Monk Development, Inc.
2707 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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Professional Services Manager
AJ graduated with a BS in Management Science from UCSD and received his MBA from Ashford University. He is passionate about helping ministries connect with people through the use of technology. Prior to coming to MonkDev he served as a Church Communication Director for a large church in San Diego. He also enjoys taking photographs and traveling with his wife Jennifer.
Customer Service Manager
Sr. Full Stack Web Developer
Cary has been involved with church and ministry web design and development for over a decade. His experience includes that of an IT/Web manager for a large church, a church planting pastor, and being the owner of a small web design/development company specializing in church websites. Cary is passionate about helping churches use the internet to engage their congregations, their cities and their culture. Cary and his wife Staci have five kids, two horses, two geese, a duck, a chicken, and an occasional rehabilitating cottontail… When not behind a computer or hanging out with his family you might find Cary acting, singing, and dancing in a local community theater production.
Dave worked for IMDb.com as an engineer working on nearly every aspect of the company. Redesigning / rebuilding the site and its subsidiaries, creating iOS and Android apps, and mentoring coworkers along the way. Before that he worked at the Los Angeles Times as a designer. Prior to that he worked at a design firm named Eastco Multimedia, where he built sites, interactive cd-roms, and DVD’s for a plethora of clients. Dave has been married for 10 years and has a 2 year old son. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, woodworking, and video games.
Janis is an artist, graphic designer and photographer. With more than seven years of experience in the graphic design industry, Janis certainly knows her stuff. Beginning her career in the advertising field, she teamed up with SKO Design Lab and Catalyst, with whom she developed her eye for immaculate graphic design. She now works as a graphic designer for faithHighway where she puts her flair for design—and her enthusiasm for what she does—to work for our clients.
Jenn has been professionally designing since 2010. She specializes in responsive web design for churches. She received her BA in Graphic Design from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2010. When Jenn is not creating at work, she is likely enjoying San Diego trails on a run, hike or ride with her husband, Jesse.
Jonathan Deatherage has worked with churches and non-profits for over ten years to find communications solutions that connect people with ministry opportunities. He worked on the client side with Monk Development on their platform Ekklesia 360 for several years as a church Communications Director, then joined Ministry Brands as the Communications Strategist for Monk Development in January 2020. He loves to help ministries bridge the gap from digital engagement to spiritual engagement. Jonathan studied Media & Communications at Dallas Theological Seminary, and finds himself often in the awkward space of being both a techy and a Bible nerd. Jonathan lives with his wife, Erin, and their four kids in the Dallas area, and they’re always on the look-out for a great hiking trail, even ones hidden in the suburbs.
Sales Development Representative
Prior to joining Ministry Brands, Kirsten worked in the marketing industry in various roles within Business Development, Sales, and Account Management. Kirsten grew up in the church as her dad served in the ministry for over 40 years. She's excited about the opportunity to combine her professional work with her faith! Outside of work, Kirsten loves spending time with her family/friends outside of Minneapolis, MN, and attending the various activities her children participate in.
Kristine grew up in the Dallas area most of her young life. She's originally from Tampa, Florida and has lived in four different countries. She found her way to Tulsa, Oklahoma by way of Oral Roberts University receiving her BS in Graphic Design and meeting and marrying her husband, Rich. She later found her way to earning her Masters Degree in marketing and discovered a love of working in technology and design. When she's not nerding out about Mac products, design (of all kinds), and finding ways to help people's daily lives be a bit easier through User Experience Design and Research, she is out discovering new parks, restaurants, and coffee shops. She speaks conversational German and is working on her Spanish skills.
Director of Customer Experience
Martha graduated from George Mason University in 2005 and 2007 with Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the Music and Arts field. Before beginning to work with churches and ministries, Martha served as a development associate at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC helping to raise funds for a building presence for USIP on the National Mall. Once that building broke ground, Martha turned her focus back to her true passion which is helping churches and ministries make their vision a reality through online ministry, that journey led her across the country eight years later to San Diego, where she much prefers the never-ending sunshine to the erratic temps of the Mid Atlantic. When Martha is not at work she can be found getting to know the West Coast better, making music, and on the quest for the perfect cup of coffee.
Scott graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Information Systems. After working several years for BNSF Railway in various IT departments he started a successful web development business that led to a passion for building church websites. Scott lives in Prosper, Texas and with his wife, Lisa, and three children, Kailey, Abigail and Asher.
Shannon lives in Helotes, TX with her two sons, Noah and Luke. She was born and raised in Texas, where she also stayed for college, studying English and Psychology. She’s a devoted Dallas Cowboys fan and can occasionally be caught referring to a group of people as “y’all.” When she isn’t chasing around two adorable little boys, she can usually be found reading, writing or enjoying time outdoors. Shannon is zealous about helping churches to grow in that amazing place where business and technology meet, and loves helping to solve big challenges. Shannon is a passionate advocates for orphan ministries, and she and her husband were previously foster parents.
Skyler is a San Diego native, who spent time in Los Angeles for College. Skyler has been creating websites since 2005 and has also been involved with a range of ministries revolving around Youth and Children; Both within the church as well as outside youth organizations. On the weekends Skyler can be found enjoying all that San Diego has to offer.
Front End Web Developer
Stephanie is a former school teacher turned passionate web developer. She has found programming to be a powerful way for her to be able to make a difference in the world and continue to be a life-long learner. Teaching students in the classroom was incredible, but the potential to affect lives with well-made, insightful software has drawn her into the world of computer programming. Stephanie currently lives in Costa Mesa, CA with her husband. They love hiking, doing crosswords together and experiencing new places and meeting new people through travel. Music is an additional passion of hers. Whether it be learning a song on guitar, singing in the car, or creating a parody, Stephanie loves music. She has an endless jukebox in her mind and even if something isn't a song...if you stick around her long enough, it will be!
Thought Leader / Bookend
The Monk began his career as a tree. Later in life, he was chopped down and whittled into his current shape to represent St. Francis. At the Monk office his job is to remind us of our service to so many churches and great causes. He likes keeping doors open, preventing papers from flying out of place, and generally making rooms brighter.