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. 


    Director of children's ministry  [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 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. 

  • Jacob johnson

    youth Director   [EMAIL JACOB]

    Jacob grew up in the South Bay of California and he graduated from Cal State, Long Beach with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Jacob’s heart is for the youth and for youth to know Jesus. Jacob enjoys adventure, being outside, and exploring God's creation. He’s stoked when he can combine and pair up his passion for adventure and his desire to see youth grow in relationship with Jesus. 

    Two things Jacob could do everyday include eating pizza and playing disc golf. 



    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.

  • bonnie dighton

    pastorial intern  [EMAIL BONNIE]

    Bonnie grew up in Northern California where she earned her BS in Healthcare Management. She has been married for 31 years, has three adult children and four beautiful granddaughters. Prior to formally pursuing ministry education, she was in the medical field for five years serving as a phlebotomist. 

    She loves singing and has been involved in worship ministry for 6 years both for church and CR, her recovery ministry. She loves helping people realize their true value in God’s kingdom as they walk through their storms.

    She is currently engaged in a pastoral internship with Redeemer Covenant as she continues to work on her master’s degree in Christian Formation with Northpark Seminary. When she is not doing homework, she is riding motorcycles with her husband, drinking coffee, reading books, swimming, or singing with friends.  



    Janell attended San Diego State University and graduated with a blended major - 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 a church administrative assistant for many years - 6 years at Redeemer. She enjoys serving others with the love of Jesus and serving on the tech team on Sundays.

    Janell has two adult children and five grandchildren. When Janell is not in the office or loving on those grandkids, she is teaching quilting and crafts, or traveling.