Meet Our Elders, Deacons, and Staff Members
Jeff Medders | Lead Pastor / Elder | EMAIL
Jeff Medders (M.A. Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY; B.A. College of Biblical Studies, Houston, TX) is the Lead Pastor of Redeemer Church. He and Natalie have two kids, Ivy & Oliver. He has written Rooted: Theology for Growing Christians and Gospel Formed: Living a Grace-Addicted, Truth-Filled, Jesus-Exalting Life. Jeff also writes for Desiring God, For The Church, The Gospel Coalition, Acts 29, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and more. Jeff is known for loving vinyl records, sour candy, & Topo Chico. See Jeff's writings on his blog. If you would like to have Jeff speak at your event, CLICK HERE.
Kevin Bowles | Executive Pastor / Elder & Worship Leader | EMAIL
Kevin Bowles is the Executive Pastor & Worship Leader of Redeemer Church. He graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his Bachelor's degree in Music at LSU (Geaux Tigers!). Kevin & his wife, Aimee, have 4 beautiful children: Judah, Canaan, Annie, & Hallie. Kevin enjoys playing or watching sports (LSU or Houston teams), playing or listening to music, whistling, eating mexican food, dating his wife, sipping imaginary tea with his daughters, and wrestling with his boys.
Barry Pett | Elder / Pastor | EMAIL
Barry Pett is a lay pastor at Redeemer Church. He is a native of the cold but beautiful state of Wisconsin. He is quite the Cheesehead! He moved to Tomball in 1984 after earning a B.A. in Music Education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma. He and Carolyn have three wonderful children; Courtney, Daniel, and Kelsey. Barry is the owner of Artista Media Productions, specializing in legal and event videography.
Brad Smith | Elder / Pastor | EMAIL
Brad graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggies class of 2006! WHOOP!!! Brad and his wife, Haley, have three amazing kids, Grayson, Camdyn, and Colby. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys mud runs, movies, and pretty much anything with sugar in it.
Skip Richter | Elder / Pastor | EMAIL
Skip received a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.Agr. in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. He and his wife Lori have 5 grown children, Emily, Bethany, Rebekah, Melissa, Jonathan, and Sarah. So they are preparing to be empty nesters soon. Skip works with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a horticulturist, which he is quick to point out is the original profession of mankind, ordained by God! He enjoys reading, fishing, hunting, gardening, camping, backpacking and most anything outdoors.
Staff & Other Ministry Leaders:
Jeff Medders | Lead Pastor | See Info Above
Kevin Bowles | Executive Pastor/Worship Leader | See Info Above
Amesha Daniels | Administrative Assistant | EMAIL
Amesha Daniels is the Administrative Assistant for Redeemer Church. She loves to travel (especially to tropical locations) but calls Texas home. She's been married to Russell for over 22 years and has raised five amazing children, Jon, Drew, Trae, Bryce and Delaney, and has one precious grandson, Jace. Amesha enjoys reading, scrapbooking, movie watching, laughing and hanging out with friends and family, and of course eating Mexican food.
Carolyn Pett | Financial Administrator | EMAIL
Carolyn Pett is the Financial Administrator for Redeemer Church. She was born and raised in Tomball. She and Barry have three children, Courtney, Daniel and Kelsey and two grandchildren, Karsyn and Owen. Carolyn enjoys reading, Starbucks vanilla lattes, chocolate, and the beach!
Lawson Flowers | Student & Family Minister | EMAIL
Lawson is the Student and Family Minister at Redeemer Church, overseeing our children's ministry and youth ministry. He has a degree in Rhetoric and Writing from The University of Texas at Austin, and also completed a residency at the Austin Stone Community Church. He is currently pursuing his M.Div at Southern Seminary. He is married to Caroline, and has four children: Brooks, Eliza, Jones, and Adelaide. Lawson enjoys reading, writing, sports, fire pits, family time, and hanging out with students!
Cathy Birch | Children's Ministry Director | EMAIL
Cathy Birch is the Children’s Ministry Director for Redeemer Church. She moved to Texas with her husband Cory in 2012 from the Pumpkin Capital of the World, Morton, Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at Bradley University and worked in marketing prior to having children. She has been a stay-at-home mom raising her two children, Harper and Connor and has loved every minute of it. Cathy enjoys reading, fitness, anything related to food and cooking and spending time with her family. Cathy has a strong desire to share and point each child in RedeemerKids to Jesus Christ.
