Get to know our leadership team
Gary serves as the lead pastor of Redemption. He is an alumnus of Penn State and Princeton Theological Seminary. Together Gary and Susan lead one of our house churches. The Alloways are passionate about seeing the healing love of Christ come to the lost, the broken, and ordinary sinners like you and me. They are also passionate about indie rock, startup businesses, community ventures, and their two children, August & Rosey.
Daniel serves as the Director of Arts for Redemption, passionately developing the church’s liturgy and artistic expressions of worship. Daniel and Jessica are both very active in the local community, curating art and music at the local coffee shop amongst many other things. You can find Jessica’s beautiful artwork all over town as she has done work for many local businesses and galleries. If you look closely, you may also spot Daniel shooting hoops at the local park and Jess tending to her thriving garden.
Forrest serves as an elder with Redemption and co-leads one of our house churches with Johanna. The Kemmerers are passionate about hospitality – running a community house and feeding everyone who enters their home. They are also passionate about social justice as Forrest is executive director of The Way Home (a homeless housing nonprofit) and Johanna has previously served as an overseas missionary. On any given day, you can find them chasing after their twin boys, Benedict and Theodore, and daughter Aletheia.
Matt and Marjorie Mott serve as Co-Directors of Discipleship for Redemption in addition to leading one of our house churches. Together, the Motts help develop the larger vision of discipleship and mission in Bristol. The Motts are passionate about church planting, family and friends, embodied spirituality (Marjorie), strategy games (Matt), and their baby coming summer 2017.