WHO WE ARE


Whether you're just starting your search for God or you desire to keep growing in your faith, we are delighted you have decided to come visit us! We trust you will find a warm and welcoming community here, eager to get to know you and assist you on your journey with God.


MEET OUR STAFF

  • Fun Facts: Grew up in Akron, Ohio; was an amateur boxer and drove in the county fair's demolition derby

    Favorite Foods: Chinese, Chick-Fil-A, pizza

    Favorite Authors: Tim Keller, John Ortberg, Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Favorite Artists: Monet, Picasso...just kidding.  I love 80s one-hit wonders, Journey, U2

    Hobbies/Interests:  bicycling, nature walks, Hebrew/OT studies, and I watch the 1st round of the NFL draft every year after memorizing all of the top prospects

    Family: Married to Desiree (1996) and we have three beautiful children-Josiah, Micah & Jordan Grace

    Learner: BA in Secondary Ed. from University of Akron, MAR at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and graduate studies in Hebrew and Akkadian at The Ohio State University

  • Fun Facts: I am one of those baseball fans that keeps a score card for every game I go to...

    Favorite Foods: Chicken Wings, Chick-Fil-A, Mexican

    Favorite Author: Tim Keller, David Platt, Barnabas Piper

    Favorite Artists: Anberlin, Ben Rector, Imagine Dragons

    Hobbies/Interests: I am what you call a coffee connoisseur. I make it manually at home and someday hope to own a coffee shop.

    Pet Peeves: Bad coffee

    Family: My awesome wife Cora and I have been married for over a year and we love living life together with our dog Lady!

    Learner: Currently pursuing a Master of Arts and Theological Studies degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Have a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin- Whitewater.

  • Fun Facts: When I think about numbers, I see them in colors. I don't like odd numbers because the colors are ugly.   

    Favorite Foods: chocolate ice cream, Cheesecake Factory Godiva chocolate cheesecake.

    Favorite Authors: James Herriot, Jane Austen, Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Hobbies/Interests: hiking, reading, oil painting

    Family: I met my husband, Eric, at Redeemer.  We've been married almost ten years and have three sweet and spunky little girls - Ellie (7), Emma (4), and Evelyn (6 months).  We never intended to all have "E" names, but after we fell in love with the name Ellie for our first daughter, we didn't want anyone to feel left out!  

  • Fun Facts:  I have ten toes

    Favorite Foods: Is this a trick question?

    Favorite Authors:  Judy Blume, Soon-Chan Rah, Billy Graham, Patricia Polacco, Henri Nouwen, Greg Ogden, Eric Carle, Sandra Van Opstal and C.S. Lewis

    Favorite Artists: At this exact moment:  Garrels, Hillsong, Hanson, KB, Holcomb, Jackson, Sufjan and Carpenter (as in Karen Carpenter)

    Family: They all live in Illinois, a place I lovingly refer to as the motherland

    Learner:  B.S. in Elementary Education - Carroll University  (YAS PIOS)

  • Fun Facts:  At 15, my family moved from Illinois to serve on staff at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. I also enjoyed working for 5 years.

    Favorite Foods:  pizza, brownies, my turkey tetrazzini

    Favorite Beverage:  Coke Zero

    Favorite Artists:  Chris Tomlin, MercyMe

    Hobbies/Interests:  camping, time with family, friends and supporting my husband Mike's triathlon habit

    Family:  I met Mike later in life and we married in June 2008. This has been the best time of my life! He (we) has two adult children and we are totally smitten with our little dog Lita.