Pastors & Staff

Steve Pierson

Elder/Lead Teaching Pastor

Pastor Steve has been in ministry since 1995. He and his wife Tricia were married in that same year and they have three children together, Makenna, Trevor, and Emma. Pastor Steve is a native of Southern California and is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and the USC Trojans. 

Joe Funicello

Elder/Care Pastor

Pastor Joe has been in ministry for many years. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 37 years. They have two children together, Michael and Jannelle. Joe was a law enforcement officer in Southern California for 30 years before retiring to live in Utah in 2006. Joe loves to ski and travel to Maui.

Dax Johnson

Student Ministry /Associate Pastor

Dax joined the Redemption Hill team in 2017, shortly after the church was launched. Him and his wife Makayla were married in 2013. Dax has a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and is currently working on his Masters degree in Mental Health Clinical Counseling at Grand Canyon University.  

Makayla Johnson

Church Administrator

Makayla and her husband Dax lead our youth ministry. Makayla has grown up in Utah the majority of her life and is a pastor's daughter. Makayla is a certified ASL interpreter and loves her coffee.

Andrea Davilla

Ministry Assistant

Andrea has been at Redemption Hill since 2017. She has been married to her husband Brain since 2015. The two have four children, Gabriel, Adrian, Jo-Jo, and Andreas.  Andrea likes to teach gymnastics and enjoys camping with her family.

Steve Carter

Finance Director/Children's Ministry

Steve has been attending RHC since 2017. He and his wife Joannie have been married for 15 years. Steve loves camping and is an avid fisherman.

Meet the team.

Robert Marshall

Pastor Robert is an elder and teaching pastor at Risen Life Church (RHC sending church.
Pastor Robert came on as a "stand-in" elder in 2017 when RHC was launched.
                                 Amber Gordon
                              Women's Ministry
                               KC & Kate Reben
                  Worship and Video Production
  Lenny Bentancourt
Worship Leader