Introducing Redeemer's Staff
Rev. Ben Pease, Senior Pastor
Pastor Ben became Redeemer’s senior pastor in July 2017, after serving on staff at Covenant churches in Springfield, MA, and New Brighton, MN. In June 2018 we celebrated Pastor Ben’s Ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He loves preaching the Word of God along with equipping teams and teaching centered on growth in Jesus Christ. Ben is excited about God’s next steps for the congregation. Ben and his wife, Christi, have three children.
Amy Long, Director of Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Amy has a B.A. in Christian Education and Biblical and Theological Studies. Plus she earned her Master’s Degree in Christian Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College. She served churches in Chicago and Minneapolis. Then she came to Redeemer after several years working with children and families in a range of cross-cultural settings. Amy is passionate about creatively helping children and students encounter Jesus and respond to his call to join the Kingdom.
Emily Menssen, Communications & Community Engagement Director
Emily has a B.A. in Photocommunications and recently graduated from North Park University and Seminary with a Master’s of Christian Formation and a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration. Emily is a longtime Covenanter and grew up at Brookdale Covenant Church but attended Redeemer for Confirmation. She is excited to be back at Redeemer and serving in a community she is passionate about. Emily’s husband, Tyler, is a Covenant pastor currently serving as the interim pastor at Dawson Covenant Church. Along with their dog, Milo, they split their time living in Dawson and the Twin Cities.
Krista Riedel, Office Administrator
Krista is excited to serve as Office Administrator at Redeemer! She has served in various churches as an office administrator and receptionist, and held various music positions such as piano accompanist, flutist, vocalist and handbell director for kids and adults. Krista studied at Concordia University-St. Paul for Handbell Performance. She and her husband, Darin, are members of Hennepin Ave UMC where she currently serves as Youth Handbell Director and Piano Accompanist for one of the kids’ choirs. She is very involved in singing with her church choir; ringing handbells with Bells of the Lakes, an auditioned community ensemble in Minneapolis; and performing as an active handbell soloist.