Joe Way

[ Higher Education - Technical Direction - Organizational Leadership ]

Josiah Way, M.A., ABD, CTS

I work as the Director of Multimedia Services at California Baptist University, in Riverside, CA, and contract as the Regional Tech Director at Saddleback Church Aliso Viejo. I am currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Birmingham UK, Thesis title: “Producing Worship: A Theology of the Technical Arts,” and serve on the Executive Board of the USC Athletics Trojan Board of Directors at the University of Southern California.

An Orange County, CA, native with over 25 years experience in education, technical production and the arts, and organizational leadership and management. Over my career, I have received diverse awards in education, the arts, and business, including: 2x U.S. Top Teacher, Businessman of the Year, Industry-wide Top Salesman, Best of Business awards, U.S. and World Champion, and 2x World DanceSport Championship Adjudicator.


  • 2016-Present - Director of Multimedia Services @ California Baptist University - Departmental direction and oversight of campus classroom technology, including best practices for customer-centric end-user services, design integrations, and staff development and training.
  • 2015-Present - Regional Technical Director @ Saddleback Church Aliso Viejo - Technical services for weekend experience and special events, including directing worship center audio, video, and lighitng teams, volunteer training and recruiting, event production, and technical direction.
  • 1995-Present - Independent Consultant and Owner @ Way Investments, LLC., et al. - Technical and creative direction, educational technology, staff/volunteer development, author, organizational management, sales, event marketing, branding, and nonprofit fundraising. TV, film, music, sports, and education.
  • 2011-2014 - Technical Director @ Compass Bible Church - Technical Director for weekend and midweek services, including stage production for audio, video, and lighting teams, volunteer recruiting and training, staff development, and oversight of campus-wide AVL integrations.
  • 2002-2011 - Owner and Investor @ Promenade Studios - Recipient of 6x "Best of" Award as owner. Duties included staff and business managment, instruction and teaching, event planning, branding and marketing, sales training, national adjudicating, and entertaiment production.


  • 2015-Present - PhD Candidate @ University of Birmingham UK - Modern Theology, Dissertation Title: "Producing Worship." Postgraduate Student Rep for Dept. of Philosophy, Theology, and Religion. Supervisors: David Cheetham and Andrew Davies.
  • 2013-2014 - Master of Arts @ Moody Bible Institute - Applied Biblical Studies, Moody Theological Seminary. Summa Cum Laude.
  • 1991-1995 - Bachelor of Arts @ University of Southern California - Philosophy and Classics. Trojan Knights, Mortar Board, Order of the Torch, Student Affairs, Archaeology Lab, Diogenes Philosophy Society, Dance Team, Audio and Production Tech, United We Stand America, Tau Alpha
  • 1995-present - Professional Certifications @ Various - CTS: InfoComm, Extron Control Professional, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology, ProDVIDA, AMI, Alison Professional, Audinate, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

How May I Serve?

For business consulting, production requests, staff training, speaking engagements, teaching and coaching, or other production requests, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to helping you and your team reach every prayerful goal.

Call: 949.698.3484Email: