Welcome to Redemption Tempe

We are a local congregation seeking to embody the gospel in all of life in Tempe.

Location

Redemption Tempe
2150 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282


(480) 889-3631
tempe@redemptionaz.com



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Sunday Services

Join us on Sundays at 9:00a, 11:00a, and 5:00p. Redemption Kids' Ministry is provided for birth through sixth grade at the morning services and birth through 2nd grade at the 5pm service.

Leadership

Each Redemption Church congregation is led by a team of local elders and staff. The unified body of Redemption (all congregations) is overseen by a Leadership Team.

Andrea Wingate

R/KIDS 5PM Supervisor
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Andy Carrillo

Elder
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Caitlin Anderson

R/Women Director
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I grew up in Southern California and moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University.  I met my husband at Redemption Church, and we now have four energetic kids: Elliott, James, Josie, and Autumn.   We love Tempe, Sun Devil football, and Jesus! 

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Cary Landry

Facilities
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Christina Lombardo

Classroom Care Coordinator
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Craig St. John

Social Media Coordinator & Pastoral Resident
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Daniel Zehring

Director of Music & Liturgy
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Emma Tautolo

With Collective Food Coordinator & Ministry Resident
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Erik Averill

Free Farmers Market Coordinator & Pastoral Resident
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Erin Amsden

Worship Lead
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Erin Vucurevich

Foster Care & Adoption Mobilization Coordinator
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Greg Lindsay

Director of Operations & Communications
About Greg

I’ve lived in Arizona since I was 5, so I consider myself a native. I graduated from ASU in 2009 with a degree in Public Relations, and got to marry my best friend, Michelle, in 2013. I’ve been on staff in some capacity with Redemption since 2015, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute! I have a passion for helping people discover theirs God-given gifts and talents and getting connected to ways where they can use those to serve our church and city.

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Havalah Wood

R/KIDS Sunday Prep Team Coordinator
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Hudson Garcia

A/V Media Coordinator
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Jake Slebodnik

Student Ministries Director
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I came to Redemption as a student at ASU and spent the next 4 years interning and being steeped within the family of God.  While I grew up in church, it was not until I began to hear the gospel as an all-encompassing story that I came to love Jesus in college.  Yet though I grew up without knowing the love of Jesus, every Bible story and word from God came alive in me all at once.  God in love did not waste one bit of his word on my heart. This fuels my passion for teaching the word of God in our Jr. High and High school ministries.

I direct Redemption Bloom and Flourish, our Jr. High and High School ministries here at Redemption Tempe. I have a crazy passion for stories of every kind and have found the gospel to be the greatest story the world has ever known. Through the constant retelling of this story, God has blessed me with the privilege of communicating the good news of Jesus to the children of the body of Christ.

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Jamie Goss

R/KIDS Admin
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Jason Raber

Redemption Tempe Elder
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I married Kate in 2006 and it has been the best decision I have ever made. God has blessed us with 4 great kids, Micah (2008), Sammy (2010), MJ (2012) and Ruthie (2014). I was privileged to be raised in a Christian home and was taught early and often how great God is. God saved me when I was 9 and has been ever so slowly teaching me how good he is and how much I could mess everything up apart from Him. I have a passion for God’s church, Redemption Church being my favorite expression. I serve as an elder at the Tempe congregation and also work as controller in our Central Operations department. I love what God is doing in Arizona.

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Jen Hanson

R/KIDS Graphic Designer
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Jeremy Kiehne

Facilities Director
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Jim Mullins

Pastor of Theological & Vocational Formation
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I married Jenny in 2005 and our daughter, Elliana, was born in 2009. Imagine every cliche statement that people are supposed to say about their families, and that’s how I sincerely feel about Jenny and Elliana. After living in Turkey for three years, my family moved back to Arizona and began serving at Redemption in 2010.

My role at Redemption includes overseeing our classes, First Wednesdays, Surge Tables, vocational discipleship, and other initiatives that help equip the church to engage God’s world and grow in theological depth. 

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John Crawford

Director of Communities & Pastoral Resident
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Jon Cain

Worship Lead
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Katie Martin

Worship Lead
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Kiersten Traina

Director of Redemption Foster Care & Adoption
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Laura Zehring

Kids Connection Coordinator
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Megan Farina

R/KIDS Sunday Volunteer Supervisor
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Megan Lamy

Communications & Events Manager
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I am an Arizona native who was blessed to accept Christ into my life as a child and grow up in the church with a loving, Christian family. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Communication in 2002. The summer after I graduated college I went to visit a friend in North Carolina and ended up meeting my soon-to-be husband, Trevor (he went to the lesser known ASU of the East Coast). He sacrificially moved out to Arizona shortly after and we got married in 2004. While enjoying a fun career that I loved, I went back to Arizona State in 2007 and completed my MBA, with an emphasis in Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Starting in 2009 and in rapid succession, we welcomed our three energetic children (Evan, Sage, and Hope) with much joy into our family. Outside of loving God and my family dearly, I thoroughly enjoy playing sports, being outdoors, finding creative outlets, eating chocolate, and spending quality time with friends.

