Meet the Team

Our pastors love the Lord, the Word of God, and the community in and around Redeemer Church.

Meet the Team

Our pastors love the Lord, the Word of God, and the community in and around Redeemer Church.​

OUR PASTORAL TEAM

ERIC HUGHES

Lead Pastor

Eric has been a pastor at Redeemer Church since 1997 and has served as the Lead Pastor since 2009. Eric is responsible for preaching and vision and oversees the pastoral team at Redeemer Church. Eric and his wife Marie have lived in Chesapeake for over 30 years and have four adult children. Eric also serves as a Chaplain for Chesapeake Police Department and volunteers serving our community and the CPD. Eric is a voracious reader and in his free time, he enjoys the beach, fishing, surfing, and date nights with Marie.

Alex Brodine

ALEX BRODINE

Pastor for Care & Counseling

Alex has been on staff as a pastor since May 2012. His responsibilities include oversight of pastoral care and counseling. Alex also oversees our membership process as well as our Global Missions team. Alex and his wife Beth have five children and live in Virginia Beach. In his free time, Alex enjoys reading, following soccer & football, going for walks, biking, canoeing, and going to the beach with his family.

STEPHEN SEYBOLD

Pastor for Community & Worship

Stephen has served as a pastor at Redeemer since January 2021. Stephen oversees community groups and music & production. Prior to serving as a pastor at Redeemer, he served as a pastor in Washington. Stephen and his wife Sylvia have five boys and live in Chesapeake. In his free time Stephen enjoys spending time with his family, music, coffee, and sports.

GREG DIETRICH

Pastor for Administration

Greg serves as pastor at Redeemer doing a variety of things—including overseeing the staff, communication, and finances. Greg was born in Saginaw, MI, grew up in Traverse City, MI but has resided a number of years in Philadelphia, Northeast Wisconsin, and Chesapeake. Greg is a bi-vocational pastor and owns Grace at Work, a web development agency. Michelle and Greg reside in Great Bridge with their daughter Scarlette. In his free time you can find Greg taking walks with his family around the neighborhood, spending time with his wife, enjoying his man-cave, and cheering for sports teams from Detroit & Philly.

BARRY HERMAN

Pastor for Prayer

Barry serves as a bi-vocational pastor overseeing our prayer ministry. Barry was born and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, he moved to Virginia Beach in 1987 joining our newly formed church. As a bi-vocational pastor he operates a dental practice in the Kempsville area. Barry and his wife Mary Hayes reside in Chesapeake, having 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren. In his free time Barry enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and cheering on University of Kentucky basketball.

JASON LAMB

Pastor for Redeemer Kids

Jason joined the pastoral team as a pastor in 2018 and has been a part of Redeemer Church since 2009. Jason and his wife, Heather, oversee Redeemer Kids, our children’s ministry. Jason is a bi-vocational pastor and works as an engineering manager at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Jason and Heather have four children and live in Virginia Beach. His family enjoys physical activity and eating meals together and Jason and Heather spend time watching their kids play field hockey and lacrosse.

RICH MORRISON

Pastor for Care

Rich joined the pastoral team as a bi-vocational pastor in 2014 and serves our church with an eye on strategic initiatives. Rich and his wife Tonya have 9 children, 3 in middle and high school, 6 adults, and 4 grandchildren. Rich served in the U.S. Navy for nearly twenty-two years and continues to serve as a Navy civilian. Rich and his family live in Chesapeake, VA. In his free time Rich enjoys a rewarding family life with his wife and children.

CHIP PARKER

Pastor for Care

Chip joined the pastoral team as a bi-vocational pastor in 2014. Chip serves with Alex providing pastoral care to members of Redeemer. Chip and his wife Charlotte have two adult children and live in Chesapeake, VA. In his free time Chip enjoys working through the Greek New Testament, is an avid chess player, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams and The Ohio State University Buckeyes.

