Meet Our Leadership Team

Elders

Our church leadership is built on the accountability, responsibility and humility that Scripture describes in 1 Timothy 3 and other passages. All potential elders and deacons are brought forward  and only ordained after all the input of the church’s members has been brought to bear on their godliness of life and purity of doctrine.

Mike Kloss

Mike Kloss, Teaching Elder

Michael has served Redeemer as Deacon, Elder and now Pastor.  He seeks to equip Redeemer Church to serve Lynnwood as a healthy Church, living out the Ministry of Jesus Christ locally, because He firmly believes that the Fullness of Christ is the only way to experience the fullness of life.  He and his wife, Anne Marie, have enjoyed over twelve years of a vibrant and wonderful marriage, and have six children whom they love to homeschool and take outdoors to enjoy the magic of God’s creation.

Covey Coverdale

Ron Coverdale, Ruling Elder

“Covey” is a ruling elder at Redeemer Church, and one of its founding members more than 25 years ago. He has also been a practicing Optometrist for over 45 years.

Covey grew up in Iowa and attended Iowa State University with the intent of becoming an engineer. He received his doctorate in 1966 and then, because of his love for God and his kingdom, spent the next three years as a missionary on college campuses with Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1968 he met his wife, Linda. They married in 1969, and he began his practice at that time.

Covey and Linda have two married daughters, Tressa and Kori, and seven wonderful grandchildren–the delight of their lives!!

Dean Hellekson

Dean Hellekson, Elder

Dean is an elder who was born in the great white north (Canada), and migrated south in 2000. His training began with theology studies at Canadian Bible College, and ministerial training at Greyfriars Hall in Moscow, Idaho.

Dean loves to play hockey where he can burn calories, build relationships with the hockey boys, and express his young Canadian past on the ice. He has a beautiful wife, Antonia, who has been left handicapped from a serious horse riding accident, and two delightful children, Azaleah and Isaiah, whom they adopted from Haiti.

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