Our Staff

  • 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.

  • ChrisTOPHER Dean

    Worship Director

    Chris has been a part of leading music at churches and college ministries for over 20 years, and has been at Redeemer since 2008.  He met his wife Rebecca through a campus ministry at the University of Utah where they both graduated before moving to Colorado in 2005.  He is also a singer/songwriter and works in association management.


    As Worship Director at Redeemer, Chris and the music team focus on leading gospel-oriented music as a means to worship each week.

  • Dan Frederick

    Student Ministries Director

    Dan is a graduate of Univ. of N. Colorado with his BA in English and minor in Spanish. He met Jedidah through Redeemer and both served on our music team, Dan on guitar and Jedidah on violin! Shortly after their wedding, they went to Africa with Peace Corps. Dan is a certified secondary teacher and currently serves as Mentor Specialist with Save Our Youth in Parker. Jedidah is the Director of Whiz Kids for Denver. 

  • amy mcCluskie

    children ministries 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.