Integrity Magazine is a joint venture of several Christian marketplace leaders from different churches and different denominations – working in harmony to build up the Christian community in our region. We have assembled to use our varying gifts and talents to collaborate and launch this resource to encourage you to grow in your faith, stand up for Biblical principles in your workplace, and represent Jesus as you serve in your business capacity.
We dream to see the church and Christians strengthened, unified, and having impact in our workplaces and communities so that Jesus will be glorified.
Harm Geurs, President and Publisher (Apeeling Orange Design Communications)
Dutch-born Harm’s specialty is devising concepts and delivering content that appeal to both the eye and the imagination. His areas of expertise include brand development and management, publishing and marketing strategy – and all aspects of design. During his more than 10 years in the business, Harm has collaborated with Canadian and European clients ranging from Ricoh and Unilever to Sobeys, Nova Scotia Tourism and The United Way.
Harm is also one of the principals in the marketing communications agency Apeeling Orange. Harm is the publisher of Mingle, a business magazine so he obviously brings strong assets to bear as the publisher of Integrity.
Hermen Atienza, Secretary and Editor-in-Chief (MBA Advisory Services)
Hermen Atienza is the Managing Partner of MBA Advisory Services. His life work includes 40 years of experience in business management, entrepreneurship, and public administration and over 20 years of experience in Christian ministry.
In 1988, Hermen began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This faith soon became the foundation for his life’s work and personal vision to be a Biblical Management Consultant who could help businesses succeed by applying Scriptural business principles. A veteran in the international corporate world with exposure to Christian magazine publishing and over 60 other industries, Hermen retired from corporate business in 1994 to devote full-time service to the Lord. He organized Christian businesses involved in Biblical business management consultancy, print publishing, television production, praise music production, and Bible teaching audio production. In 2008 he and his family moved to Halifax. In 2009 he and his wife Julie organized Mashach Business Approach (MBA) Advisory Services, a Halifax-based Biblical business management consultancy and training services.
He is happily married to Julie, a father of six, and a grandfather of four..
Wayne Arkelian, Board Member (Halcraft Printers)
Wayne is Co-chair of Spiritual Development at St John’s Anglican Church Halifax, and is active in the Anglican Cursillo (Pronounced. cur-SEE-o) Movement. Wayne and his wife Nathalie have facilitated 6 Alpha Courses and currently host Adult Christian Studies in their home.
Wayne is also a Member of The Gideons in Canada, and a member of the newly founded Sackville Rotary Club. He enjoys running, golfing, sailing, swimming, skiing, playing piano and photography whenever he can find the time.
Matt Whitman, Board Member (MattWhitman.ca)
Matt is a committed Christian who cares deeply for his community – locally, nationally, and globally. His purpose is to glorify God by “Doing Unto Others”.
Over the past 2 decades working on both sides of the Canada U.S border in the information, technology and investment sectors he invented “Reverse Networking” which is the concept of promoting others rather than one’s-self. He puts this into practice by “connecting rather than convincing”. He is all about helping people connect so they can help each other.
His favorite Bible verse is Matthew 23:12 which states: “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted“. He is also a marathon runner, married to Cathy, and the father of two great children Kirk and Morgan!
David is the founder and Ministry Director of JesusAtlantic.com which has been serving Atlantic Canadian Churches for the last decade. He has spent his corporate career in the educational publishing industry in a variety of sales and marketing positions. In 2010 he left his corporate life behind to launch MinistryStory.com which serves church leaders and Christian business owners to help them communicate the story of their ministry or business with a greater level of effectiveness, impact, and excellence.
David and his wife Shelly were a part of the church launch team of LifeBridge Community Church in Cole Harbour in 2005 and he serves as chair of the leadership team. David brings his experience in marketing, publishing, and technology to the launch of Integrity Magazine.