about him.
Check out all the many things Dustin has helped us with ... it's an amazing list. So thanks again Dustin for your great service to Christ and GCC. I'm honored to call you a fellow geek and friend.