Redeemer Leadership

As a congregation of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in the Diocese of the Living Word (ADLW), Redeemer’s pastoral leadership is provided by Bishop Julian Dobbs and The Reverend Steve Wishart.

We also have a Vestry that is responsible for oversight of our day-to-day operations. The Vestry is currently comprised of the Rector and members of the congregation.



Steve Wishart serves as Rector (Senior Pastor) of Redeemer, and is also a Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor, and certified Professional Coach. As a founding member of the church since 2009, he brings 37 years of pastoral experience in California, Indiana, and Maryland. He’s been married to Lauren for 38 years, has three adult sons, and three grandchildren.




Pastoral Assistant

Ian Burgess joined the team at Redeemer in January of 2017. He coordinates Sunday worship, reaches out to the local community, and serves the Rector and church to fulfil their callings. He achieved a degree in Theology for Ministry from St John's College Nottingham in 2012, and served in ministry in his native England and the US. He leads several worship opportunities in the midweek, and is passionate about the ancient paths of Christian spirituality.




Children’s Formation Coordinator

Karissa Simmons was called to assist parents and care-givers in the discipleship of Redeemer’s children in the spring of 2019. She sources curriculum and provides oversight to all who volunteer in Children’s Formation. Karissa is also responsible for upholding safeguarding standards and best practices for our youngest and most vulnerable members. She and her husband John have been married since 2018.