ERNIE WALTON

Pastor for Hospitality & Guest Assimilation

Ernie joined the pastoral team as a bi-vocational pastor in 2018. Ernie has been part of Redeemer Church since 2013 and is responsible for hospitality, guest assimilation, and follow-up. Ernie is a bi-vocation pastor and vocationally serves as a dean in the law school at Regent University. Ernie and his wife, Lindsay have two children and live in Chesapeake, VA. In his free time, Ernie loves playing with his kids, watching Philadelphia sports, playing games, and reading books.

OUR CHURCH STAFF

KATHLEEN SMITH

Director of Finance

Kathleen joined the staff at Redeemer as the director of finance in 2015. Along with managing the finances of the church, Kathleen works very closely with the pastors and our Financial Review Committee in executing the policies and procedures of the church. Kathleen and her husband Bill live in Chesapeake. In her free time she enjoys the beach, walking, and visiting with friends.

BRENT GABLE

Director of Facilities

Brent joined the staff of Redeemer in 2011 and oversees all of the systems related to our facilities and grounds. Brent manages the security, maintenance, and improvements to our building and also oversees the many requirements for the events or our very active church. Brent and his wife have 4 adult children and live in Chesapeake. In his free time Brent enjoys restoring vintage string instruments and building guitars. He is also active in the local music scene and performs at festivals and shows around town.

CHARLIE SANFORD

Director of Communication

Charlie joined the staff of Redeemer in January of 2022 and serves as the director of communication and also oversees the Redeemer Young Adult ministry. Charlie and his wife, Olivia live in Norfolk. In his free time, he surfs, golfs, plays guitar, and enjoys his library.

RYAN HUGHES

Director of 316 Youth & Video

Ryan joined Redeemer Church staff in 2020. As director of video, Ryan serves the church by creating video content—including announcement videos, event recaps, testimonials, and more. Ryan also serves the teens of Redeemer Church as 316’s Youth Director. Ryan has been attending Redeemer his entire life and lives with his wife Micaela in Norfolk. In his free time, Ryan enjoys being active, playing sports, and going to the beach.

MIMI BROWN

Pastoral Assistant

Mimi joined the staff of Redeemer in 2014 and provides administrative support to Alex Brodine, Pastor for Care & Counseling. Mimi has two adult children and lives in Chesapeake. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and building her urban homestead.

ELISE SPAHR

Pastoral Assistant

Elise joined the staff of Redeemer in October of 2019. Elise has been attending Redeemer Church her entire life and is currently involved in our 316 Youth Ministry and oversees our projection team. Elise provides administrative support to Stephen Seybold, Pastor for Community & Worship. She and her husband live in Virginia Beach. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and teaching dance at a local studio.

 

GREG DIETRICH

Church Administrator

Greg joined the staff of Redeemer in 2021 and serves as Redeemer’s administrator. Greg oversees the staff, communication, and finances. Greg was born in Saginaw, MI, grew up in Traverse City, MI but has resided a number of years in Philadelphia, Northeast Wisconsin, and Chesapeake. Michelle and Greg reside in Great Bridge with their daughter Scarlette. In his free time, you can find Greg taking walks with his family around the neighborhood, spending time with his wife, enjoying his man-cave, and cheering for sports teams from Detroit & Philly.

MIMI BROWN

Director of Events & Administrative Assistant

Mimi joined the staff of Redeemer in 2014 and provides administrative support for event planning and ministries support. Mimi has two adult children and lives in Chesapeake. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and building her urban homestead.

ELISE SPHAR

Administrative Assistant

Elise joined the staff of Redeemer in October of 2019. Elise  has been attending Redeemer Church her entire life and is currently involved in our 316 Youth Ministry and oversees our projection team. Elise provides administrative support in the front office. She and her husband live in Virginia Beach. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and teaching dance at a local studio.

 

OUR DEACONS

Larry McFarland

Deacon of Counting

Jeremy Wright

Deacon of Food Pantry

TBD

Deacon of Production

Marc Boustany

Deacon of Benevolence

Lindsay Walton

Deacon of Benevolence

Ann Poindexter

Deacon of Benevolence

Stephen Williams

Deacon of Benevolence

TBD

Deacon of Safety

TBD

Deacon of Kitchen

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