Worship Arts Coordinator
David is about as close to being a native New Yorker as possible, having lived here since he was a toddler. Growing up in Harlem and attending schools in East Harlem and the Upper West Side, he truly knows the hustle and bustle of the city. He recently finished his undergraduate degree in Music at Columbia University, where he trained as a trumpeter, composer and music theorist. David was incredibly blessed to have been raised in a Christian household, and his family has been associated with Redeemer for decades. In his role, he assists worship directors Mark and Harrison with any and all musical tasks, hoping to keep the Redeemer worship tradition alive while incorporating his own artistic personality. His older sister Adrian works at West Side, and he is happily engaged to the love of his life, Victoria. When he’s not making, listening to or writing about music, David can be found playing Nintendo games, watching King of the Hill and/or enjoying absurdist memes.
Sunday Service Manager
Kari Jo Cates
Parent Ministry Specialist
Kari Jo moved to the City in 1996 as an starry-eyed newlywed. From the beginning, Redeemer's ministries have shaped her understanding of the gospel and the city. Hosting and leading Community Groups since she and her husband, Cory, first arrived years is one of the central parts of her family's life. She's held many roles at Redeemer both formal, as a Community Group Coordinator, and volunteer, including Deaconess, Trustee, Mom's Group Director and West Side Women founder and leader. Additionally, she is honored to serve on the faculty of City Seminary of New York in Harlem, where she is currently completing her MA in Ministry in the Global City. As a creative outlet and to make ends meet while her husband was in grad school, Kari Jo built her own calligraphy business, citywrites. The hardest and most rewarding job she's ever held, actually, is raising her four children — Nathan, Henry, Caroline and Betsy. Don't be surprised if you see Kari Jo speeding by on a Citibike on her way to the Redeemer offices where she's eagerly exploring ways to connect people to God and to each other within our Downtown congregation.
Community Group Coordinator
Charles is better known as “Cheech.” He was born and raised in Brooklyn. In 2010, he asked Christina to be his girlfriend three times before she said, “Yes.” They’ve been married since August 2015. He graduated from Cairn University with a Bachelors in Bible and a Bachelors of Social Work. A short time after, he was led to Westminster Theological Seminary to study theology and received a Masters in Divinity. He loves and reps NYC because of the diverse people, cultures and foods. Cheech loves all sports from local-known handball to basketball and everything in between. He is also a self-renown, amateur photographer and videographer.
Early Childhood Coordinator
Children’s Ministry Administrative coordinator
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Paige moved to New York City five years ago with her husband, Joseph, and has lived everywhere from Crown Heights to FiDi to the Upper West Side. As a part of our Children’s Ministry, Paige loves interacting with kids and being involved in their lives during the early developmental years to plant the seeds for growth.
Since attending Redeemer Downtown, Paige has noticed the congregation’s commitment to developing and growing a thriving community. She regularly attends a community group, serves on the communion team and is involved in the Gotham Fellowship.
Paige also enjoys snowboarding, working out, coffee dates, walking around the city and traveling to warm destinations (with a beach). Her favorite places around the Downtown area are Mad Dog and Bean on Stone Street, plus Industry Kitchen, with its view of the Brooklyn Bridge. If you ever need a haircut, Paige is also a hairstylist, and if you ever need someone to operate heavy machinery, she also knows how to manage a construction site!
Children’s Ministry Director
Morning Music Director
Community Group Intern
Evening Music Director
Rev. David Lee
Rev. John Lin
Susan Nacorda Stang
Director of Leadership Development
Andrés F. Quintero
Youth Ministry Manager
Generosity and Membership Coordinator
Rev. Jeff White