Introducing Redeemer's Staff
The Senior Pastor at Redeemer Covenant Church is Rev. Ben Pease. With a Covenant background, he has served churches in Springfield, MA, and New Brighton, MN, before becoming Redeemer’s pastor in July 2017. 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 and about God’s next steps for the congregation and in each of our individual lives. In June 2018 Redeemer celebrated Pastor Ben’s Ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Ben and his wife, Christi, have three children.
Rev. Seth Lindberg joined us as Associate Pastor of Worship & 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 is our Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministry, having joined Redeemer’s staff in January 2011. 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 and young people encounter Jesus and respond to his call to join the Kingdom of God.
Nathan Bird is the director of Redeemer’s choir and has served in two separate stints—2007-2008 and again from September 2015 to the present. Nathan holds a masters in voice performance from Denver University and has built a business in music. His music work includes concert production, voice teaching, and performances around the world. He is passionate about helping individuals and organizations thrive by realizing unmet potential. Nathan currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife and four children.
Remy Rodriguez is Redeemer’s Office Administrator and has several years of administrative experience with various organizations such as law firms and nonprofits. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, has lived in several states, and has traveled all over the country. Remy began an extensive Bible study in 2016 and was baptized in May 2017. She’s excited to work in a church, surrounded by other believers. Remy is interested in outdoor sports like rock climbing and snowboarding, health, wellness and also teaches yoga and a bungee fitness class. She holds a B.A. in environmental studies from Pace University (Pleasantville, NY), as well as a B.A. in environmental leadership from Naropa University (Boulder, CO).