Take a peek behind the scenes.

Cre­ative Min­istries is a small team work­ing in the heart of The Sal­va­tion Army’s Ter­ri­to­r­ial Head­quar­ters in Welling­ton. Each mem­ber of the depart­ment brings their own excit­ing blend of strengths, and as a team our ser­vice cov­ers a wide range cre­ative areas. We’re excited to be serv­ing the Ter­ri­tory in our pro­fes­sional capac­ity, but more than that, we are look­ing towards the future of the cre­ative arts in The Sal­va­tion Army with excite­ment and a pio­neer­ing spirit.

Jim Downey

Ter­ri­to­r­ial Direc­tor of Cre­ative Ministries

Jim is the boss and makes things hap­pen on time and to bud­get. He heads up the team with a Degree in Busi­ness Man­age­ment, as well as a pas­sion for music (par­tic­u­larly brass) and the use of the cre­ative arts in the church.

Chris Cope

Pro­duc­tion Man­ager — Producer

Chris has been with the Cre­ative Min­istries Team since 2009, after com­plet­ing a Diploma in Dig­i­tal Media. Chris brings a wealth of knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in the area of pro­duc­tion and is pas­sion­ate about pro­duc­ing qual­ity media and stun­ning events.

Kris Singh

Cre­ative Resource Developer

Kris joined Cre­ative Min­istries team in late 2014, bring­ing with him a Degree in Media Stud­ies and Soci­ol­ogy, as well as expe­ri­ence as a wor­ship leader, musi­cian, writer and pro­ducer. He is pas­sion­ate about advanc­ing the cause of cre­ativ­ity in The Sal­va­tion Army and see­ing peo­ple dis­cover their God-​given cre­ative potential.

Jes­sica Keane

Media Pro­ducer

Jes­sica joined the Cre­ative Min­istries team in late 2016. With a Bach­e­lor of Media Arts, Jes­sica brings with her an exper­tise (and appre­ci­a­tion) of all things film, pho­tog­ra­phy and fine arts.

Maree Downey


Maree is Cre­ative Min­istries’ admin­is­tra­tor — she ensures that the invoices are paid, resources are booked and many of the prac­ti­cal day to day aspects of run­ning the depart­ment are met. Maree is also the Musi­cal Direc­tor of Spir­it­song, the National Choir of The Sal­va­tion Army