Introducing Redeemer's Staff
Rev. Ben Pease currently serves as our interim senior pastor. A Covenant pastor, he has served churches in Springfield, MA, and New Brighton, MN. Ben loves preaching the Word of God, leading and equipping teams, and teaching centered on growth in Jesus Christ. He is excited about the opportunity to lead and serve at Redeemer during this time of transition, and about God’s next steps for the congregation and in each of our individual lives. Ben and his wife, Christi, have three school-aged children.
Rev. Seth Lindberg joined us as Associate Pastor of Worship and Outreach in June 2009. He holds a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Bethel University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from North Park Theological Seminary. In addition, he has several years of experience as a worship leader, having served churches in Illinois, Colorado and California. In his role as worship leader, he enjoys creating an atmosphere that allows people to connect with God through music. As our pastor of outreach, Seth loves helping people take their faith beyond knowledge of God and into an active experience of following his lead.
Amy Long began her ministry at Redeemer in January 2011 as Director of Children and Family Ministry. Amy earned her B.A. in Christian Education and Biblical and Theological Studies and her Master’s Degree in Christian Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College. Amy has served churches in Chicago and Minneapolis and comes to Redeemer with several years of experience working with children and families in a range of cross-cultural settings, including both churches and nonprofits. Amy is passionate about finding creative ways to help children encounter Jesus and respond to his call to join the Kingdom of God.
Sarah Radden is thrilled to have joined the team at Redeemer Covenant Church as interim youth director! She is passionate about students and families and what it looks like to inspire them toward Jesus. Sarah graduated with a degree in Ministry from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She says, “I enjoy glitter, coffee and getting to know people’s stories.” She currently lives in New Brighton and loves the Twin Cites area.
Nathan Bird comes to the Office Administrator role at Redeemer after having built a business in music for the past six years. His music work includes concert production, voice teaching, and performances around the world. He has served as the choir director of Redeemer as well, in two separate stints 2007-2008 and again from September 2015 to the present. He holds a masters in voice performance from Denver University. He is passionate about helping individuals and organizations thrive by realizing unmet potential. Nathan currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife and four children.