Some businesses are just about putting food on the table. For us, it's more personal.
Peter Mann (big guy, far right) was born deaf in 1998. Today, with the help of cochlear implants -- bionic hearing devices surgically planted near his brain -- Peter speaks and hears as well as any hearing person. Along the way, Ruth and I encountered first-hand the unique and profound challenges facing the deaf and the hard-of-hearing, especially in church settings.
In 2008, Jonas (center, green-blue shirt) joined us as our second deaf son. In 2011, Dietrich (blue shirt, apparently too much iron that day?), joined us as our third deaf son. In 2016, Calvin (cute bundle in big sister Colette's arms), became our fourth deaf son.
Increasingly, it became clear to Ruth and me that churches are often as deaf to the disabled as we had been. If that offends you, well, try to understand. We initially founded ReSermon Institute to help churches learn to hear what we once could not. Today, we're helping the church make sermon content accessible, searchable and projectable to everybody. We look forward to serving you.
Christopher Mann's career in communications includes tenures in Congress, Campus Crusade for Christ, an international think tank, the Office of the Virginia Attorney General, and World magazine. He holds a bachelor's degree from IU Bloomington, an MBA from Taylor University, and is working on a Master's of Divinity degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Connect with Chris Mann on Linked IN here.