Chad was born and raised in rural Kansas, where he grew up playing soccer, basketball, and tennis and was surrounded by siblings, nephews, and nieces. He was raised attending church and Christian schools and came to saving faith in Jesus Christ as a child, but it wasn’t until his freshman year of college that he became aware of his need to surrender fully to a life of obedience to Christ.
He graduated from college with a degree in biology and currently works as a scientist for an oilfield services company. He married his wife Kim in 2003, and they have five children. Chad enjoys sports, reading, spending time with his family, and being outside whenever possible.
Chad’s family has been attending Redeemer since early 2014, and he has served as a children’s Sunday school teacher, care group leader, on tear-down team, and as a deacon responsible for facilitating youth activities.
Shawn Evans was born in Toronto, Canada in 1980. Having gone through school, It was after 3 years of college that the Lord began to reveal himself as a personal, holy, grace-filled God. It became clear that Shawn was making selfish, sinful choices that he couldn’t turn from himself. The Lord graciously began showing him that he must be saved from that sin by Jesus Christ, receiving it by faith; Precisely what he did in 2003.
Bart grew up in the small town of Strasburg, OH. Growing up in a Christian home, Bart was no stranger to gospel discussions and accepted the Lord as his savior during his adolescent years and later baptized in high school. He completed his finance and management degree at Ohio Northern University and later completed his MBA at Wake Forest. However, it wasn’t until after college by God’s grace that he began to understand that his identity was found in Christ alone and not the different roles he plays here on Earth. He re-dedicated his life to the Lord and started taking an active role in the church. He currently works for a national brokerage firm and leads a wealth management team here in Houston. He married his wife, Rachelle, in 2011 and they have 3 young children: Mila, Madden, and Molly. When he isn’t busy at work or spending time with Rachelle and the kids, he enjoys golfing, basketball, and tennis.
Mike grew up in a home where Jesus Christ was proclaimed as Messiah and the Bible was recognized as God’s holy word, but it wasn’t until he graduated from college that he saw the sin in his own life and his real need for a savior. It was 1985 when he acknowledged Jesus Christ as his savior and lord.
Mike and his wife Thirza were married in 1999 and they have 4 children: Tristan, Abigail, Ella, and Anna. They have been members of Redeemer since early 2015. Mike serves as the Safety Lead for Redeemer, working to provide a safe environment for worship, learning, service, and fellowship.
Mike works for a global energy company, commercializing specialty software products and digital technologies.