Jenni Bounds

Director of Children's Ministry

Jenni grew up in a small town in the mountains of northern Idaho. After graduating with a degree in voice performance from Furman University, she moved to NYC (and the UWS). She intended to stay for only 6 weeks—but that was 20 years ago! She’s worked steadily as an actress, singer and model in theatre, film and TV, and as a makeup artist in between. Jenni has been an active part of Redeemer since moving to the city, and even met her husband, Brent, in a Redeemer Community Group. When she's not chasing after their three sons, Griffin, Wyatt and Sawyer, she's an avid half-marathoner, event planner and tennis player. As our Children’s Ministry Director, Jenni helps foster an environment in which parents, families, youth and young professionals desire to share in the lives of young children and teach them about the gospel. “I love gathering people into community and connecting to others,” says Jenni. “My role on the LSQ team is to gather people into Children’s Ministry and connect them to some of the youngest members or our larger Redeemer community. How cool is that?” Jenni's favorite Upper West Side restaurant: “The Mermaid Inn—their fish tacos are the BEST!”

Anthony Bradley

Theologian-in-Residence

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.


Tarina Corelli

Managing Director

Tarina is a Richmond, Virginia native who made her way to the Big Apple after graduating with a Marketing Management 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. Tarina met her husband, Jeff, through Redeemer and they now live on the Upper West Side. In her spare time, Tarina enjoys scouting new thrift shops around the city and catching up with friends over a cup of coffee.

Drew Hall

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.

Carolann Hicks

Director of Hospitality and Connections

Carolann started working at Redeemer on the Rise Campaign in 2015, and in 2018, she joined the LSQ team. Carolann is a strong extrovert and loves having the opportunity to meet and connect with newcomers in the LSQ community, as well as care for and invest in all those who faithfully serve at our church. Carolann has loved cities her entire life — she grew up in Prague, Czech Republic (unbiasedly the most beautiful city in the world) and lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee (nicknamed the Scenic City) before moving to the greatest city in the world, New York City in 2014. After graduating from Covenant College, she served as a Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga for six years. She currently lives in Harlem with her husband, Trey. They love exploring the city, cooking delicious meals, playing games and inviting friends into their home.

Matthew Jermiason

Operations Coordinator

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.

Michael Keller

Pastor

Michael has been a part of Redeemer life and ministry from its inception in 1989; and with his wife Sara and daughters Lucy and Kate, they started Redeemer Lincoln Square in April 2017. He went to NYC public school for both elementary and middle school and attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate work. After working at London City Mission and New Life Fellowship in Queens, he attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, receiving both an M.Div and a Th.M in Apologetics magna cum laude. He served as Pastor of Community Life at Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston before returning to the city to start a new Reformed University Fellowship. His Ph.D. is from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Computational Linguistics applied to Historical Theology. Sara is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in school-based health in Harlem.

Cassidy McCowan

Ministry Coordinator

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

Youth Coordinator

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!

Jon Werking

Director of Worship and Arts

Jon was born and grew up in upstate NY (upper Hudson Valley) and came to NYC in the late 80’s to pursue a career in music. Jon has been involved in Redeemer’s music ministry for over 25 years and it’s been one of the great blessings of his life. Jon has performed and/or recorded with The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Toni Braxton, Patti LaBelle, Deborah Cox, Liza Minelli, Linda Eder, Edwin McCain, The New York Pops, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Steven Curtis Chapman, Bruce Hornsby, Roberta Flack, Michael and Randy Brecker, saxophonists Grover Washington Jr.and Bill Evans, The Drummers Steve Gadd, Neil Peart (of Rush), bassist Will Lee of the David Letterman Show. Jon is the featured pianist with the Buddy Rich Big Band on the “Burning for Buddy” tribute album/DVD. He was the in-house accompanist for the “Regis and Kelly Show” from 2005-2007. Jon and his wife Rhoda have five kids ranging in age from 9 to 23. Jon enjoys reading, bike riding, and sports of all kinds. A unique fact about Jon is that he was born with an extra thumb on his right hand which forced him to become left-handed. Jon has just finished a new solo piano CD entitled “Every Horizon”.

Grace Wolf

Ministry Support

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.

Joseph Yu

Assistant Pastor

Joe grew up in Seoul, Korea, and lived in the suburbs of Boston and Connecticut before coming to New York City in 2010. He attended University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!) where he studied ecology and evolutionary biology, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he received a M.Div. In college he became a Christian, decided to pursue vocational ministry, and met his wife, Helen. They were married in 2010 and have a son, Allan. Joe worked with RUF City Campus Ministry in the city for four years before coming on staff at Redeemer as the Youth Ministry Director. He then worked alongside Community Groups as a Community Group Director for Redeemer West Side. Now, as Assistant Pastor at LSQ, Joe oversees pastoral care and discipleship, and he is particularly passionate about helping people see the relevance of the gospel in their lives. Joe enjoys cooking, hanging out with his family, watching nature documentaries, and dreaming about going on a backpacking trip through Asia.

Jenny Yun

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.