Lori Richter | Biblical Counseling | EMAIL
Lori has completed her Foundations in Biblical Counseling certificate from Christian Counseling Educational Foundation and is currently pursuing a Topics in Biblical Counseling Certificate. She graduated from Texas A&M University ’82 with a degree in Education. She is the wife of Skip Richter, mother of six children, and grandmother of Evelyn. She loves to sew (but hates mending and altering), quilt, and make dresses for sweet Evelyn.
For further understanding about the role of deacons at Redeemer (and why women serve in this role), see the following article from Pastor Jeff:
Carolyn Pett | Finance Deaconess | See Info Above
Matt Odom | Finance Deacon | EMAIL
Matt has been a Deacon at Redeemer Church for the past 2 years. He and his wife Mandy have two sons together, Luke and Will. Matt works as a CPA in The Woodlands and the local Houston area and has a Masters in Accounting from The University of Texas. He is passionate about almost anything outdoors, loves working out, cycling, hunting and fishing, baseball, and spending time with his family. His favorite scripture is John 15:13.
Jim Wilkie | Finance Deacon | EMAIL
Jim, the third oldest of 13 siblings, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BS in Finance from Indiana University, where he met his wife, Kelly. They have been married for over 27 years and have two children, Sean and Megan. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Seacoast Commerce Bank. In his spare time he loves to scuba dive, play golf, and ride his Honda. Jim strives to never be lukewarm, and to avoid wearing a tie.
Brandon Eads | Mercy Deacon | EMAIL
Brandon serves on the Building Team at Redeemer and is also a Deacon in charge of mercy needs. He graduated from Texas A&M Engineering in 2004. He is a business owner and Realtor. He and his wife have four young children. Brandon enjoys time with his family, fitness, hunting, fishing, golf, and lake trips with friends.
Brett Gill | Mercy Deacon | EMAIL
Brett moved to Tomball in 2007 after earning a B.A. in Business Management from Southeastern Louisiana University. He and his lovely wife Rachel have been blessed with three beautiful girls: Caroline, Anna, and Grace. Brett is a project management consultant in the oil and gas industry and enjoys time with family, sports, and playing tea parties/tackle with his ladies.
Dale Googer | Mercy Deacon | EMAIL
Dale is husband to Christina and father to Casper, Dawnette, and Simeon. He thought it'd be a really cool idea to go to a Texas Agricultural and Mechanical school in College Station and get a degree in Theatre Arts just so that people could look at him strangely for the rest of his life. Some of his favorite books are Till We Have Faces, Amazing Grace (a biography of William Wilberforce), and Pilgrim's Progress. He has no interesting hobbies.
Mandy Odom | Hospitality Deaconess | EMAIL
Mandy is a marketing exec turned 8th grade English Language Arts teacher turned stay-at-home-mom. She and her husband, Matt, have two incredibly sweet little boys, Luke and Will. Mandy serves as a Deaconess in charge of hospitality needs, as well as the Women’s Ministry Director for Redeemer. If she had any, her spare time would be consumed by writing and reading. She also loves Crossfit, cooking, and chocolate chip cookies.
Chris Green | Facilities Deacon | EMAIL
Chris serves as Deacon on the facilities team and also leads most of the technology related efforts at Redeemer. Most Sundays you'll find him in the booth serving on the media team. He is Director of Technology at BEMA Information Technologies and generally is passionate about all things technology. He and his beautiful wife, Sandy, have been married for over 21 years and have two children, Joshua and Kelly. Besides technology, Chris enjoys running, bicycling, and generally being active.
Phil Sandoz | Missions/Mercy Deacon | EMAIL
Phil and his wife, Tracy, have been married for 35 years and have two married sons, Clay and Neil. Originally from South Louisiana, Phil and Tracy enjoy the people, culture and food of Texas and Louisiana. Phil retired after 35+ years in Information Services and Project Management in oil and gas companies and health care services. Phil and Tracy enjoy spending time with their kids and grandkids when not traveling in their motorhome. When the Holy Spirit opened Phil's eyes to understand "Saved by Grace" (Esphesians 2:8-9) at a bible church in Midlothian, Texas, he accepted Christ as his Redeemer and Lord. They have made Redeemer their church home for the past 9 years.
Evan Melcher | Finance/Hospitality Deacon | EMAIL
Evan was born and raised in Cypress, Texas and came back home after receiving his BS in Finance & Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. He and his wife, Missy, met at Cypress Creek High School in the area, but began dating in college and are now married with three children: Noah, Ashlyn, and Haddie. He is currently a Director of Accounting at Sysco. Evan loves to spend time with his family, run obstacle courses with his friends, and root for all of the Houston professional sports teams - especially the 2017 World Champion Astros.