New Staff Member – Chace Ifland
We are happy to introduce you to a new staff member at Redemption Church — Chace Ifland. Chace is joining our team as Community Coordinator. At this time, this is an unpaid position, and we are grateful for Chace’s investment in our ministry.
In this role, he will provide direction and support for connection, membership, and small groups. Chace and Maddie joined our church family in January of 2020 as they moved back to Edmond after finishing seminary and a residency in North Carolina. Chace and Maddie have also become recent parents to Imogene.
Tell us about your family:
My wife Madison is a wedding photographer and we are both from Edmond. Our daughter Imogene was born on April 22nd! We also have a cat named Forest.
How did you meet Jesus?
I grew up in a Christian home and between my parents and our church I was taught the gospel from an early age. I can’t point to a specific date when I became a believer but it was when I was young.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Santa Cruz, CA but grew up in Edmond, OK
Oklahoma State Cowboys and San Francisco Giants
What do you do for fun?
Watch sports or Netflix, go camping, run, travel, read
What are your favorite films?
Bull Durham, It’s a Wonderful Life
What books have meant the most to you?
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, The Shepherd Leader by Timothy Witmer, Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
What is one surprising thing about you?
I love to cook and make dinner almost every night!
What is one of your favorite Bible verse(s)?
Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. – Colossians 1:28-29
What are one or two things that excite you about Redemption Church?
I love that Sunday mornings feel like a family gathering and that Redemption has great diversity when it comes to age. I also appreciate that everything we do is done through the lens of our mission and not so that we will have the biggest church, nicest building, or trendiest ministries and programs.