At Redeemer Reformed Church, we hold to the Biblical form of presbyterian church government (see Acts 15). This means that the church is governed by a plurality of elders. The deacons assist the pastor and elders in the government of the church in benevolence and physical needs. 1 Timothy 3 lists the characteristics of those who serve in the offices of pastor, elder, and deacon.
Rev. Jim Sawtelle was called as the pastor of Redeemer Reformed Church in 1999. He and his wife, Thelma, have four children. He also serves as a chaplain with area police departments.
Jim is a graduate of Mid-America Reformed Seminary (M.Div)
Rev. Tim Marinelli was called as a co-pastor of Redeemer Reformed Church in 2015. Due to his father’s military career, Rev. Marinelli grew up living in a wide variety of locations. After completing his undergraduate degree at Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) in 2003, he and his wife, Renita, were married and moved to Virginia for his physical therapy graduate program at Old Dominion University.
Rev. Marinelli worked as a physical therapist for a children’s hospital for several years in Virginia before pursuing his seminary training for the ministry. In 2015, he graduated from Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (M.Div) in South Carolina. He and his wife have four children.
- David Blauw
- Jay Kroese
- David Sawtelle
- Steve Bruin
- John Selvestra
- Chad Warning
- Mike Jeltema