Director of Children's Ministry
Dr. Anthony Bradley is professor of religious studies and director of the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at The King’s College and serves as a research fellow at The Acton Institute. Dr. Bradley holds a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Clemson University, a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Ethics and Society from Fordham University, and his PhD is from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Dr. Bradley lectures at colleges, universities, business organizations, conferences, and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. He studies and writes on issues of the covenant theology, criminal justice reform, youth and family, poverty, education policy, social ethics, and race in America.
As LSQ's Theologian-in-Residence, he will share his areas of expertise with our church family by preaching, teaching, reviewing and writing Catalyst and other discipleship curriculum and helping our staff and church leaders understand what it looks like to be a church not for ourselves, but for others — in our neighborhood and throughout the city.
Jen grew up outside of a little town in western Pennsylvania. After graduating from a small liberal arts college (Houghton College) with a degree in Educational Ministries, she moved to the Bronx to join a local church and work in a men’s shelter. She quickly found education to be a better fit, and began working at a large public school in the Bronx (it had more students than her entire college). While teaching in the Bronx and earning her Masters in Urban and Multicultural Education, she met the man who would one day be her husband, and began attending Redeemer with him. Becoming the Curriculum Manager for the Children’s Ministry at Lincoln Square has allowed Jen to combine her training and experience, with her love for Jesus and children. She is so excited to see the next generation learn about the Lord and teach them to serve him in the city she loves. She and her husband Mike now live in Harlem with their three children: Grace, Ellie and Calvin. Jen enjoys coffee, games, everything Central Park and planning fun adventures for her family.
Tarina is a Richmond, Virginia native who made her way to the Big Apple after graduating with a Marketing Management and Business Leadership degree from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). She began attending Redeemer immediately upon moving to NYC to start her career in advertising. After three years of account management at DDB New York, she decided it was time for a change and transitioned to working at Redeemer full-time. She was part of the LSQ launch team and served on LSQ's staff full-time before transitioning to the role of part-time Ministry Manager. As LSQ's Ministry Manager, Tarina facilitates the ongoing operations of the staff team by working alongside the Managing Director to assist in the strategic planning and execution of the goals and vision of Redeemer LSQ. Tarina met her husband, Jeff, through Redeemer, and they now live on the Upper West Side with their daughter. In her spare time, Tarina enjoys scouting new thrift shops around the city and catching up with friends over a cup of coffee.
Temporary Community Group Manager
Graham moved to NYC in 2010 to continue his career in the music industry. Long story short, God called him to be a Christian and serve Him instead.
During that time, he obtained a BS in Business Administration with a minor in Biblical Studies from Nyack College. He also began attending Redeemer Downtown in 2013 and began leading a Community Group as well as becoming a CG Leader Coach.
In 2017, after much discernment, he began attending Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in NYC to pursue a calling in vocational ministry and will graduate in Summer 2021. He is currently “under care” of the Metro NY Presbytery as he pursues ordination.
You may recognize him from leading worship at LSQ occasionally but his fundamental role at LSQ is to walk alongside and serve the LSQ CG leaders as they faithfully serve and lead their respective groups.
Graham lives in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Karen and enjoys watching soccer in his free time.
Communications and Generosity Manager
Drew is a Mississippi native, who moved to the city in 2014 after receiving a bachelor's degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from Samford University. Prior to joining staff, he worked at Warby Parker and Collectively, focusing his efforts on customer experience, social media and influencer marketing. He lives in Harlem and has been attending Redeemer since the fall of 2014. He enjoys running in Central Park, seeing Broadway shows, and exploring new coffee shops and restaurants. As LSQ's Communications and Generosity Manager, Drew oversees our communications strategy and multi-channel editorial calendar, he provides Sunday worship planning support to our Pastoral team, and he works on generosity and stewardship initiatives.
Director of Hospitality and Connections
Matthew grew up in North Dakota and moved to New York City in 2018 after receiving his Master’s degree in Trombone Performance at Bowling Green State University. Matthew frequently performs in jazz clubs, symphony halls and on street corners throughout the city. He loves attending live music performances from the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera or any Broadway show. Matthew has a huge passion for hands-on creation and behind-the-scenes management to build memorable experiences. As LSQ’s Operations Coordinator, Matthew oversees a team of operations staff, provides a safe environment for worship and facilitates the creation of Sunday services and other LSQ events.
Cassidy is from Texas and moved to New York City in 2017. She attended Tarleton State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Systems and Secondary Education. She first moved to New York for an internship, not expecting to move here permanently, but instantly fell in love with the city and people. You can find Cassidy always searching for new restaurants and coffee shops to try and exploring different neighborhoods. Thus, Cassidy is the person in your friend group that always has suggestions for where we should go for dinner. As our Ministry Coordinator, Cassidy plays an integral role in office management, administrative support and communications execution.
Taylor Simmons hails from Southern California, and moved to New York City in 2015 with his wife Gabi. Both he and Gabi began attending Redeemer in 2017, ultimately working in the Children’s Ministry and with Vacation Bible School for Redeemer West Side. Taylor is an actor, singer and dancer, and that profession has taken him all over the country and the world. When he is not performing, Taylor has been able to work with youth as an educator, mentor, choreographer and director. He is an avid football and basketball fan, burrito lover, and has been working on a goal of visiting all 62 US National Parks with his wife! His favorite things about New York City are dollar pizza, exploring the countless museums and a warm Levain cookie! As LSQ Youth Coordinator, Taylor looks to bring NYC youth together and provide them with an outlet to grow in and take ownership of their faith and express themselves free of judgement. He always tries to find the positive in every situation and shares it with others!
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Gabi is so excited to serve as the Children's Ministry Coordinator; you may recognize her from serving on the Livestream team and the Worship team as a singer!
Gabi and her husband Taylor have lived in NYC since 2015, but over the past six years have also traveled across the country to perform in shows, explore National Parks, and live in a tiny home in a van. Gabi has worked with kids in a myriad of capacities including as a teacher, children's theatre director, a nanny, and with Redeemer West Side Children's Ministry. Her favorite coffee spot on the Upper West Side is Solid State Coffee—smoothest iced oat milk latte in the neighborhood! Fun fact: One of Gabi’s dreams is learning to surf on the waves in Hawaii or Costa Rica.
Director of Worship and Arts
Jenny is a native New Yorker—born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, attended high school in the Bronx and works/lives in Manhattan. She received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University, her Ed.M. in International Education Policy from Harvard University and her J.D. from Fordham University.
Over the course of her career, she's worked in special education, children's health policy research, sports management, and corporate law. She joined LSQ's staff in 2019 as Director of Community Life to oversee our Community Group (CG) system and help cultivate a culture of inclusion for those looking to get more involved at LSQ. In February 2021, she transitioned into the role of Managing Director, and in this role, she manages the LSQ Staff team, helps implement the LSQ Pastor’s vision for the church and directs and oversees day-to-day operations, strategic planning initiatives and implementation.