Ron has a deep love for the church and her calling to show Jesus to the world. His passion is to see people relate to Jesus at a very personal everyday level, and his teaching style reflects that. Ron and his wife Vicki have been serving Redemption and the Ojai Valley for 30 years, raising their 3 adult children here and now enjoying the joy of grandkids! Ron has led mission trips to multiple countries, expanding people’s vision for the kingdom of God. For fun, Ron enjoys hiking, dirtbiking, adventures with Vicki, and Mexican food.
Bud and Debra, his wife of 45 years, live in Ojai and have attended Church of the Living Christ since the mid nineties. He entered ministry in 2001 where he created the Fire Chaplaincy for Federal Fire Ventura County. He joined Ventura County Fire Chaplaincy in 2002 and is still a Chaplain with them for the Ojai area. When CLC became Redemption Ojai, he joined the staff as Care Pastor. Bud’s fire service career gave him a passion for the sick, the hurting and for those that are grieving. His hobbies include, wood working and fishing. (It is highly debatable if he is good in either one).
As a native Oregonian, Joshua and his wife Emily moved to Ojai in March of 2019 to join our team at Redemption. Joshua has been leading worship and ministries in various churches across the Northwest for the last 7 years. In his spare time, Joshua loves to ride bikes, play video games, watch movies, and of course play music.
Markus has served in ministry for over 30 years. He has planted churches and worked in various ministries with adults and youth. Markus also has worked for many years in the film industry as a producer and director. Markus and his wife Melody are glad to live in Ojai as they raise their five children. Outside of church work, Markus coaches high school football at Nordoff and is the head of the Young Life chapter in the Ojai Valley. In his spare time, he enjoys movies, more football, mountain biking, and hanging out with his family.
Assistant Youth Pastor
Joel has been attending Redemption since he was about 5 years old but had a powerful encounter with God at 18 that inspired him to spend a year in Colombia serving at a children’s home. Since then, his passion has been leading and discipling youth. He has a strong spirit of adventure and in his spare time you can catch him reading, listening to music, going to the movies, or exploring nature.
Kassie is a mother of two who was raised in Ojai and has spent most of her life here. She grew up attending this church where she participated in and then helped lead many parts of the children’s program. She is very excited to now return to us as the Children’s Ministries Director. Kassie also enjoys riding horses, camping, motorcycle riding and watching her kids many sports and extracurricular activities.