The People Behind Ministry Ideaz - A Family Owned & Operated Business
Welcome and thank you for taking a few minutes to get to know us! At Ministry Ideaz, we’re proud to say our team is fully composed of devoted and active Jehovah’s Witness members. We all serve in various countries: Canada (Alberta and BC), the United States, Mexico and Ecuador. Thanks to the advent of new technologies, we all cooperate together via the Internet while continuing to serve Jehovah in our assignments, wherever that may be.
Feel free to keep in touch by liking our Facebook Page or following us on Twitter: @ministryideaz
How We Started (or “The Day of Small Beginnings”)
Back in 1993, we moved from Canada to serve where the need for Kingdom proclaimers was greater in Ecuador, South America. After funds ran out in 1999, frequent "work trips" back and forth to Canada were necessary to keep bread on the table. Eventually we decided to try and find a better solution that would allow us to stay put in our assignment. Therefore in 2002, we decided to try selling excellent leather handcrafted products for friends to use back home and in the States. Originally, we sold exclusively on eBay. We packaged the products on the dining room table of our home and drove them down to the post office in our little Chevy hatchback.
Business came slow at first, but within a few months, sales started to pick up. With e-commerce becoming an affordable sales platform, we came up with the idea to start up our own website in 2003. MinistryIdeaz.com was born!
Who We Are & What We Do
Today, MinistryIdeaz.com is still owned and operated by us out of Quito, Ecuador. We now employ several fellow Witnesses to help us with our work. Most of them only work with us part time while dedicating the rest of their time to the full-time ministry. Countless hours of hard work and determination have helped us to become one of the leading companies offering quality handcrafted items for use in the ministry. We now ship to over 180 countries all over the world.
is the owner of Ministry Ideaz and has been with the company since its founding in 2002. A sixth generation JW, he was raised in the Truth and baptized in 1988. Since 1993 he has lived and pioneered in Ecuador, where there is a greater need. In 2000 Greg married his best friend who became his pioneer partner. Since 2014 they have changed their focus to raising a new family. Today he works part time with the company in marketing and assists with product development, web management, payroll, accounts payable and general managerial duties.
has been with Ministry Ideaz since 2008. She is a fifth generation JW who grew up on a farm in Central Alberta, Canada, with a very small rural congregation and was baptized in 1971. Terrie has been married for 40 years and raised four lovely children who gave her eight beautiful granddaughters. She is currently working part time with Ministry Ideaz while serving in Mexico with her pioneer husband, where the need for Kingdom Proclaimers is greater.
is currently serving as a need-greater in Mexico. She is a fifth generation JW who was raised in the Truth in rural Western Canada and baptized in 1974. She has been with Ministry Ideaz since 2006 and remains a devout member of the team.
a fourth generation JW, was baptized 30 years ago and has been with us since 2014. She previously served five years in Ecuador, and today she lives alongside her husband, who serves as an elder, and their three children in Kansas, USA. There, she serves with a Foreign Language Plautdietsch group while also working part time in the returns and customer service department for Ministry Ideaz.
was raised in the Truth and baptized in 2003. He has been with Ministry Ideaz since 2013 and is serving in British Columbia, Canada, alongside his wife, Chelsea. Jon loves fishing, campfires, cribbage, friends and fishing stories. He is currently serving as a ministerial servant and pioneer while working part time for Ministry Ideaz in customer support and as our all-around problem solver.
is a valuable member of the team and the personality behind the emails and phone calls when you are in need of assistance. She is a fourth generation JW who was baptized in 1994, and she has been with Ministry Ideaz since 2014. She has been happily married since 1998. Her husband serves as an elder, and they keep busy raising two beautiful twin girls in the Truth in the Canadian prairies of Alberta.
is the sixth generation JW to be serving on both parents’ sides. She’s been baptized for 25 years and grew up in a small congregation in Central Alberta, Canada, where she moved with her family at the age of four to help out the congregation. Carlie pioneered for two years before starting a family. Today, she is serving in the beautiful Rocky Mountain foothills of Canada, raising her two young daughters in the Truth while working full time to process returns.
was baptized 26 years ago and is a sixth generation Witness of Jehovah. She has been married for 20 years and lives nestled up against the Canadian Rocky Mountains with her husband and two great children. They serve together in a congregation where the diverse territory includes everything from Canadian First Nations to Tagalog. She has been with the team since 2012 working in customer support, filling mail orders, resolving order problems and completing other general administrative duties.
was baptized in 2006 and has been with Ministry Ideaz since 2013, working alongside her husband Jon. They are currently living and pioneering in a beautiful remote corner of Vancouver Island, Canada. She loves to travel and explore new places. While at work, she spends her days tracking lost orders, communicating with warehouse staff to ensure orders are shipped and troubleshooting when they aren't.
is a ministerial servant and our newest member to the team, having joined in 2015. Originally from Virginia, USA, he was baptized in 1975 and raised in the Truth. Today, Tim lives in Ecuador with his wife of 26 years, daughter and eldest son in an English congregation where they pioneer together. He enjoys working as a customer service representative for Ministry Ideaz because he is able to meet and help people from across the world who share the same interests and goals.