Award-winning project:Established a data center allowing parishes to store data in one central location and access it from anywhere, anytime via a secure virtual private network.
Revenue: Approximately $50 million.
Number of employees: 800
Time in job: 16 years
Educational background: Bachelor of Science
First job: High school chemistry teacher.
Best advice you've ever received: My mother advised me to go to Nigeria just before the government orchestrated racial riots in Sri Lanka in July 1983. In doing so, I escaped the terrible violence that occurred shortly after I left.
Best career move: Joining the Diocese of London.
Biggest career influence: Larry Brennan
Best technology decision: Developing Our Parish Family, a parish information management tool.
Biggest IT challenge: Convincing the users that church and technology are not an oxymoron.
Best personality trait: Facilitator or enabler.
Worst personality trait: Not being able to say no to users and taking too much on.
Alter-ego career: Priest
Current reading: Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, Roméo Dallaire.
Next big technology: Implementation of Diocesan Web strategy.
One word of advice to IT pros coming up the ranks: Technology is a means to an end and not an end in itself.
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This was first published in June 2008