OUR STAFF & LEADERSHIP

Nate Garn

Lead Pastor & Elder
Nate has been married to his wife, Kati, for 10 years and they have two beautiful daughters, Nixon & Vivienne. He has been a Pastor at Redeemer for 15 years & has served as the Lead Pastor for the last two years. Nate was a military kid, living in four countries & many interesting places growing up. He has a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest North Carolina.

Chris Wingard

Administrative Pastor
Chris has worked in ministry since 2015 & has been a pastor at Redeemer since 2019. He holds a bachelors in business administration from Cal State San Bernardino & a Master of Divinity from Liberty University. He has been married to his wife, Erika, since 2014 & they have two children. He loves coffee & rooting for the Anaheim Ducks!

Chris Centola

Pastor of Doctrine & Discipleship and Elder
Chris has lived in the high desert for 42 years. He & his wife, Becky, have been married for 23 years & have 3 children. Chris has served in pastoral ministry since 2005 & has been a pastor at Redeemer Church  since 2019. In his spare time, you can usually find Chris at the gym, working on his Jeep, or at In-N-Out Burger.

John Martindale

Elder
John has been married to his wife, Chris for 27 years & they have a son, daughter in law and two granddaughters. He has been a member of Redeemer since 2012 and an elder since 2018.

Mike Pence

Elder
Mike has been married to his best friend, Gina, for 23 years. The Lord has blessed them with their son, David, and daughter, Rian. They came to Redeemer in 2017 after serving in a church plant for five years in Hesperia. Mike has served as an elder at Redeemer since 2021. Mike has a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He loves to spend time with his family barbecuing while watching soccer or hockey.    

Brooke Gillespie

Office Manager
Brooke has attended Redeemer Church since she was in fourth grade. and has been on staff since 2019.  She says, "this church and the people in it are a family to me and have been an amazing support system."

Amalia Dayton

Bookkeeper
Amalia has been married to her husband, Brett, for 15 years & they have two daughters. She has been a member at Redeemer since 2009 & has worked as the church's bookkeeper since 2020. She can often be seen at worship playing guitar alongside her husband, who leads worship.

Holly Sosa

Director of Communications
Holly has served at Redeemer since 2015. She & her husband, Jacob, have been married for ten years & have seven children. Holly seems like a nice quiet Christian lady until hockey season starts; then you can find her yelling at the TV when the Vegas Golden Knights play.

Summer Santana

Director of Children's Ministry
Summer has been married to her husband, Tony, for 19 years & they have three daughters. Her goal in children’s ministry is to glorify God by equipping kids to know Him. When Summer isn’t directing children’s ministry, she is busy homeschooling her girls, taking care of her nieces & nephews, or simply outside enjoying the sunshine, talking to her 20 chickens, two turtles, and three dogs. 

Vanessa Centola

Director of Women's & Club 56 Ministries
Vanessa has been married to her husband, Peter, for 20 years & they have two sons. She has been a member at Redeemer Church since 2014 & has served as the Women's Ministry Director for four years. Most recently, she has taken on the role of Club 56 Director. Her  heart is  to encourage others to look to Jesus in every season. Vanessa is also a plant & coffee addict!