Justin Morken

Renaissance Handyman / Technical Director 

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Public Art and Set Design

Independent Contractor

This is a job that has come about as a culmination of my many interests including the technical arts, live production, design, and making things with my hands. Beginning with sets for Hope Lutheran Church and then elaborate displays for Unglued Market (my wife's shop), eventually I found myself working with TEDxFargo, Myriad Technologies, and Intelligent Insights.

Jul 2010 - Present

Technical Arts Director

Hope Lutheran Church

Provide leadership, management, and support for technical needs relating to worship arts and education. Some responsibilities include:

  • Training and managing a team of approximately ten part-time technicians to provide support for all events across two campuses. 
  • Providing creative direction for services and events including set design, script writing, and thematic coordination.
  • Managing equipment integration across all facilities. In the last year I was responsible for overseeing several projects totaling over $500k. 
May 2007 - Jun 2010

Systems Engineer

HB Sound & Light

Design, sales, and Implementation of sound, video, and lighting systems.

1998 - 2007


Homeland Developers

Completing "punchlist" tasks and learning an abundance of skills along the way, from framing, finish carpentry, cement work, plumbing, and plenty of cleaning. 


2004 - 2007

BA Music Industry

Minnesota State University Moorhead

I focused on audio production with an additional track in graphic design.

2002 - 2004

AA Music Performance

Trinity Bible College

Primary instrument of piano with an additional certificate in Biblical Studies.