Meet the Team
Mere Agency was founded in 2011 by Matt Heerema with the goal of helping the church use the web to impact the world with the gospel. Matt has put together a core team of skilled artisans to create beautiful, effective, custom web presences for a wide range of organizations. Mere is a small but mighty agency, with years of experience serving missions, churches, and faith-based organizations.
Mere’s team members have worked on projects of all shapes and sizes, from internationally read, industry leading sites such as Engadget.com, with millions of readers a day, to excellent international ministries such as Desiring God Ministries, The Gospel Coalition, The Southern Baptist Convention, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary, The White Horse Inn, and the Banner of Truth, to name just a few, and we are most pleased to serve hundreds of local churches and ministries.
Matt Heerema / Founder / Strategy
Matt got his start in web development over 20 years ago, playing nearly every role on a web team over the course of time. He has worked for many high-profile organizations such as Iowa State University, AOL, and most notably, web director for Desiring God Ministries. Through these avenues Matt has gained broad field expertise in the areas of digital strategy, user experience, information architecture, usability, front-end development, and project management. Matt has a degree in psychology from Iowa State University. He is passionate about beautiful gadgets, productivity methodology, results-only work environments, music, and the intersection of faith and work. He is an avid reader of theology, philosophy, business thinking, and sci-fi/fantasy. Most importantly, Matt is a husband and father of 4 beautiful girls. Matt serves as a bi-vocational pastor/elder of his local church (Stonebrook Community Church in Ames, Iowa) where he works in leadership development and teaching.
Andrew Joyce / Lead Designer & Developer
Andrew has been making websites for a decade, and is now coordinating our design and development work. He got his start in freelance web design, but has also worked for One Town Creative in Minneapolis, and as a senior developer at Midwestern Seminary. He is a self-driven designer and developer who uses his insights across two fields to build beautiful and functional websites. As a writer, Andrew tells stories through the medium of the web, and is passionate about showcasing excellent content with the websites he designs. He lives in Kansas City with his wife, Alisha, where they are involved in urban ministry and planting Providence School of Arts.
Nate Lamb / Project Management
Nate is the detail-oriented, organized mind of the team. He has been supporting and managing web projects for seven years and is passionate about a realistic outlook and excellent results. Nate is also a carpenter and custom crafts beautiful mid-century-modern furniture. He and his wife have two children.