Harvest Media Ministry
Jim Brumme has been part of Harvest Media Ministry since 1996. He joined HMM as a volunteer member of the board of directors in 1995 while serving as the Missions/Evangelism Pastor at Christ Community Church in Tucson, Arizona. Jim has served as a pastor in several churches for over 30 years. Jim is passionate about assisting Great Commission focused ministries communicate the Gospel in a media-savvy way. He has been blessed now for several years to represent HMM to the global mission community. He has three sons living in France, North Africa and Minnesota. The Brummes have been blessed with four vibrant grandchildren, Josiah, Joy, Nathanael and Abigail. For recreation, Jim is also quite involved in music, leading and coordinating the worship at Catalina Foothills Church in Tucson.
Brendan Mayer, a seasoned leader in digital communications, joins Harvest Media Ministry as Creative Director to lead our creative team in a new holistic approach to support ministries. For over a decade, Brendan has led digital strategy for nonprofits and educational institutions and, together with his wife, Sarah, co-founded a medical ministry in Mexico serving a rural community with medical, dental, and nutrition services and resources. Brendan received his BA in English and French from Westmont College and his MA in Management from University of Redlands. Brendan and Sarah love to travel with their three daughters, Grace, Noemi, and Abiela, and enjoy cross-country road trips as a family. Brendan looks forward to this new venture as an integral part of the team at Harvest Media Ministry where he gets to combine his experience in both ministry and communications for the best possible causes that further the Kingdom of God and make a positive impact on the world.
Technical Director, Co-Founder
In the late 80’s, Gary Roberts put together a simple video for a Wycliffe missionary couple working in Southern Mexico. He enjoyed the process so much that he decided to major in the field, receiving his B.A. in Video Production from Liberty University. Still, Gary felt God’s calling was for him to continue to help missionaries in the same way he helped the first couple. In the mid 90’s, Gary’s father took an interest in helping him realize his purpose and together they founded Harvest Media Ministry. So far in his mission, Gary has traveled to over 30 countries in 6 continents. On his free time, Gary likes to hike with his wife, Bernadette, and two kids, Abigail and Westley. He also loves reading techie magazines, rigging gear for tech equipment, and getting his hands on fixing anything that needs fixing.
Website Developer, Manager
Social Media Marketing, Manager
Samantha Byard joined Harvest Media Ministry as our Social Media Marketing Manager in 2018. She is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a scenic Canadian province located on the coast of the Atlantic. She moved to Arizona after finishing her bachelor’s degree to pursue a life with her husband, Durelle, who currently serves in the United States Air Force. Samantha has a passion for establishing and maintaining a strong digital presence for both herself and the brands she works with. She has a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and is currently working on her Master of Science in Digital Marketing and Advertising. Samantha has social media experience at all levels, in marketing agencies, nonprofit organizations and national corporations. Samantha feels that she has been blessed with the passion and expertise to flourish in digital marketing. She is excited to dedicate her gifts to glorify God through exemplifying the work and vision of our clients at Harvest Media Ministry. When she isn’t studying for her master’s or working on digital marketing projects, you can find Samantha planning her next vacation with her husband, online shopping or in line at Starbucks!
Sandi Haase started her career in accounting in 2004, when she began bookkeeping for her family’s printing business. The job grew into a passion for Sandi, so she decided to make it her profession. She received her Associates degree from Pima Community College in 2014. This same year, Sandi started bookkeeping at Harvest Media Ministry. Sandi loves working here because she gets to be a part of an important cause—helping ministries tell their stories. When Sandi isn’t busy being everyone’s go-to person at HMM, she spends her time with her husband, Jeremy, and two daughters, Lily and Rosabelle. Sandi loves to read and considers herself to be a huge nerd. She will confidently challenge anyone to a Star Trek or Lord of the Rings trivia contest. Any takers?
Brand Strategy and Design
Alia joins Harvest Media with a passion to bring Brand Strategy and Design to life in a way that creates lasting momentum for non-profits and ministries. She is a mama to two sweet toddlers and is married to her husband Matt. They all happily live in the Tucson desert and survive the summer heat with wimming and lots of ice cream. Alia desires to see purpose-driven work done that furthers the Kingdom, and is ecstatic to be joining an awesome team of other like-minded marketing and communications staff at Harvest!
Christina has been working for over 14 years in marketing with a proven track record of producing innovative thinking and getting the job done. Christina has an extensive background in traditional and digital advertising, with vast experience in project management, senior account management and resource management with a creative focus. Driven by the passion to do good work, combined with the strategic knowledge of the client and a passion for good creative, provides for a thorough, accurate and focused outcome for each and every project. Experienced in running mixed media campaigns of all sizes, working daily with clients to build their strategy, monitoring and maintaining complex budgets, and providing excellent service day in and day out. Christina lives in Waverly, Alabama with her husband Robby, and two children, Cache and Selah Grace. They can be found in their backyard running, playing, signing worship songs and chasing around their new chickens
Harvest Media Ministry was founded in 1996 as Video Ministries International. The vision of the founder, Ralph Roberts, was to bless mission organizations, missionaries and churches by producing videos with state of the art technology.
Since then, the ministry of HMM has expanded to include website development and management, a graphic arts department, and digital marketing and social media outreach.
As part of the vision and mission, each member of our team is a committed follower of Christ and a purpose-driven professional dedicated to serve faith-based ministries to tell their stories.