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 6:00p. Redemption Kids' Ministry is provided for birth through sixth grade at the morning services.

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 Supervisor
About Andrea

I am a child of God, a wife to John, and a mom to Stormy, Chloe and Riley. I work in children’s ministry supervising the 5pm service and working in kids connection.

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Andy Carrillo

R/Tempe Elder
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Autumn Matney

R/Tempe Graphic Designer
About Autumn

Redemption Tempe has been my home since about 2010. I joined a Redemption community while I attended ASU, and the friendships and community I was blessed with played a big role in my coming to know and trust Jesus. I now have the privilege to work for R/Tempe as a graphic designer on the communications team. My projects range from making chalkboard signs for the R/Kids area to helping design journals alongside the pastors and other leadership. My husband Drew and I have two children, and we enjoy hosting a Redemption community each week as well as serving in R/Kids.

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Cary Landry

Facilities
About Cary

My wife and I were part of the original start up group for East Valley Bible Church. I started working for EVBC as Director of Facilities & Maintenance in 2005. Went to work for RC- Tempe, reporting to Jeremy Kiehne in 2016.

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Daniel Zehring

Pastor of Worship Arts and R/Kids
About Daniel

Daniel is the Pastor of Worship Arts and R/Kids for Redemption Tempe. He is married and works with his wonderful wife, Laura. He is thrilled to be Dad to Eleanor, Welsey, and Hazel. As a Phoenix native, he has been planted in Tempe since he attended ASU. Daniel has a long, ongoing list of current and former hobbies including hacky-sack, juggling, unicycle riding, Moped crashing, balancing ladders on his face, lawn care, skateboarding, reading, and cornhole tossing

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Deana Rogers

Co-Director of R/Women
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Erin Amsden

Worship Lead
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Havalah Wood

R/KIDS Sunday Prep Team Coordinator
About Havalah

I moved to Tempe 8 years ago from paradise (literally, New Zealand) and fell in love with the desert. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and am mama to Ezra and Joelle. Several friends affectionately call me a grandma because of my hobby choices (crocheting, sewing, baking, etc.). For the past 2 years I have led the R/Kids Sunday prep team; coordinating the craft, activity and curriculum supplies used in our classrooms on Sunday.

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Jackie Bolitho

R/Kids Admin
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Jake Slebodnik

Student Ministries Pastor
About Jake

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/Tempe Admin
About Jamie

I started attending Redemption Church in 2007, and it was through this community that I met my husband Grant. We have two beautiful boys: Finlay who is here with us, and Royce Quill who is in heaven. Prior to becoming a mom I was a software project manager, and now I love using my planning and organizing skills for the church. I enjoy craft beer, reading as much a mom can, and being outside with my son and husband.

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Jason Raber

Redemption Tempe Elder
About Jason

I have had the privilege of being here at Redemption Tempe since day one. It has been an honor to see how God has moved over the years and I am constantly excited and expectant for what he will do next. A long the way God has blessed me with a great wife (Kate) and four kids (Micah, Sammy, MJ, and Ruthie).

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Jen Hanson

R/Tempe Graphic Designer
About Jen

Mrs. to my Love. Mama to three boys. Artist, actress, lover of books, coffee, coffee, camping, and creativity.

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Jim Mullins

Co-Lead Pastor
About Jim

Jim Mullins is the pastor of theological and vocational formation for Redemption Tempe and is on the leadership team for the Surge Network. He has worked as a pastor, entrepreneur, nonprofit leader, and a basketball scout in Turkey. He’s married to Jenny, and has an eight-year old daughter named Elliana. They spend their time watching basketball, cooking Middle Eastern food, and being completely ineffective gardeners.

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John Crawford

Communities Pastor
About John

I was born and raised in Phoenix, grew up in Scottsdale, became a Christian when I was 22, got married to my beautiful wife Maryke in 2009, have 2 amazing boys named Wyatt and Jonah, been a hairdresser for 14 years, love being bi-vocational, received my undergraduate degree from Arizona Christian University, currently in my Junior year of seminary at the Missional Training Center, enjoy food, reading, basketball, ping pong, and sneakers.

