Introducing Redeemer's Staff

Tim Anderson, Interim Senior Pastor

Pastor Tim Anderson began his interim ministry at Redeemer Covenant Church on August 1, 2021. Before retiring in 2015, Pastor Tim served five Covenant congregations in the Midwest. In these years since retiring, he and his wife, Linda, have served three other congregations in an interim role. The Andersons are delighted to serve the Lord with the congregation at Redeemer!

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Director of Children, Youth & Families Ministry Amy Long

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.

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Communications Director Emily Menssen

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 an ordained Covenant pastor currently serving as interim pastor at Lake Union Covenant Church in South Haven, MN.

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Office Administrator Krista Riedel

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.

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Nathan Ausk, Contemporary Worship Service Leader

Nathan is excited to be the new contemporary worship leader at Redeemer, and we are excited to welcome him on staff. He is a vocal performance student at Concordia University in St. Paul. Nathan says he’s looking forward to being involved in worship and can’t wait to continue to be a part of this community! Redeemer is grateful for Nathan’s talent and leadership in our contemporary worship services.

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Victor Hernandez, Choir Director

Our sanctuary choir director at Redeemer is Victor Hernandez, who began his duties in Fall 2021. As some of you might remember, he sang in Redeemer’s choir as a part of the Choral Scholars program. Currently, Victor is finishing his last semester as a music education major at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. We are excited to have Victor be a part of this community and appreciate his musical leadership in our traditional worship services!

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