We are happy to introduce you to a new staff member at Redemption Church — Audra Swindell. Audra is joining our team as Ministry Coordinator. In this role, she will provide direction and support for all Sunday morning ministries and serve teams and also assist our pastors in key projects and initiatives during the week. Audra and Jesse joined our church family four years ago in August along with their children, Caroline and Brooks. We are very excited to welcome her to our team.

Tell us about your family:

My husband Jesse is a mechanical engineer, daughter Caroline is 5 and loves gymnastics and being bossy, and son Brooks is 2 and asks what time it is constantly and when you tell him, he nods like it means something to him.

How did you meet Jesus?

My parents and my church consistently taught Gospel truths that led me to realize my need for Christ when I was 9 years old. 

Where did you grow up?

Athens, Georgia (GO DAWGS!)

Favorite teams?

Georgia Bulldogs!

What do you do for fun?

Outdoor stuff, sit quietly by myself, snow ski, kayak, ride bikes, read

What are your favorite films?

Pride & Prejudice, Shawshank Redemption

What books have meant the most to you?

Holiness by JC Ryle, Chosen by God by RC Sproul, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

What is one surprising thing about you?

I have more than one story about altercations with baboons…more than two.  Also, when I grow up I’d like to be the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

What is one of your favorite Bible verse(s)?

Psalm 1.1-3

What are one or two things that excite you about Redemption Church?

I can bring/invite anyone from any walk or stage of life to church and know they’ll be treated with kindness and hear the truth of Scripture.

Growth in depth and breadth.