Alan Quick has been the Information Technology Administrator since the days of Windows 95. He believes technology should enhance worship and ministry without distracting from them. He leads a team of other volunteers to ensure cost-effective technology efficiently and reliably serves the missions of the church. Major systems supported include Wi-Fi, classroom TVs with laptop connectivity, office and volunteer computers and servers, large area projection systems, office phones, security cameras, closed circuit broadcast of Sanctuary, hallway digital signage and photo walls, fire alarm system, access control system, exterior lighting controls, and air conditioning control.
Alan has served as chair of Trustees, chair of Administrative Council, and has been on the last four building committees. He has been on at least 15 youth mission trips, and loves to help in Change The World projects in Allen.
Alan graduated from Virginia Tech Magna Cum Laude with a dual major in electrical engineering and computer science. He recently retired as a Chief Engineer from TI/Raytheon (where he and wife Linda met) after 36 years in defense electronics. Their children (Cheryl and Kevin) grew up in FUMC Allen.
- Alan and Linda built the first house in the first development on the west side of Allen in 1987. Mayor Don Rodenbaugh led the ribbon cutting ceremony.
- Alan helped develop the first commercial GPS receiver, which is now in the Smithsonian https://timeandnavigation.si.edu/multimedia-asset/ti-4100-navstar-navigator-gps-receiver
- Alan runs a 5K at least three times a week.