Redeemer Redmond exists to connect individuals and families to God, one another, and to our community. Our goal is to worship the triune God, edify believers, disciple the nations, and serve our community. We hope to be the church for believers, seekers, and self professed skeptics alike.


OUR STORY


Birth

In 2004 when Redeemer Redmond was planted by Pastor Andre Lewis, Redmond was a suburb still finding its own identity. Old homes mixed with new and master planned developments were in the working stages. The tech industry was beginning to turn our little ‘burb into a hot property, and people were coming to the area from other cities, states, and countries. Andre and his wife Heidi brought their family to Redmond because they believed God was calling them to a great work in this beautiful and growing town. They saw beyond the symbols of affluence to the needs – the deeper longings that we all share, regardless of income bracket or address. And so Redeemer Redmond was born. “Redeemer” because that is what we all need. And that is what God, in Christ, does. God redeems broken people – He rescues, heals, and restores. Right here, in Redmond.

 

Growth

Initially started with only a handful of families meeting in the Lewis’ home, Redeemer grew as people’s lives were transformed by the message of God’s grace to broken people. On September 12th, 2010 Redeemer was officially recognized as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of America.


Transition

In October 2014, Pastor Andre and his family were called to Spokane to serve as the Director of the Youth for Christ Ministry. Around this same time, Redeemer moved out of the building we had rented for six years. Our church found itself without a building of its own. Most weeks we met at the Hyatt in downtown Redmond, occasionally gathering at other locations when necessary. Pastor Mike Kelly, Executive Director of the Pacific NW PCA church planting network served as our interim pastor. This was a time of stress and loss for our young congregation, and it was also a time of growing and coming together as God’s grace sustained Redeemer through it.


New Chapter

In September of 2015, Pastor Jason and Jenny Dorsey left the church they had served for 13 years in Indianapolis, IN (also named Redeemer) to lead Redeemer Redmond. And in March 2016 Redeemer moved to Redmond Middle School for our Sunday services. This location in the center of the Education Hill Community provides our church with stability and plenty of space to grow

In our church’s story we see God’s grace in our birth, growth, and even transitions. God’s grace in our past gives us courage to dream big for our future.

Redeemer Redmond is a community of grace that exists to transform people by the power of the gospel and through those people to transform Redmond and the communities of the east side.


Redeemer has a big dream for personal and social transformation because we believe the grace of Jesus Christ has the power to transform anyone and any place.


The grace of Jesus brings people into a secure relationship with God; through Him, we are beloved sons and daughters of God!. It also brings people together into a new spiritual family. In this spiritual family we are No longer divided from people by cultural, ethnic, or economic differences instead we are united by our identity as sons and daughters of God and by our shared love for Jesus Christ.


As the grace of Jesus transforms individuals it also impacts their families, communities, neighborhoods and even workplaces. Our vision is to see thousands of people so transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ that their families, neighborhoods, communities, and workplaces are also transformed by their presence in them.


For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:8-10.

For specifics of our 2017 vision, see our covenant renewal document HERE.

Redeemer’s big vision requires the mobilization of every person in our church! We have organized our ministries under this simple strategy: we GATHER for hospitality and worship, we GROW through community, and we GO in mission.


Here is the team of staff, church leaders, and volunteers who partner to carry out Redeemer’s mission.


Staff

 
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Jason Dorsey
 Lead Pastor
 

 
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Drew Konzelman
Worship Leader & Creative Director 

 

Elders & Deacons

Elder Team:

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Rich Ersek (on Sabbatical)

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Hans Stout

 

Dave Lane

Howie Donahoe

 

Erik Mohrmann

Deacon Team:

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Frank Huston

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Lee Crum


Hospitality Team

Connie Schneider - Director of Hospitality

Cheryl Lane: 1st Sunday Supper

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Leanne Konzelman – Greeter Coordinator

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Lisa Aaker: Sunday Refreshments

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Newcomer Outreach

 

Worship Team

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Ben Beezhold – Worship Team Lead

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Kristen Iverson – Worship Team Lead

Eric Gan – Audio/Visual

Drew Konzelman - Director of Worship


Sunday Logistics

Jim Gibbons – 1st Sunday Coordinator

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Reed Thorkildsen – 2nd Sunday Coordinator

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Frank Huston – 3rd Sunday Coordinator

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Danny Lam - Director of Sunday Logistics

Diana Land – Communion Coordinator

 

Next Generation Team

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Lee and Kristi Crum – Directors of Next Gen

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Megan Fields – Nursery Coordinator

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Linda Huston – Children’s Sunday School Coordinator

 

Community Group Team

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Dave and Cheryl Lane - Sammamish Community Group

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David and Destiney Noor - Redmond Community Group

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Adam and Brittany Troy - Kirkland/Bothel Community Group

Justin and Annie Corson - Kirkland Community Group

Danny and Kelly Lam - Sammamish Community Group

Redmond Ridge Community Group - Art and Marty Cosgrove

Stephen and Rebekah Krieger - Kent Community Group 

Jason and Jenny - Redmond Community Group

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Woodinville Community Group


Adult Discipleship Team

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Jenny Dorsey - Director of Adult Discipleship

Art Cosgrove - Coordinator of Adult Classes 

 

Mercy And Justice Team

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Marion Thorkildsen - Director of Mercy and Justice Ministry

 

Administrative Team

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 Sean Kelly - Newsletter

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Howie Donahoe – Director of Finance

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Brittany Troy – Bulletin Admin & Planning Center

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Rebekah Kreiger – Church Treasurer

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Scott Randall - Offering

John Sanford – Director of Administration