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Jon Cain

Worship Lead
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Josh Butler

Co-Lead Pastor
About Josh

Josh enjoys helping people who wrestle with tough topics of the Christian faith, and is author of the books The Skeletons in God’s Closet and The Pursuing GodHe’s worked internationally in 7 different countries, been beat up by a billy goat, and run over by a Volkswagen van. Josh’s wife Holly, daughter Aiden, and sons James and Jacob enjoy spending time with friends over great meals, and exploring the scenic beauty of the Southwest.

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Katie Cain

Worship Lead
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Ken Dickinson

R/Tempe Facilities Director
About Ken

I’ve had the blessing of being able to work at several different Redemption Church congregations in the facilities department. I started working full time at R/Tempe in October of 2019. My employment journey with Redemption Church started in July of 2012. When I was 7 years old, in a Sunday School classroom, my relationship with Christ began. However, I lacked a consistent church community and solid theology. This resulted in me being a cultural Christian for most of my life. God used family illness and work hardships to soften my heart. I started attending East Valley Bible Church in 2011. There I found the community and discipleship I desperately needed to help transform my life for Christ. I am the facilities director at R/Tempe. I manage the maintenance and care of the church property, the cleaning of the property, event set ups/tear downs and a few other hats. It is such a joy to have the privilege of being able to shape and sustain the place where God’s people gather to intimately interact with Him.

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Laura Zehring

Kids Connection Coordinator
About Laura

I grew up in Chandler, AZ and went to ASU where I studied interior design. My husband and I also met while attending ASU, so Tempe felt like the natural place for us to settle in and raise our family, which now includes 3 great kids. I remember accepting Jesus as a kid after my Sunday School teacher presented the Gospel message in class one morning. Now years later and just a few miles down the road from that experience, I get to be part of a team that fosters that same opportunity for the kids at Redemption Tempe. I love this community of believers and have grown in countless ways here over the years. As Kids Connection Coordinator I want to make it the best place possible for our kids to hear, see and know the truth of the Gospel.

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Liv Pratt

R/Kids Supervisor
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Lori Greene

Campus Coordinator & Co-Director of R/Women
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Mark King

Base Camp (5th & 6th Grade) Leader
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Megan Farina

R/KIDS Lead Supervisor
About Megan

I was raised in Arizona and graduated from Arizona State University. I live in Tempe with my husband Frank and our three kids.

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Melissa Stone

R/KIDS Special Needs Coordinator
About Melissa

A true native of Arizona, I returned to the valley in 2012 from North Carolina with my husband, Daniel, after finding out our 2nd child’s medical needs were not going away. God blessed us with two more children to round out a big and messy family of six. I previously graduated from The Master’s College with a degree in Biblical Exposition, but have found my current role as a stay at home mom, spreading the gospel through the special needs community of doctors, therapists and other families. Oh how unexpected and beautiful life is turning out to be as we raise a family that is not typical.

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Mike Jones

R/Tempe Elder
About Mike

Mike is a 30 year veteran of industry. His experience and skill-set include leadership and administration, corporate development and acquisition, systems analysis and development. Uniquely, recently he served as Pastor of Morristown Christian Fellowship Church in Morristown, Arizona for 8 years. He has a passion to teach. Mike holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Glenville State College and a Master of Divinity degree with a Concentration in Biblical Studies from Gateway Seminary.

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Ryan Arneson

Executive Pastor of Campus, Students & Families
About Ryan

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 Director
About Susanne

Redemption has been my home since its early days on Ash, and have been able to serve in R/Kids both as a volunteer and staff member for over 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 and I have a rottweiler mix pup named Tesla, and we make a pretty awesome trivia team. And sometimes, I make soap.

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Tim Anderson

Counseling & Care Pastor
About Tim

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

Pastor of Local & Global Mission
About Will

I’ve been married to Erin since 2009 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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Warren Williams

Pastor of Communication & Hospitality
About Warren

I have loved our Church and the city of Tempe since moving here from the Bronx, NY five years ago. I went to college at SUNY Albany  where after graduating I became a believer. I moved to Phoenix in 2014 and have began to attend Redemption Tempe in 2015 where I also met my wife to be Jordan. I have served as a Pastoral Resident and a Deacon at R/Tempe and today I oversee Church Communications and our Sunday Service Volunteer Teams.

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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.