In what ways can I magnify my calling as... the STS / Stake Technology Specialist

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In what ways can I magnify my calling as... the STS / Stake Technology Specialist

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In what ways can I magnify my calling as... the STS / Stake Technology Specialist

I was recently called as the STS / Stake Technology Specialist, probably because I've been in software, web development, and tech since the early 1990s. I've worked at Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Sony, and some other small businesses, as well as consulting projects through the years. I'm not a genius, but I'm passionate about all things tech-geek.

That said, I've read the STS handbook (https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/stu ... pecialist/), and it does list several things that are duties of the calling, but in the few months I've been in the calling, I've only had a few 'tech support' issues from Bishops and Clerks. The headings for things to do are:
  • Use Technology to Help Hasten the Lord’s Work
  • Ensure That Equipment Is Available and Secure
  • Know How to Set Up and Operate Meetinghouse Technology
I'm also in a unique position that the Stake Executive Secretary (who's had the calling for 9+ years) is also a tech guy who runs his own A/V business, and he's been doing the STS calling for many years, because the Stake hadn't found someone else. So he's been handling the Stake broadcasts, and probably handles issues for others in the Stake, as everyone knows him. I'm not bothered or offended, and I don't feel challenged by his skills or willingness to help people... I just don't know what I can do proactively to magnify my calling as STS.

Shortly after getting the calling, there was a Stake Bishopric training, and I was invited to the meeting. The Stake Presidency introduced me, and explained what I was going to be doing... and I'm listed in the Stake directory under the Stake Presidency organization. I just don't feel like I'm contributing, or helping the Stake enough.

So... what ideas do you all have for ways to magnify my calling as the STS? Thanks in advance.
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