Steven Reese - Senior Pastor
Steve is the founding and senior pastor of Redeemer. Steve moved to Denver along with his wife, Julie, in 1995 from Jacksonville, Florida. They have three children, Lizzie, Kat, and Chris. Steve graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO with his M.Div and more recently he completed his Doctor of Ministry in 2014 from Covenant. Before planting Redeemer, Steve served as a youth pastor for 11 years in churches in South Carolina, Kansas, and Florida. Steve is a devoted Cardinals baseball fan, attending a number of Rockies games on days off during the summer. Steve enjoys studying jazz guitar while seeking to “expand” his family’s musical vocabulary.
Amy McCluskie - Children's Director
Amy grew up in Denver and went to school at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She graduated with her BA in Education with her license in K-6 teaching. She taught for 10 years in elementary school before staying home to raise her children. In 2010, Amy married Derek McCluskie and now they have 3 children: Weston (5), Tanner (3), and Piper (18 mos). Before marrying, Amy served on staff with Campus Crusade for 3 years. She ministered to college students in Durango, Mexico and Boulder, CO. She’s an amazing lady, gifted by the Lord specifically for children’s ministry. Amy has a passion for children and the parents who raise them.
Christopher Dean - Worship Director
I believe God has given us the gift of music and song as way to express our praise, our laments, our worries and our prayers. The power of music- the way we sing along, clap along, dance along and are genuinely moved by it- is evidence that it is among the most powerful method of communication. This is why music is important to the Church and at Redeemer. As the Worship Leader on Sunday morning, it is my goal for everyone to connect with the Lord through music and singing, so that we may learn to communicate better with Him in our daily lives.
Casey & Katie Higgins - Student Ministry Coordinators
Casey & Katie Higgins are Redeemer's father/daughter team who lead the Thrive Student Ministry. Casey has an extensive Young Life background and has served in summer missions for World Harvest Mission in Ireland. Katie coordinates, organizes, and communicates for Thrive while also spending time with the girls in the ministry. Katie has also recently served a summer missionary internship for Serge.
Nate & Nicole Higgins - Young Adults
Nate is a graduate of Grove City College with a B.S. in Physics & Computer Science. Having grown up in Parker, he's familiar with Denver and the challenges young adults face. Nate coordinates ongoing meetings, dinners, and events for the Young Adults ministry. Nate has grown up in Redeemer and has served in a variety of leadership roles.
Nicole grew up in sunny West Palm Beach Florida and attended Atlantic University. After earning her BA in Organizational Communication, she went to work for the Palm Beach Post. Nicole served as Media Coordinator Team Lead before moving to Colorado and taking a similar position with an entertainment company. She is one of five sisters! Nicole loves Colorado, hiking, and hanging out with friends.
Linda White - Christian Life Coach
My amazing husband and I moved from the metro New York area to Colorado almost 40 years ago and we love the amazing life God has given us — the ups and the downs, together they have brought us deeper joy in Him. Our two amazing children are married to amazing spouses and we are blessed with amazing grandchildren.
I’m formalizing what have been my ministries with certification through Christian Coaches Network and International Coach Federation. These certifications will be a public and formal acknowledgement of what I have already been doing for more than twenty years.