Meet the Team

Our team is made up of people who love the Lord and aim to humbly serve Redeemer Fellowship and the surrounding Newark community.

Meet the Team

Our team is made up of people who love the Lord and aim to humbly serve Redeemer Fellowship and the surrounding Newark community.



Lead Pastor

Joel Shorey serves as the lead pastor at Redeemer Fellowship where his primary pastoral responsibilities include preaching, leading the pastoral team, developing new leaders, and finding ways to serve our community. Joel grew up in Toms River, NJ, went to school at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland and pastored at Covenant Fellowship Church from 2005-2018. Joel and his wife Ashley have four children. In his free time, you can usually find Joel spending time with family and friends, reading a book, or hitting the gym.



Drew serves as a Pastor at Redeemer Fellowship where his primary responsibilities include leading our musical worship, leading our parent/youth ministry, leading our mercy ministries, teaching, and counseling. Drew grew up outside of Chicago, IL and moved to Philadelphia in 2008. He received his BA from West Chester University in PA, and Pastored in Philadelphia from 2014-2020. He and his wife Amanda live in Wilmington with their 2 dogs, and absolutely love spending time together, with friends and family, and building new relationships. Drew enjoys sports, board games, reading, movies, and music.



Sean Smith serves as a pastor at Redeemer Fellowship where his primary responsibilities includes oversight of our discipleship programs. He received his Bachelors of Science from West Chester University. In addition to being a bivocational pastor, Sean works as a Financial Advisor. Sean and his wife, Mary, have six children. He enjoys reading, discussing philosophy and theology, playing music with his wife, and spending time with their children.



Jason Stowell serves as a pastor at Redeemer Fellowship where his primary responsibilities include oversight of fellowship groups, teaching, counseling, and discipleship. Jason graduated from Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland before continuing his education through the Christian Counseling Education Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania. In addition to serving on staff at Redeemer Fellowship, Jason works at Christiana hospital as a registered nurse. Jason enjoys soccer, rock climbing, spending time with people, and doing anything outdoors and adventurous.


Pastoral Intern

Nathan Lee is a pastoral intern who helps in leading worship and serves as a fellowship group leader. He received both his BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Drexel University and currently works as a software engineer in West Chester. He has also served in college and small group ministries. Nathan and his wife Ashlee live in Hockessin with their two children. He enjoys sports, music, and writing code.



Deacon of Administration

Everett Petit serves as the Deacon of Administration at Redeemer Fellowship where his primary responsibility is for overseeing the administrative teams of the church (Sound, Function Support, Financial Systems, etc.) He received an Associate Degree in Accounting at York College of PA and a Bachelors of Technical Management from DeVry University. Everett and his wife Laurie live in Hockessin and enjoy Revolutionary War reenacting together. They have 5 children, one of whom is married, and four grandchildren.


Deacons of RedeemerKids

Andrew and Kinsey Towle serve as Deacons of RedeemerKids. They have served together in children’s ministry for the past thirteen years. They lead the ministry, overseeing the weekly administration of curriculum, workers, and the coordinating team. Andrew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Masters of Software Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Kinsey received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education/Special Education from Eastern University and her Masters in Speech Language Pathology from Temple University. They were married in Newark, DE in 2004. They enjoy walks in the neighborhood, star gazing, and ice cream from Woodside Creamery.

Summer Interns 2023

Josh Jackson
Vaughn Chambers
Jared Brown
Jared Lawrence

Ministry Team Leaders

Doug Nottage - Camera Operators & Lyrics Teams
Colleen Donahue - Communion Team
Kaleb & Rachel Burch - Hospitality Team
Everett Petit - Sound & Function Support Teams
Andrew & Kinsey Towle - RedeemerKids
Vaughn & Molly Chambers - Welcome Team
Brad & Tracie Pope - Care for Widows & Elderly
Ryan & Dani Boedecker - Care for the Poor
Becca Rudy - Care for the Orphan
Stuart & Carolyn Bradshaw - Care for those with Special Needs
Drew Chapman - Care for the Community


Allyson Shorey - Receptionist
Charity Imfeld - Administrative Assistant
Ashley Shorey - Social Media

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