Tom serves as the Co-Teaching Pastor at Redmond Community Church and considers it to be one of the most amazing and challenging experiences of his life. Although he grew up in Ohio, he spent most of his adult life in Pennsylvania where he went to college and worked 17 years in law enforcement, retiring in 2007. After this retirement, he moved to Redmond, Oregon with Nicole, his wife of 19 years, and two daughters, Lauryn and Aaliah.
In 2011, Tom and Nicole, along with his pastor and spiritual father from Pennsylvania, planted a church where Tom was ordained as a pastor two years later. He then joined the team at Redmond Community Church in 2016.
Tom and Nicole own a strength and conditioning facility in Redmond and, when not in the pulpit or on the training floor, Tom travels and trains the law enforcement and military communities in various physical skills and tactical domains.
Tom loves reading, learning, shooting, and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Matt has been serving at Redmond Community Church since June of 2013. He earned a para-medicine degree in 2010 from COCC and a Biblical Diploma from Ecola Bible school in 2011.
An interesting fact about Matt is that he is an archery elk hunting guide in Montana. He loves being outdoors and enjoying the beautiful Central Oregon landscape that he grew up in. Matt loves doing ministry with his wife, Marissa, and spending time with his son, Owen.
Matt’s desire is to disciple boys into men. He is passionate about coming alongside his students and living life with them. His motto of ministry is “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
In addition to providing counseling and administration, Mike oversees the various small groups in our church. An Oregon native, he has a Technical Degree, over 40 years of Business Administration experience, and a wealth of construction and mechanical knowledge.
On the ministry side, Mike has experience as a pastor and a teaching elder as well as service in several Christian and civic organizations. He is characteristically the “go to” guy at RCC when you need an answer to any question.
Mike and his wife Marilyn live on a small ranch west of Redmond where they are often joined by their three daughters and their husbands, as well as numerous grandchildren.
Moving to Central Oregon in 2006, Tara has been serving in Children's Ministry at RCC since 2007. Her love of learning and teaching began at an early age and directed her to get her BA in Liberal Arts from Pepperdine University and later a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from San Diego State University. With 13 years of classroom teaching experience and 5 years of owning an in-home daycare, Tara's life has been all about kids! The Lord has called her to Himself and to His ministry here at RCC, and she strives to heed the Spirit's leading as she keeps her eyes on Him and her hands doing His work. Tara shares life with her husband Jerry and her two children, Megan and Ian.
Arlene has been part of RCC’s office staff since 2013. She originated from El Dorado, CA, but for the past two decades, Arlene and her husband Bruce have enjoyed making Central Oregon their home. She loves serving and loving the people of RCC. If you have a question about anything at RCC, she probably has the answer!
Arlene and Bruce have been married over 47 years! They live with their rescue mini Aussie named Blue. She loves to garden, craft, hike, fish, and learn God’s word.
Stop by the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and say, “Hi!”
Patty comes to us with over 20 years’ experience leading worship, touring, teaching piano and voice, along with song writing and arranging for various ministries around the PNW. Patty moved to Central Oregon in 2013 from the Gresham area, and married her childhood sweetheart Pete Davis. Together, Pete and Patty have a blended family made up of 6 adult kids, 2 grandkids, 2 dogs and 1 cantankerous cat. Patty works full time for a local doctor’s office, is a local musician and leader of the Patty Davis Band. When she is not working or singing at a local venue, you will find her reading, camping, thrift-store shopping or sitting at the piano singing her heart out.
Patty believes that we are called to worship in all that we do, and sometimes we sing about it! Patty’s heart for the Worship Arts Department at RCC is for each person to find freedom, authenticity and relationship, while using the unique gifts that God has given them, whether that be through music, dance, theater or other fine arts. Worship is a vital part of our faith to help us grow in freedom, authenticity and relationship with God and others.
Through the love of Christ, there is freedom to be who He created us to be. Because of that freedom, we can live authentic lives in relationship with Him and others. 2 Cor 3:17, “Now the Lord is Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces (our authentic selves) all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord (and found in our relationship with Him) who is the Spirit.”