Both my husband and I are extremely grateful to have found Redemption Tempe (during the early stages of Praxis on Ash) and to still be a part of what God is doing in and through the people here. I am now honored and humbled to be able to apply my background education and experience in communication, marketing, branding, and public relations to Redemption Kids’ outreach towards families, kids, and volunteers.

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Melissa Stone

R/KIDS Special Needs Coordinator
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Mike Jones

R/Tempe Elder Candidate
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Riccardo Stewart

Lead Pastor of Redemption Tempe
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In 2007 I married Holly and we have been blessed to have two young boys, Noah and Eli.

I grew up in Southern California as a huge sports fan of the Raiders, Lakers and Dodgers. Growing up, my family attended services at Love and Faith Christian Center in South Central Los Angeles. My mother was a great example of a Christian; however, her example was not enough to draw me to Jesus at a young age.

It was through playing football that I had the opportunity to leave California to attend Arizona State University. While playing football at ASU, in my Senior year of College, God begin to work on my heart. For the first time I was able to understand and sense the weight of my sin, and the grace of God was an overwhelming relief and joy. I was led to saving faith through the ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I was pleased to know the saving faith of the Lord and his power to change me.

I received my BA in Elementary Education at Arizona State University and an MA in Global Urban Leadership from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA.

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Rochelle Geryol

Campus Coordinator
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Ryan Arneson

Campus & Families Pastor
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My wife Janet and I were married in March of 2002 and we have 4 beautiful children.

We both surrendered to Jesus during our time in college. After that, God put a burden on our hearts to preach the gospel to other students in college, and we spent about 13 years talking with students about Jesus on several college campuses.  In 2009, we felt God had placed us in Redemption Church so when they asked if I would consider becoming a Pastor and Elder, I was honored and accepted.  

It is a great honor and privilege to serve God and His Church.

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Susanne Gonzalez

R/KIDS Lead Sunday Supervisor
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I have been a part of Redemption since its early days on Ash, and have been helping out with our kiddos for about 7 years. I love seeing kids of all ages come to our church and experience the love and joy that following Jesus brings, and I’m so grateful to the parents who share them with us! My husband of 5 years and I lead a Redemption Community group in the Pepperwood neighborhood of Tempe, and we have a pleasantly plump rottweiler named Tesla.

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Tim Anderson

Counseling & Care Pastor
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I’ve been married to Sherry for nearly 40 years, raised 4 children and enjoy 11 grandchildren.

Raised in the church, I recommitted my life as a 19 year old finally beginning to understand the fullness of God and the Scriptures.

I love baseball, taking pictures and my motorcycle.

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Will Vucurevich

Mission Collectives and Communities Pastor
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I’ve been married to Erin for 6 years and we have 2 energetic boys, Will and Micah. I started with Redemption Tempe in January 2016 after working in the field of behavioral health/social work.

I love helping to equip people to impact our community through the power and wisdom of the gospel.

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On Being a Local Congregation of Redemption Church

REDEMPTION'S MULTI-CONGREGATIONAL STRUCTURE

Redemption church is multi-congregational in structure. This means that a central governing body provides structure, direction, and support for the ministry of each local congregation. Local congregations, like Redemption Tempe, are united and collaborative, but each has its own leadership and is free to contextualize its efforts. Click on the link below to learn more about the overall structure of Redemption.

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REDEMPTION'S BELIEFS AND PRACTICES

We are a non-denominational church with a Reformed view of salvation. We believe that all of life is all for Jesus. We have been saved by grace through faith, which is itself a gift. That gift empowers us to be a transformed people who embody His redemptive power and participate in the renewal of all things.

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REDEMPTION'S OUTWARD FOCUS

We are a sent people. As the church we are not called to turn inward and build our own kingdom. We are called to turn outward and give ourselves to the spread of the Gospel, the establishment of healthy local churches, and the multiplication of disciples. This is a call to invest beyond our church, beyond our tribe, and beyond our generation.

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Community and Global Initiatives

We strongly believe that all members of the body of Christ are sent people, called to proclaim and demonstrate the gospel to the world. Therefore our community and global efforts should never be limited to structured programs. However, in response to the needs in our community, and God's heart for the nations, we do build global partnerships and facilitate opportunities to participate in God's mission of blessing the nations in Christ.

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