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Founder & President

Based in Las Vegas, NV

Josh Teis has a passion for kingdom work and encouraging other ministry leaders. His commitment to a genuine relationship with God allow him to lead the network with humility and authenticity. He originally founded Idea Network in 2014 with just 30 friends who shared his conviction to further the Gospel of the Bible while continuing to progress and innovate in a modern world. 

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Vice President of Initiatives

Based in Toledo, Ohio

Jeremy serves as the lead pastor of Monclova Road Baptist Church in Toledo, OH. He has a passion for encouraging ministry leaders and helping them reach their potential for Christ and His Church. His strong desire is to assist the Idea Network in offering guidance so that churches will be started or revitalized so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be proclaimed.



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Vice President of Operations

Based in Portland, OR

Kylie manages the entire logistical operations and network crew of the Idea Network. Her passion for the Network and her attention to detail fuel her to coordinate each event and program to be better than ever.



Podcast Executive Producer

Based in Las Vegas, Nevada

Drew Polanycia

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Drew has been with the Idea Talks Podcast since 2016 and has brought professionalism and vision into the podcast! 

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Graphics Director

Based in Torrance, California

Caleb Yoder

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Caleb's marketing knowledge, eye for visuals, and experience in ministry makes him the idea media manager!



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Operations Assistant

Based in St. Louis, Missouri

Courtney Winters

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Courtney assists with the day-to-day operations of Idea Network as well as the running of the in-person events! Her professionalism and attention to detail are a massive help to our team!



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Finance Assistant

Based in Henderson, Nevada

Dan Murray

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Dan serves as the Associate Pastor of Oasis Baptist Church in Henderson, NV.

His passions are youth ministry and stewarding ministry resources. He also loves to assist other ministries in the areas of finance and administration.

He assists the Idea Network as the Financial Assistant to help manage and account network finances. 

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Resource Director

Based in Oakland, CA

Akeem Smith

    Akeem is the Lead Pastor of Storyline Church serves as the Director of Resources at Idea Network. He desires to equip the Idea Network churches with resources to fuel the mission and vision of their local churches. Akeem and his wife Jaime are passionate about church planting and they together lead Storyline Church in Oakland California.

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    Membership Director

    Based in Kernersville, NC

    Jason Shuler

      Jason Shuler is a pastor at Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville, NC which is the town where he grew up. He works primarily with global missions, connect groups, and young families. Jason has been preaching since he was fifteen and continues to travel and speak as his schedule will allow. He is currently pursuing an MA in Clinical Mental
      Health Counseling at Liberty University. He and his wife, Desiree, have three children: Ethan, Zoe, and Sofia.

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      Engagement Director

      Based in Baltimore, Maryland

      Corey Knopf

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      In his local church near Baltimore, Maryland, Corey serves as an associate pastor. In the Idea Network, his role is Engagement Director, and he desires to help ministry leaders connect and encourage one another.

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