Director of Children's Ministry
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.
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 on the UWS with his wife Kate and 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 Community Life
Vanessa and her husband Marcus first met in the third grade, and were high school sweethearts. They have three college-aged daughters Kayla, Sydney and Chelsey. Prior to moving to the city in the summer of 2022, Vanessa served as the Director of Women’s Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, GA for five years. She is a Bible teacher and regular conference speaker. She received her MDiv and DMin in Cultural Apologetics and Communication at Covenant Theological Seminary. Vanessa currently serves as Diversity Advisor for the PCA’s Women’s Ministry and co-hosts a podcast called Something To Talk About.
Vanessa enjoys a good cup of tea, a moderate hike and is refueled by nature. She enjoys good conversation with old friends and the excitement of making new ones. As our Director of Community Life, she will be an integral part of our Pastoral Care team, helping shape community through CGs and caring for women in the church, as well as collaborating in the development of a culture of evangelism, public faith and justice.
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, and their son, Colin. They love exploring the city, cooking delicious meals, playing games and inviting friends into their home.
Community Life and Leaders Coordinator
Elizabeth has called Queens "home" since she was four years old. She graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Registered Dietitian. Throughout her college years, she served with various children’s, youth and campus ministries; and shortly after her dietetic studies, she pursued vocational ministry and served at a local church in Memphis, TN with the youth and children. Her hometown love and missional love for NYC brought her back to the city. On LSQ's staff, she serves as the Community Life and Leaders Coordinator where she provides logistical and administrative support to the LSQ team, Diaconate and Congregational Elder Team. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Biblical Arts degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in NYC. Elizabeth loves spending quality time with her fiancé, John and with family and friends — going on walks and enjoying meals together.
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.
Bruce was born in Los Angeles but was raised in Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Education, and he also has an MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary and a DMin from New Geneva Theological Seminary. He wrote his dissertation on “Reclaiming the Role of Elder as Shepherd.”
Prior to full-time vocational ministry, Bruce taught history and government in a public high school. He has since spent the last 25 years serving as a pastor at three churches in Tennessee, Alabama and Maryland. Bruce and his wife Kathy have three grown children — Sarah, Mike and Matt — and seven grandchildren. They have fond memories taking weekend trips to the city, filling their time with Broadway shows and dining at as many restaurants as possible on a quest to discover the best cheesecake the city has to offer. Bruce also enjoys golfing, reading, visiting museums and having long dinners with friends.
In his role as Assistant Pastor, Bruce will support congregational growth and care in a number of ways, including further developing our pathways for discipleship and overseeing the LSQ Diaconate.
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.
Sunday Operations Coordinator
Youth Ministry Manager
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.