"I am so thankful that Jesus said, 'I will build My church' (Matt. 16:18), and that He said, 'I am with you always.' (Matt. 28:20). The longer I am here at RCC, I gain more clarity and direction for ministry. I am here to pray and minister the Word…in season and out of season (Acts 6:4; 2 Tim. 4:2)! This is my main contribution to the commission to 'make disciples'."
Serving at Redmond Community Church since 2000, Curtis' love for preaching the Word greatly benefits our congregation, helping us grasp the simple truths of God's teachings. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Western Seminary. He likes to interact with people, and welcomes the chance to get together and talk scripture and discuss the Christian life. You may be surprised to know that in high school, Curtis lettered - in surfing! Now he enjoys golf, fishing, and spending time with his new bride, Kristin.
Pastor Curtis likens church to a filling station: "you come in, you get filled up, and you go out. If you are looking for a place to fill up, a place to love and be loved, a place to serve and be served…so that you can be effective as you go (Matt. 28:19); RCC may be the place for you. Come join us!”
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.
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.
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.