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Tim Suttle

Lead Pastor
Started on Staff — September 2002
Email: [email protected]
Suttles Tim is one of the founding pastors of Redemption Church. For the first 5 years he was the worship leader and co-pastor. In 2008 he was asked to assume the duties of lead pastor and primary teacher. This is actually the 3rd church plant Tim has been involved with (Lakeland Community Church/1996, Vintage Church/2003). Tim came to Redemption from the band Satellite Soul, which was signed to Ardent/Forefront records and toured all over the country, releasing 3 records nationally and recording 8 top ten songs. Now his passion is for the church and theology. When asked about his philosophy of ministry Tim replied, "I really hope that I can help Redemption become a place where people switch from following the dominant narratives of our culture to following the teachings of Jesus." Tim is an ordained minister in the Associated Ministerial Order. He has a BS in Life Science from Kansas State University, a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and he the author of the book, "A Break in the Clouds" (Wipf & Stock, 2011). He lives in Olathe with his wife Kristin and two boys, Nicholas and Lewis. Tim is a nerd who loves reading theology and church history for fun. His hobbies are reading, running, playing in bands, producing records, and watching NASCAR.

Here are few websites Tim frequents:





Scott Savage

Associate Pastor
Started on Staff — January 2009
Email: [email protected]
Scott Salvage Scott has been an Associate Pastor at Redemption since January 2009. His primary responsibilities are to assist in preaching and teaching as well as to oversee Road Crew (part of our Sunday morning set-up team) and Community Groups. He is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and has a BA from Point Loma Nazarene University in Bible and Christian Ministries as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. He was born and raised in Vista, CA and spent some time after college as a Youth Pastor in Eagle Rock, CA before moving to Kansas. He is married to Katie, who is a teacher and writer and currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas. They have a son named Miles, who was born in July 2009. Scott is passionate about the Story of God and wants to help put people on a path where they can begin to find themselves in it and know the transforming power of God's love and justice. He enjoys books, writing, coffee shops, movies, television, music, and sports. His "favorites" folder might include websites that sells books for cheap and



Chaim Carsten

Worship Leader
Started on Staff — January 2008
Chaim Carsten Chaim has been leading worship at Redemption Church since late in 2008. Chaim and his wife Jess come to us from Sherman, TX - where Chaim was on staff at a church doing worship and teaching. Before that Chaim toured and performed with the band SoulSoak. After a short time of playing in the band, Chaim was asked to come on staff as our worship leader when Tim accepted the lead pastor role. Chaim also serves as a valuable teacher and speaks on Sunday morning a handful of times each year. When asked about his duties as a worship leader Chaim said, "I feel like my job is to create space so that we can encounter God both personally and as a corporate body. We want to be the catalyst for worship, not the focus of worship. My task is to stay out of the way and try to usher our people to a place where they can pour out their hearts to God, and let God shape us and form us through worship." Chaim grew up in Kansas City and works full time as a carpenter, and part-time as our worship leader. He lives in Waldo with his wife, Jess, and his two kids – Brody and Kinsley. Chaim is a theology lover who loves to read and watch the Daily Show.



Mandy Hill

Director of Compassion Ministry
Started on Staff — January 2008
Email:  [email protected]
Mandy Hill Mandy Hill, our director of Compassion ministries, has been a long time member of Redemption Church. Mandy has served in many different areas of ministry, and has been instrumental in establishing Compassion and outreach ministries at Redemption Church. She has helped to forge partnerships with local ministries such at Mission Adelante, Hope Center,and Via de Esperanza. She joins us now in an official capacity as the director of this vital and growing area of our ministry. When asked about her philosophy of ministry she responded : "my hope is to help people find a path to join in the redemptive work God is doing in our community and in the world." Mandy Lives in Overland Park with her husband Bill and two above average children, Lucas and Sophia.


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Tracy Stewart

Director of Children's Ministry
Email: [email protected]
Tracy Stewart Tracy Stewart is the Director of Children's Ministry at Redemption where she leads a team of outstanding volunteer leaders who do ministry with kids. She earned her BS in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Human Growth and Development from Kansas State, and completed a Master's of Education from Mid America Nazarene. Tracy hopes the children of this community are inspired to experience and be formed by God's story. When asked about her philosophy of ministry she said, "I believe children come to us as gifts from God. They have an innate connection with God through their vulnerability and openness and their acceptance of mystery. My desire is to nurture their innate spiritual capacities, capture their imagination with the story of God, and help them learn and discover what it looks like to live in the way of Jesus." Tracy is married to Steve and they home school three great kids-Taylor, Fisher and Brooke. Together they enjoy the outdoors, traveling and playing games. Tracy loves reading, photography, and researching anything and everything in her spare time.

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Josh Madden

Student Ministry Coordinator
Started on Staff Fall 2012
Email: [email protected]

Websites most frequented include AmazonBibleGateway.comAllRecipesFacebookCommerce Bank.



Beth Price

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager
Started on staff May 2008
Email: [email protected]

Prices Beth has been our compassion ministry leader since 2008, and began the position of Administrative Assistant/Office Manager in March 2011. "I loved my time serving in our compassion ministry; not only to watch our church family draw closer to God through serving others, but for the change in my own heart towards the people of this world He's allowed us to be a part. Now God has presented an opportunity to serve in another capacity where I can use administrative and organizational skills He’s given me." Beth came to Redemption Church with her family in 2005, and has been involved in the church in many ways. She is currently serving on the Elder Board and leads a community group. Beth graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Administration. She lives in Olathe with her husband Marty and their three boys - Brad, Matthew and Sam. Her passions include sharing Jesus' love with people, watching tennis, and reading.

Her “favorites” folder includes the website for the most recent tennis match,, and




Redemption church is led through the partnership of pastoral staff, church staff and the elders. These three groups work together to discern God’s leading for our church and then to plan and execute toward that leading. The elders have final say over staffing, financial, and spiritual leadership issues. We attempt to do everything by consensus and generally abide by the admonition from scripture: “be subject to one another.” We do everything out in the open and anyone can see our budget/financial records at any time. Our current elders are Jodi Bertram, Bill Hill, Tyler Pittenger, Beth Price, Scott Robinette, Jim Schmidt, Tim Suttle and Larry Woulfe.