Mike Semmel

Production Director

Born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana. He loves sports, the outdoors, and anything competitive; to be honest he is a bit of a nerd. He graduated with a degree in Acoustical Engineering and he hopes to put his degree and all the other training he received to create amazing environments for the theatre and the church through technology.

Jason Castellente

Technical Director

Jason is a self-proclaimed technical nerd who loves live production AVL.  Born and raised in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, he attended Valley Forge Christian College and graduated with a Contemporary Music Performance degree focused in guitar.  While at Valley Forge, Jason toured as an audio engineer for two years with the college's ministry bands Chosen and Pneuma and worked in AVL on the college's production crews.  It was this experience that led him to realize that this was the career path for him, so when this position at NCC came up after college, Jason took the plunge and moved to DC to take it.  It's become his passion to use technology to clearly, effectively, and artistically communicate the love of Christ.

When he's not working he can still be found playing guitar and mixing FOH audio but loves other things too such as bowling, photography, blogging, the Philadelphia Phillies, and traveling.

Jay Jay Janes

Senior Production Engineer

Jayjay grew up all over as a Navy kid. He started touring as a guitar tech and production manager at age 16 and continued until him and his wife Veronica had their two daughters, Eva & Sierra. Jayjay toured with MXPX and Blink 182, but since 1999 has been working in production in ministry contexts. In his spare time, he loves working on guitars, hanging with his family and eating thai food.

Carolina Soto

Worship Leader & Production Specialist

Carolina is a worship leader and songwriter at National Community Church. She is from the Seattle area (go Seahawks) and moved to DC in 2013 to be part of NCC’s protege program. She has been leading worship for almost 10 years and is passionate about creating environments where people feel welcomed, loved, and most importantly have an encounter with the presence of God. Some of her hobbies include listening to good music, laughing, filling up everyones Facebook feeds with hilarious animal videos, and drinking coffee.