Click on staff names for link to e-mail address.
Betsy Babb, Parish Health Minister, has been a nurse for almost 30 years. In her role as PHM, Betsy works with parishioners and families to ensure they have the resources needed to meet most any challenge related to chronic illness, surgery or life transitions (births, deaths, aging process and the transitions associated with each). Betsy has a special affinity for the elderly. She is staff liaison for Main Dish, pastoral home visits, transportation, Card Link and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Betsy, her husband Brian and their two children, Molly and WIlliam, are members of Redeemer.
Paul Coey, Director of Youth Ministries is a recent graduate of Yale Divinity and Berkeley Divinity Schools. Having studied youth ministry and pastoral care, Paul is excited to join Redeemer as the new youth leader. Paul's personal interests includes film studies, classical archaeological, and church architecture.
Missy Darling, Receptionist, has been on staff since August of 2005, but has been a member of Redeemer since 1995, along with her husband (Chuck), daughter (Megan Darling Feichtner), and son (Chuck). She has served on the Vestry and Pastoral Board and is a member of the Altar Guild. In June of 2005, she retired after thirty-two years from a rewarding teaching career. Her interests include time with family, travel, and reading -- especially with the Redeemer Book Club.
Sue Fischer, our Sexton, joined the staff in 2004 to help keep our ever-expanding facility clean. Sue is one of seven children, born and raised in Cincinnati. She now lives in northern Kentucky and has one daughter and two adorable grandsons. She loves kids and old people!
Loretta Graner, Director of Music, is a lifelong Episcopalian and has served as Director of Music at Redeemer since 1992. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in organ from the University of Kansas, where she studied with Dr. James Higdon. She is currently finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, where she has studied organ with Dr. Roberta Gary and choral conducting with Dr. Elmer Thomas. Personal interests include Chinese language and culture and learning to play the harp.
Ted Gibboney, organist, has led and taught worship in local parish, seminary, and conference settings. As an organist, harpsichordist, and pianist he continues to perform in the U.S. and Europe in worship, recitals, and concerts. Having formed a private studio in Cincinnati (www.gibbsmusicstudio.com), he is available to teach classes and private lessons for all age groups and levels of experience, and to offer workshops across the wide range of topics in church music. Having been physically transformed through his study of the Alexander Technique, he currently is pursuing certification as a teacher in that discipline under Neil and Vivien Schapera of Alexander Technique of Cincinnati. Dr. Gibboney holds academic degrees in music from DePauw, Yale, and Indiana Universities. His keyboard studies include work in Switzerland and a year-long fellowship of the German Cultural Exchange. His performance career includes regular concertizing in Europe and two compact disc recordings. His professional appointments include nearly 30 years as a full-time church musician and three teaching positions at the university level. His church music experience includes planning and executing
concert series at the parish level and three national conferences.
Elizabeth Grover, Membership Coordinator, is a cradle Episcopalian who grew up in North Carolina and has been at Redeemer (as a parishioner) since 1988. She and her husband John (whom she met and married at Redeemer) are now empty-nesters, having launched their six offspring in various directions.Elizabeth maintains all membership records (including our membership database with all family, contact, and ministry information for members and newcomers) and official parish records (baptism, confirmation, transfers,etc.).
Preschool Director Denise Hoefling is originally from New Jersey. Denise came to the Cincinnati area to attend Xavier University (where she earned a degree in elementary education and met her husband Kevin) and has stayed in the area ever since. After teaching kindergarten in Covington, KY for several years, Denise stayed at home raising her two children, Sam and Julia; she has been Director of our Preschool since 2003.
Cathy Hunt, Finance Officer, is a native Cincinnatian and a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Delhi. She is a member of the church choir and a counselor for the youth group at Shiloh.
Sharon Jenkins, Communications Director, moved to Cincinnati from Atlanta for “two years” in 1995. A native of North Florida and a cradle Episcopalian, she received her journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Sharon resides in West Chester with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. Sharon is responsible for Redeemer News, this website, Redeemer's social media sites, the weekly e-news, press releases and a variety of other communication duties.
Tommy Kirk, Children's Ministry Leader, originally from LaGrange, GA has been a parishioner at Redeemer since 1996. Married to Michelle and the father of Lilly and Anna, Tommy leads Children's MInistry Programs for children from birth to 6th grade. Most Sundays, you can find Tommy in one or more of Redeemer's Sunday School classes and in Club CoR. Tommy has a passion for sharing God's word with our youngest members. An avid runner and photographer, Tommy is also co-leader of Redeemer's SoleMates.
Bob McGonagle, Sexton, was born in 1954 in Columbus, the first of seven children. He is a very grateful recovering alcoholic who has a master's degree from the school of hard knocks. His ministries include AA intergroup member, the Drop-Inn Center, IHN, and a dental clinic for the homeless. Bob enjoys bicycling, working the streets and being a part of the Redeemer community. His love of the outdoors is evident -- he has completed the program at the Civic Garden Center and is now a Master Gardener.
Anny Valentine Stevens-Gleason, Assistant Music Director, graduated from Miami University, Oxford, with a BA in music, focusing on music history and theory.During her four years at Miami she was a member, soloist, and public relations chair for the Miami U Choraliers. She was also a member of the Miami U Steel Drum Band, playing double tenor pan. Anny was a choir member, accolyte, and peer minister at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford. In the summer and fall of 2007, she studied ethnomusicalogy under Dr. Richard Moyle, at University of Auckland, in Aoteroa, New Zealand. For the past year Anny has taught guitar in Middletown for a non profit and this summer she worked at Procter Summer Camp
Aaron Klinefelter, Minister for Young Adults and Families. Known nationally for his work with house churches, new technology, and liturgical development, Aaron will challenge us to think in new ways about our community and our faith. Although not ordained, Aaron is a wonderful preacher and will join our preaching rota in the fall. Click on Aaron's name to see his full biography and for a link to his email.