Our Staff

  • Ryan ArkEma


    I am broken, saved and grateful. The Grace of the LORD, which I don’t deserve, is the driving force behind all I do. I have been a Christian all my life and am grateful for the faithfulness the LORD has shown me.

    I am a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and have pastored churches in the upper Midwest and West and the South. I am blessed to be the Pastor of Redeemer Parker and look forward to the journey that lies before us.

    I have been married to Heidi since 1997.  She is the love of my life and am blessed to have her as a friend and partner.  We have four children, Max, Dexter, Jadon and Marybeth.

    I used to play sports but now I just yell at the television pretending I can do better.  My wife says that if Denver, CO had a professional thumb wrestling team I would have the t-shirt.  She is correct.  Since they don’t, I own the t-shirt for the teams they do have.

    We look forward to the next part of God’s story for us and the people of Redeemer. 

  • 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.

  • Cindy Zimmermann

    children's Ministry director

    Cindy Kay Zimmermann is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a loving wife and mother, a retired teacher, and author. She has been married to her husband, Steve, for 28 years. They have one son, Patrick, who is in heaven. Cindy has worked with children on short-term mission trips to Haiti (twice) and Ethiopia.

    Cindy earned her teaching credentials at the University of Denver and her Master’s in Education from CU Boulder. She taught in public schools for 24 years and loves teaching the children at Redeemer about Jesus.

    Cindy is co-author of Home Runs for Heaven, A Story of God’s Faithfulness.

Our Leadership

The PCA is a Presbyterian denomination in that we have a representative form of church government. A local church is governed by a “Session” comprised of ruling elders (i.e., “presbyters”) elected by the members of the congregation as well as all teaching elders (pastors). Deacons are called to minister to the needs of the congregation and exercise a ministry of sympathy and service.

    • Ryan Arkema (Moderator)
    • Casey Higgins
    • Chuck Schumacher (Clerk)
    • Jim Mattson
    • Tim Keslar
    • Michael Krueger
    • Doug Abrell