Redeemer is led by a team of people who have different roles and passions.
Some are paid by the church, some are unpaid. All love Jesus.
Vision, Leading, Preaching
I’m Rob. My wife Kati and I planted Redeemer in 2007 after helping plant churches in Seattle, WA and Boston, MA. I earned an MDiv from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Great experience that I still benefit from...and pay for ;) I have one wife, four kids, and get to serve an incredible church. I might be the "luckiest" man on earth. One fun fact: I love trail running, but my knees hate it. One Depressing fact: The only place in the Bible my name shows up is as a sin. Bummer.
I’m Ethan. I grew up in Whatcom County and have lived in the area my whole life and I love it! I have been a part of Redeemer Church even before the first official service in 2007. I was the first non-staff elder/pastor installed in the church and I still love serving and being a part of this community. I love sports and enjoy quality time with family and friends. I have been married to my beautiful wife Kelli since 2005 and we also have three wonderful children - Lucy, Madeline and Kenesa.
Gospel Communities, Assimilation, & Sunday Experience
I'm Pete. I got connected to Redeemer in 2010 when I was at WWU. I was a full-time Resident at Redeemer for a few years leading our college mission. Now I get to be a pastor at the church I love. My wife Rachel and I got Married in October of 2016. In my free time I like playing basketball, baseball, softball...pretty much any sport. Ice cream used to be a weakness of mine, but now it is a strength. Come introduce yourself on Sunday.
I’m Kati. I have had the privilege of attending and serving Redeemer as a volunteer and now on staff since it was planted by Rob, my husband, in 2007. I love seeing people - specifically kids and families - experience the Gospel and get to use their gifts to serve God and the church. Rob and I have 4 amazing kids! On Monday and Thursday nights I hang out at Phillips 66 playing soccer - it is so much fun.
Facility, Operations, Congregational Care, Alderwood Elementary
I’m Dane. I am known around Redeemer as a social guy who is connected to everyone. I truly enjoy people and their stories. My wife Jahnel and I have three beautiful daughters. They are as social as we are. Our daughters love when people come over for dinner so they can show them their toys. I love to read, watch sports, play fantasy baseball, read…and, oh yeah, did I mention I love to read.
Church Planting Resident, Redeemer Students
I’m Ben. I am a New Yorker at heart but I love being at Redeemer. I moved here for the church planting residency program, but am excited about the extra opportunities God is giving me here to be involved in Redeemer Students. In my free time I enjoy going to concerts, playing basketball, and getting halfway through a good book.
I'm Vanessa. I moved to Bellingham and became a part of the Redeemer family in 2009. My husband Chris and I met at Redeemer and got married in 2014. I'm a former fitness instructor and Athletic Trainer. Now I spend my days caring for our son Thomas. I enjoy watching sports, cooking, working out and eating, especially cheese.
I'm Anna. I moved to Bellingham to attend WWU in 2006, and have been serving as a deaconess at Redeemer since 2013. I met my husband, Brandon, by mooching a guest meal off of him on a sunny day at the Viking Commons. I really geek out on backpacking, rock climbing, disassembling electronics, and giving organization to just about anything (especially puzzles).
I'm Brandon. I've been slowly moving north my whole life until I got to Bellingham, where met my wife Anna and stuck. I'm into words, music, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Numbers are my least favorite, so I count on other people to help me with those.
I'm Chris. I started going to Redeemer shortly after I moved to Bellingham in 2012 to work at Faithlife as a software developer. I met my wife Vanessa at Redeemer where we eventually were married in November 2014. I enjoy serving our church family, music, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.