Oversight and leadership at Redeemer is given by a plurality of men who serve in the community as elders. Redeemer Fellowship currenly has four elders who mutually submit to one another under Jesus as our Senior Pastor. We use the term elder/pastor inchangeably here, and we like to say that though we are different in giftedness, we are equal in authority, as each pastor brings his own unique contribution.
Our staff is made up of two vocational pastors, two bi-vocational pastors, a staff administrator and a church planting intern.
We also have a variety of deacons to meet the various needs in the body and to assist the elders to be freed up for the work of preaching, teaching and discipleship. Our deacons are indispensable and we are so very grateful for their dedication to Jesus and for all of their hard work that often goes above and beyond.
Eric Loyer - Preaching/Teaching Pastor
My name is Eric Loyer. I am the preaching/teaching pastor here at Redeemer. I am married to my beautiful wife Marcie, and have 3 beautiful children: Grace, Elijah and Calvin. I have served in pastoral ministry for over twelve years in various capacities, and believe that Jesus has called me to make disciples and plant churches along the Jersey Shore. The Jersey Shore is where I am from- it's my home. I really love Jesus. I love my home. So, I want to see a church planting movement, that results in new disciples and sends missionaries up and down the Jersey Shore for the glory and fame of Jesus.
Daniel Nelms - Executive/Worship Pastor
My name is Daniel Nelms, I am the executive pastor here at Redeemer. I helped Pastor Eric plant RF, and have been here since day one. I grew up in Georgia and moved to the Northeast in 2007 to attend Bible school at Cairn University. After a few years I transferred and graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a B.S. in Biblical Studies. I am currently pursuing a MA in Classical Christian Studies from Knox Seminary.
Jesus began calling me into the ministry during 2008, and I am so thrilled to be spreading the good news of Jesus here at the Jersey Shore and ministering to his saints. I've been married to my beautiful wife, Alexandra, since 2008, and have four children who are incredible blessings from God.
I blog (somewhat) regularly here.
Email Pastor Dan
Twitter - @danielnelms
Lee West - Pastor of Family Ministries
I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and was involved in the church all my young life. Employment with Bell Laboratories as an Engineer brought me and my new wife to New Jersey after college. But it wasn't until 1976, when my wife, JoLee, came to know the Lord Jesus as her Savior, that I was confronted with the truth of the Scripture and surrendered my life to the Lord.
I have a heart for training and encouraging people in the Lord whether it be youth work, evangelistic home Bible studies, ministry to men, or overseeing and teaching children's ministries.
JoLee and I have two sons, Mike and Chris; daughter in law, Patti, and three grandchildren.
It has been a privilege and honor for me to attend the Pastor's Institute at Redeemer Fellowship and be ordained as one of the pastors and serve His flock. I am honored to be one of the white- haired pastors among the very capable young men God has called to this church.
My life verse is "Study to show thyself approved, a workman who needs not be ashamed."
II Timothy 2:15
I am currently working for the Department of Defense in Aberdeen, MD or until my wife wants me home!
I like to golf, ski, attend my annual fishing trip with my brothers and sons, and anytime spent with my sweetheart of 47 years.
Email Pastor Lee or call him at (732) 914-8885.
Tim Bowditch - Pastor
Tim has been serving in Pastoral Ministry since November 1998. For over thirty years, Tim has worked for the judiciary of the State of New Jersey in various capacities, including crisis counseling and child support enforcement. This, together with Tim's blessed family life, consistent study, and his completion of the two-year certificate program of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) all strengthen his pastoral ministry within the church.
Tim serves RF by devoting pastoral attention to our counseling and family life ministry. He is also involved in our care group ministry, general pastoral oversight, prison ministry and more. His ministry to our church has been extensive and diverse. He and his wife Pat have a present special focus on young couples, whom they are mentoring in marriage love and grace.
Tim enjoys good literature, dates with his wife, good friendship, and what he calls "gold": books by John Piper. He and Pat married in 1973 and have three grown children and seven grandchildren.
Email Pastor Tim or call him at (732) 914-8885.
Erik Bergstrom - Intern
My name is Erik Bergstrom. I have been a pastoral intern at Redeemer for three years. Growing up in the Church I have had an interest in full-time ministry from a young age, a passion that has increased during my time at Redeemer. In 2014 I graduated PLI, Redeemer’s two year in house seminary program, and I am currently three years into a B.S. in Biblical Studies at Moody Bible Institute. I have had the privilege of being a part of this church plant since the very early stages and have been able to receive an optimal training experience serving in various capacities. I was born and raised in Toms River, NJ and I am excited about the opportunity to further God’s Kingdom by making disciples and planting churches in a place that I call home.
Email Erik or call him at (732) 914-8885.
Debbie Stengele - Administrative Assistant
Email or call (732) 914-8885.
Scott Stengele - Head Deacon/Benevolence Fund - firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall Johnson - Children's Ministry Operations - email@example.com
Mario Maccarone - Kitchen/Hospitality - JAT70j@yahoo.com
Matt Mandracchia - Ushers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtney Mandracchia - Sunday Greeters/Visitor Assimilation - email@example.com
Nancy McKay - Single Mothers/Widows - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vito Paratore - Website/Graphic/Social Media - email@example.com
Rich Cromwell - Facility IT Technology/Diaconal Representative On The Finance Committee- firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Roberts - Oversees Facility Projects/Building Repair