redeemer staff

  • Dan Meyerpeter

    Lead pastor [EMAIL PASTOR DAN]

    Dan Meyerpeter grew up in Lincoln, CA. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in history. Shortly after graduation, he sensed God calling him to ministry. He spent many years serving the Sacramento area, working with teenagers and non profits. Dan graduated from Western Seminary in 2016 with a degree in Ministry and Leadership. He is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He most recently was in Olympia, WA serving as an Associate Pastor over Youth and Families. 


    Dan is passionate about Jesus and the Church. He believes that Jesus loves us more than we could ever imagine and that Jesus is passionate about the people of Orangevale. Dan would like to see Redeemer reach young people, and serve its community. 


    Dan is married to Paige who is very involved in the life of the congregation. They have two young kids, Quinn and Reed, who love playing with puzzles. They also have two dogs who love to eat puzzles. 

  • NATALIE GODSHALL

    Director of FAMILY LIFE  [EMAIL NATALIE]

    Natalie is passionate about raising the next generation of Christ followers, whether that is in her home with her children, or in her church at Redeemer. Her desire is that children and youth would have roots that grow deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. She has a B.A. in Bible Exposition with an emphasis in Christian Education. 


    Natalie has been married to Matthew for nearly 18 years, and they have three children. During their adventures as a family they have lived all over the United States. Their favorite things to do together as a family are to go hiking or kayaking in the surrounding area. 

  • BETSY LAROE


    Director of Children's Ministries  [Email BETSY]

    Betsy started attending Redeemer when she was 9 years old. She met her husband Dave, of 20 years, at Redeemer youth group, was married here and has raised their two children, Emma and Ben. Redeemer is her home and family.  

     

    Betsy attended Folsom Lake College and graduated with an AA in Arts Social Science along with an Early Childhood Education certificate- associate teacher. She currently volunteers and substitute teaches at Small Wonders Christian Preschool.  

     

    Betsy has served the Children’s Ministry department for many years working alongside Natalie.  She is honored to teach and minister to the children of Redeemer as they grow in their faith with Christ.

     

    In her spare time Betsy loves to cook and create recipes, garden, hike with her dog Harvey, hang out with her 4 ducks, sing, play with puppets, and read historical fiction.

  • Connie Steele


    Director of Small wonders Christian PreSchool (SWCPS)  [Email Connie]

    Connie attended William Jessup University and graduated with a BS in Business Management and Ethics. She also holds a BS in Bible and Theology. She has been involved in Early Childhood Education since 1989 and has been at SWCPS with Redeemer Covenant Church since 2000. Connie has been married to Kim Steele since 1982. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.


    Connie loves working with young children, getting to know them as individuals, and teaching them resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. She especially enjoys having the opportunity to tell these little ones about Jesus and His love for them. Connie also likes to encourage the children’s parents in their God given task of parenting.


    In her free time she loves being with her family and grandchildren. She enjoys singing, music, cooking, gardening, family game nights, and traveling.


  • matt Anderson


    Director of Worship  [Email matt]

    Matt has been on staff at Redeemer since 2011. After attending Covenant Bible College in Windsor, CO, he went on to North Park University in Chicago. It was there he felt a calling to Music Ministry while being on one of the campus worship teams/writing and recording music with friends.


    Matt enjoys hiking, skateboarding, treasure hunting at Goodwill, food, photography, and trying anything new. Matt is most fulfilled by time with his wife Kelsey, son Isaac, daughter Penny, music, creating, being on the water, and talking with random strangers about their life in order to gain better perspective on the infinite variety of all God's children.

  • Janell vincent


    administrative assistant  [Email Janell]

    Janell attended San Diego State University and graduated with a BA after creating her own major blending Commercial Recreation, Health Science, and Child Development. She taught Outdoor Education for Orange County’s Dept. of Education during the school year and directed Catalina Island Girls Camp during the summer until she married.


    Janell has worked as an administrative assistant for many years - 4 years at Redeemer. She enjoys serving on the tech team on Sundays.


    Janell has two children and five grandchildren, Becca, Aria, Lyra, Liam, and Christian. When Janell is not in the office, she is loving on those grandkids, long-arm quilting, teaching crafts, or traveling.


  • TRAVIS ALLEN


    YOUTH COORDINATOR [EMAIL TRAVIS]

    We are glad to have Travis helping our Youth & Youth leaders as a coordinator.