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.
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!
Director of Worship and Arts
Grace is a born-and-raised New Yorker from Queens (the best borough), and has been at Redeemer since birth. After graduating from the City College of New York with her bachelor's and master's degrees in American Constitutional History, she moved to Atlanta to work with Reformed University Fellowship at Georgia Tech, where she ministered to undergraduate students for two years. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown, and to be working with LSQ to facilitate hospitality and connections within this community (while Carolann is on maternity leave). Her passions include crossword puzzles, Trader Joe's snacks, and classical ballet.
Director of Community Life
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 as a special education teacher, children's health policy researcher and in sports management, and most recently she's spent over a decade as a practicing attorney. In her role as Director of Community Life, Jenny will be managing and overseeing our important LSQ Community Group (CG) system, helping us cultivate a culture of inclusion for those looking to get more involved at LSQ, and teaching, growing, and caring for individuals in our church.