Meet our Leadership Team

Andrew Goyzueta

Assistant Pastor, Teaching Elder

Andrew grew up in New York (the state, not the city), though he can pronounce "y'all" with the best of them. How did a yankee from the North learn to speak Southern? Well, living in North Carolina for six years certainly helped. After graduating from Davidson College with a BA in Religion, Andrew felt the tug of ministry. He worked for two years as an intern with Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at Duke University, then moved out to St. Louis, Missouri to drink coffee and pursue a seminary degree. After earning his Master of Divinity (read "Mastered by Divinity") from Covenant Theological Seminary, Andrew served as the Pastoral Apprentice at South City Church in St. Louis. He's married to Amanda (the craziest Cardinals fan he's ever met), and together they have one daughter (Emma) and one dog-ter (Penzey, the toy poodle).

 Scott Karr  Ruling Elder

Scott Karr

Ruling Elder

Scott grew up in Greenville, was schooled locally, and is now a CPA.  Sushi for lunch and a strong bike ride up Paris mountain in his off hours help make a good day better.  Who knew accountants weren't just about numbers?  Though a committed and hard worker, if he had his druthers (and could do so in good conscience), he'd spend every weekend with his wife, Heather, and three kids split between the beach and backpacking in the mountains.  

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Robin Smoyer

Administrative Assistant

Raised a northern girl from Pennsylvania, Robin moved to South Carolina five years ago. Smart move!  She and her husband, Matt, have two young children who all enjoy being outdoors and enjoying all things earthy.  They are frequently drawn to the clear clean mountain lakes and streams of our region for their getaways.  We are thrilled to have her as a part of our Redeemer staff and team.  

 Ryan Stone  Director of Worship Music and Liturgy

Ryan Stone

Director of Worship Music and Liturgy

Ryan.  Married to sweet Becky.  Both are school teachers yet work at two very different schools.  Three rambling kids.  Two are boys which look the same and happen to be the same exact age while the third gets her way because she's so darn cute.  Ryan has been playing and leading music at Redeemer since Redeemer was a mere thought.  He attended Redeemer while a student at Furman and decided to stick around (yay!).  If he's not canning some garden vegetables, or creating homemade bitters, you'll find him sitting behind a guitar or hammer dulcimer while listening to The Wood Brothers.  

 Jason Cole  Director of Youth Ministry

Jason Cole

Director of Youth Ministry

Jason is a misplaced soul . . . he is a surfer living in the mountains.  You can kinda tell that from the pic, right?  A kind disposition, generous attitude, and patient grasp of the good news of Jesus mark Jason.  He understands well what drives people away from, and to, the cross of Jesus in distrust and trust.  He is willing to be vulnerable and able to be challenged so that he makes more of Christ than himself.  When not playing Gaga Ball with our youth, he is hanging out with his sweet and beautiful wife, Lauren, and chasing his offspring, Bella, Roman, and Gia.  We are so thankful that he oversees our youth and youth ministry team.  

 

Heather Karr

Communications Director

Have trouble understanding Twitter, Instagram, Facebook?  Not Heather.  She is our social media specialist helping communicate the goings on of Redeemer to the members and the world at large.  Married to Scott and mother to 3M's (Mikey, Maddox, and McKenna), the carpool line becomes her office while she multi-tasks.  Some know her by "Coach Karr" while she doubles as our Redeemer co-ed softball captain.