We are officially open for business, and we couldn’t be more excited! We’re both ready to take the next step in our professional lives and branch out by turning our hobbies into productivity. Our hope is that we impact the lives of our customers even in the slightest way so that they may come to know Jesus as they get to know us and our products.
I’m sure most of you are wondering how or why we got started with the name Neer the Creek. We really just wanted a name that reflected both of the places where our hearts grew to know Jesus more and where we began to love each other in the process. “Neer” represents Katie as an App State Mountaineer and her four years in the little mountain town of Boone. “The Creek” speaks for Andrew and his home away from home, or Buies Creek, where he attended Campbell University. Our long-distance relationship was a test like no other, but we both became independent individuals and a stronger couple as a result.
Neer the Creek was a dream that seemed unlikely to become a reality until all of the supportive people in our lives started to encourage us. We are so lucky to be surrounded by loving family members and a community of friends. They believed in making this passion happen, so we believed in making it happen. And here we are!
As a small business based on faith, Neer the Creek promises to embody Colossians 3:23 that says, “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” We want our products to reflect our values. We want each handmade product to mean something more than just words or brushstrokes on paper. We don’t want Neer the Creek to be just another brand that people buy and forget on a shelf or in a closet; instead, we want Neer the Creek to be a brand that continues to remind our customers that as Christians, we work and serve for a purpose that is greater than ourselves. We must carry out God’s plan for us with a passion for him and a desire to spread the word of Christ across the globe.
We are willing and ready to work as hard as we can to fulfill every order, every request and every desire of our customers while following God’s plan for us. We are thrilled to start this endeavor together, and we can’t wait for you to join us along the journey. We invite you to pray with us and for us. Thanks for supporting our passion and for reading about our little business in the making!