Leaders and Staff

 

Leaders

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JON BENZINGER

Lead Pastor


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Twitter: @jonbenz

Jon moved to Arizona in 2011 after growing up in California. Starting in junior high, he knew he wanted to help people with his life. God saved him at 18 after knowing the truth, but living like God didn’t exist. After that, his desire to help people ultimately led to pastoral ministry and training at Vanguard University, Trinity Law & Graduate School and The Master’s Seminary. After being a high jump coach, custodian, college professor, a young adults pastor and a high school Bible teacher, he accepted the call to lead Redeemer Bible Church in March 2015. He and his wife Katie have three sweet kids, Colin, Ava and Emma, and a Golden Retriever named Riley. Interesting fact: Jon cannot stand any white condiments.

 

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DALE THACKRAH

Executive Pastor


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Twitter: @dalethackrah

 Dale was born and raised in Southern California and saved in 1996. Immediately, he began a lifelong, passionate pursuit of getting to know Jesus. Since 2005, Dale was called to be a care & counseling pastor and has done that in CA and AZ since then. It was in CA that Dale met Jon Benzinger and they began to pray about future ministry in revitalizing or planting a church together. Dale holds degrees in Organizational Management and Theology from BIOLA University and Talbot School of Theology, and is a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. Dale and has wife Shawna have been married since 2003 and have two children, Noah and Kenna. Finally, Dale has had a life-long love affair with baseball and is a die-hard fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, which means he is praying for the repentance of fellow elder Larry Ross and his disturbing passion for the St. Louis Cardinals.

 
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COSTI HINN

Executive Pastor of Discipleship

Coming soon!

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SEAN COLELLI

Worship Pastor

Sean was born and raised in a Christian home in a small town near Akron, Ohio, growing up with three older brothers and a younger sister. At a young age, Sean took an interest in music, teaching himself to play the drums, piano, and guitar. At age 13, Sean felt God calling him into ministry and started leading worship for various youth groups across Akron. As years went by that passion for leading others into a time of singing grew stronger and led Sean to Arizona in 2009. He was the Contemporary Music Director for a Church in Phoenix for three and a half years before accepting a position with a local non-profit. During that time Sean met his wife Emily and they married in October of 2014. Later in September of 2018, Sean and Emily felt God calling them to dedicate their time to leading and loving others here at Redeemer where Sean is now the Worship Arts Pastor. Sean’s hope is that people will not see him, but come to know and experience the goodness of Christ through the songs we sing and the teaching we hear on Sunday. Sean is inspired to sing songs that are based on what we know to be biblically true about our Savior and not just about how we feel. He prays that people will always look to scripture as their source of truth and not their emotions.

 
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MIKE STRONG

Elder

Mike was born in southern Arizona and grew up in the East Valley. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology. Near the end of college, Mike's eyes were opened to his sin and his desperate need of God's forgiveness. It was at that time that he repented of his sins and placed his trust in Jesus. Shortly after that, Mike met his amazing wife Annie, who was also a new believer. They married in 2001 and have six wonderful kids, Kate, Ryan, Ashley, Ciara, Josiah, and Reyna. Mike is an Internal Auditor at Ricoh and a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. Mike's greatest passion in ministry is to help men shepherd and lead their families. Fun facts: Mike likes anything pumpkin and is learning to play the banjo so he can join the Strong kids' band.

 
 

Staff

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NORMA VOLRICH

Director of Finance & Facilities

Norma graduated from Marshall University with a BA in Speech and Hearing Pathology.  After teaching for 4 years in West Virginia she moved to Arizona where she met John, the love of her life.   After 29 years of marriage and raising two amazing sons, Steven and Michael, John went to be with the Lord in 2012.  She has 4 adorable grandkids who live in Texas.  Norma grew up attending a Methodist Church but it wasn’t until she was 43 years old that she made the decision to follow Jesus as her Lord and Savior.  Norma currently oversees our campus facilities and finances.  She is an avid West Virginia football fan and you will find her sweating it out in her daily boot camp workout.  

 

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DIANA NICHOL

Executive Administrator

 

Diana was born and raised in Southern California where she got her degree in English from San Diego State University. She came to know Christ as a young mom, which was a shock to her Jewish parents. Eventually, both of her parents and her two brothers made professions of faith in Jesus. Diana has worked at several churches in various capacities during the length of her career and even worked with Pastor’s Jon and Dale in California. She is married to Robert and between them they have 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

 
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TIFFANY WEBB

Kids Ministry Director

God saved Tiffany at a young age and continues to grow her desire to share the life and love of Christ with others. She has grown to cherish Christ’s body, the church, and has been involved with church planting and teaching ministries since early college. In 1997, she married her DH (Darling Husband) Jeff and is now a home school mom to three teenagers, Dylan, Ian, and Jaden. Tiffany’s background and current adventures include Kids Ministry Director, teacher to women and kids, Artistic Director, and music teacher. She seeks to be an encourager and a resource for teaching students well. She holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (1997) and a Master’s of Education from Liberty University (2018). Tiffany joined the RBC team in October 2015. Fun facts: She loves singing Jazz and Show tunes, sipping foo foo coffee, and going off the grid to an open outdoor space with a good book.

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RACHAEL CORONADO

Kids Ministry Admin 

Rachael was born and raised in a Catholic home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She surrendered her life to Jesus in September of 2001. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2006 with a minor in Criminology. While enjoying a career as a Paralegal, she married Jarrod and a year later became a stay at home mom. She began home schooling their three children when they were very young and continues to do so. Rachael’s hobbies include upcycling old furniture, riding dirt bikes and jogging. Rachael oversees all volunteer scheduling in the Kids Ministry and thoroughly enjoys pouring truth and love into the kids at Redeemer Bible Church.

 
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JOE LEAVELL

Growth Groups Director

Joe was raised in a pastor’s family in the Northwest and became a believer at a young age. He finds much joy in a simple life of knowing Christ, loving his family, and sharing the Gospel with others. Joe has been married to his best friend, Rebekah, since June 2001. They have 4 beautiful children, Philip, Caleb, Sophia, and Nathan. Joe holds degrees from International Baptist College (2003), the Master’s University (2015) and an advanced certification in biblical counseling. Joe has pastored churches and served as a biblical counselor. He loves to teach, counsel and work with parents and children alike on how the Gospel plays out in everyday life. He occasionally finds the time to blog but he usually spends the bulk of his free time making people groan with puns and nerdy dad jokes.

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JACOB BUCKNER

Interim Students Pastor

Jacob grew up in Tempe and at 16 he surrendered his life to Jesus. It was during these formidable years, planted in a local church and through the influence of godly men that a passion for ministry began. Specifically, God instilled a deep desire in him to see young people meet Jesus and grow in their relationship with Him. He married his wife Jennifer and a couple years later they were off to Portland, Oregon. While there, he served for the next decade in various ministry roles including 8 years as a youth pastor. During this time, Jacob and Jennifer were blessed with 3 daughters. Recently, they returned to Arizona and began attending Redeemer. In April of 2017, God once again gave him an opportunity to serve young people as our interim youth pastor. Fun fact: Jacob enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and most of all eating a bowl of Mac n’ Cheese!

 

 

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