Getting to Know Greg Monette: Faithlife’s Canadian Representative

Greg MonetteJust over a year ago, Greg Monette joined Faithlife as our Canadian market manager. Some of you may have seen him at conferences and events across Canada over the past year, but if you haven’t yet met him, here’s your chance to get to know him and hear about his upcoming events.

1. Tell us about yourself.

Joining the team at Faithlife was a proud moment for me. I knew I was becoming part of a special team of people working to improve the way the Bible is studied around the world. My one-year anniversary was this past October, and my pride in this company has increased drastically since I started.

I’m a passionate Canadian who cares deeply about biblical literacy in my country of origin. I’ve lived in Canada my entire life. Canada is home. My wife, Julie, and I have been married for six years and have a joint mission in helping the Christian community in Canada to become even more relevant in our own lifetime. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed our lives and we know the power it has to transform communities. We know about Jesus from the Bible and because of the separation in millennia that separates us from the person of Jesus it is crucial that people are equipped with solid tools to help them go deeper in their study of Scripture than they ever dreamed was possible.

This is what Faithlife’s signature software, Logos Bible Software, is all about. It is a time machine that takes us back close to the time of Jesus so that his message can continue to transform the world. I’m excited when other people discover the true meaning of a particular verse or passage of Scripture for the first time. There is no greater feeling than to know what Jesus’ words really mean!

2. What gets you excited about our products?

As previously mentioned, we are separated from the time of Jesus by more than two millennia. In order to comprehend his message, we need good tools to help us uncover the meaning of Scripture in its original context.

Logos Bible Software is a well-stocked toolbox that provides the student of Scripture with what they need to peel through the multiple layers that separate us from the intricate details of what the Bible really says. From original-language tools, commentaries, background information, archaeological discoveries, maps, and fresh video content describing the Holy Land, there is really no better toolbox that one could own other than living at Oxford, Cambridge, Duke, or any other world-class university full time.

Simply put, Logos Bible Software brings the best of the best of biblical research and study into our own homes and for our convenience. Millions of hours of research and development (by hundreds of employees and sub-contractors) has made this possible.

3. What’s your favorite feature in the software?

My favourite feature in Logos Bible Software is still the fact that I can have thousands of commentaries, theological works, and original-language tools on my laptop wherever I am. My library goes with me. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a coffee shop, in an airplane, at home at my desk, or on vacation. I have a library that rivals many Bible colleges on my MacBook Pro! I still find this jaw-dropping.

I went to seminary and would spend hours in the library checking out commentaries, then would use commentaries to hold open other commentaries so that I could write down quotations. Not any more. I just highlight the section from Logos Bible Software that I want to include in my research and copy and paste it into my document, and the footnote is automatically produced for me! This is my favourite feature. I would purchase the software if this was all it did. But boy does it do a lot more than that!

4. What add-on product can you not live without?

This is a bit of shameless self-promotion, but I won’t be able to live without a copy of my own book, The Wrong Jesus. It’s in Pre-Pub right now, and I’m hoping it will become a Logos resource in the next year!

5. What is your market like? Who do you serve?

My market is Canada. Yes, that’s a big market. Canada is the second largest country in the world in land size (next to Russia), though our population is only one tenth the size of the US.

I present at conferences across the country and introduce Canadians to Faithlife and our signature product, Logos Bible Software. People often think that my target audience is pastors. Although pastors make up a significant segment of the Canadian Logos customer base, the majority of users are actually laypeople. We also have excellent relationships with a number of Canadian seminaries and Bible colleges.

6. What are some goals or plans you have for your market?

My number-one goal for the Canadian market this year is to present Logos at more conferences than ever before. We know that when we introduce people to the power of this software, they will understand what the hype is all about. I can remember when Starbucks first opened up in Nova Scotia where I live. People weren’t quite sure about it. Now, everyone knows about Starbucks and it has made a great impression on Canadian coffee drinkers. I’m totally convinced Logos Bible Software will do the same thing in the Canadian Christian market.

7. What are some upcoming events you’ll be at?

I’m excited to be presenting at the Apologetics Canada Conferences in both Vancouver and Toronto in March and April. I’m also really looking forward to returning to Saskatchewan to the Women’s Journey of Faith conference this Spring. Jodi Kozan (president and founder of WJOF) has created, in my opinion, the model for running a women’s conference in Canada. These are just a couple of the many conferences I will be presenting at this Spring.

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Learn more about Greg and his work on his website,, or get to know him on the forums!

Meet David De Mers: Faithlife’s Australian Representative

david-de-mers-australian-repDid you know that Faithlife reaches over 190 countries around the world? In the last year, we even hired a few people to help us out in some of those faraway areas. David De Mers is our sole authorized Faithlife representative in Australia, but he also serves some of the surrounding nations. We interviewed David so you could get to know him a little bit better, too.

1. Tell us about yourself.

I am married with five children ages 24, 21, 12, 5, and 3. I have lived in Australia for three years now, though my wife, Kim, was born and raised in Manly, New South Wales, Australia. I am a permanent resident visa holder. I hold a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a master’s degree from Bethel University/Seminary. Currently, I’m in my second year of doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle, NSW. I enjoy many things in life, but my love of God helps me better love my family, friends, and those just needing a helping hand.

2. What gets you excited about our products?

Faithlife products are designed to help all of us better understand, interpret, and live the Word of God as found in the Bible. All the Faithlife products are excellent, but the ones I find most practical and useful are the apps for my iPad and iPhone. I use the Noet, Faithlife Study Bible, Logos, and now the new Every Day Bible apps all on a daily basis. I find that the products we can use in a practical manner and on the go are the best.

3. What’s your favorite feature in the software?

I love everything about Logos. I have been a consistent user since 2008 when I first started my seminary studies. I could not have finished my master’s without it. My favorite features are the new contextual tools found in Logos 6. My master’s degree focused on biblical and theological cultural contextualization, so naturally I love these new features. Being able to access, view, and use the Cultural Concepts tool, the Ancient Literature tool, and the new Atlas tool helps me get a total view of the Bible’s contextual meaning.

4. What add-on product can you not live without?

My favorite add-on product is Noet’s Modern Philosophy Research Library that I added to my Logos collection. I love the new authors and content, and I find that the material complements my existing scholarly readings well.

david-de-mers-australian-rep-25. What is your market like? Who do you serve?

My market is all of Australia, and by default many parts of Oceania. I serve over 12,000 current Logos users in Australia, including church pastors, lay pastors, administrative personnel, and lay Christians of all types. I also serve a large academic sector here in Australia, and we are just beginning to make inroads into the huge private and public high-school market. I also serve the numerous Christian conference-goers here as well.

6. What are some goals or plans you have for your market?

I have ambitious goals for Australia in 2015. First, I’d like to offer consistent training classes at all the capital cities in Australia. Secondly, I plan to hold academic demos at more than 25 Bible colleges and seminaries in Australia and Oceania. This plan also calls for facilitating and presenting at about 15 conferences in the region. Lastly, as I mentioned before, I plan on targeting numerous private and public high schools, starting in Sydney and then moving beyond in order to ensure the schools have our Bible and language tools at their disposal.

7. What are some upcoming events you’ll be at?

For the first part of 2015, I have a heavy travel commitment to visit pastors in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea. Mixed in with those events, I have multiple training seminars in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Then on the schedule there are academic demos in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. It will be a busy first quarter here in Australia!

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Learn more about David on his website,, or get to know him on the forums!

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