Leadership

Clergy & Staff

Luke Rasmussen

Rector

In November of 2021, Luke was installed as the rector of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Pendleton, SC. Raised in Pensacola, Florida, he attended the University of West Florida, where he received a B.A. in History. After graduation, he moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Theological Seminary, where he received a Master's in Divinity and a Master's in Counseling. After seminary, he and his wife Sara Frances moved to Charleston, SC, where Luke served as an assistant at St. Michaels Church. In the summer of 2015, he and his family moved to the upstate to help plant Christ the Redeemer with the The. Rev. John Hall. His time at Christ the Redeemer has been filled with much joy as he serves them as their pastor. Luke is married to Sara Frances, and they have four children and one on the way. In his free time, you will find Luke spending time with his wife and children playing games, hiking, or reading good books. 

John Hall

Assisting priest

John is married to Kathy, and  they have four children and four grandchildren. Together they have been involved in pastoral ministry all their married life serving churches in Appalachia, university towns, and in London. John recently has assisted young church planters. During their time in Greenville, John and Kathy helped form and lead a multi-racial group called “Our Beloved Community” which was transformative for John. 

Kathy Hall

Deacon
(on sabbatical)

Kathy is married to John, and they have four children and four grandchildren. They moved to Greenville, S.C. in 2011 where they helped form and lead a multi-racial group called “Our Beloved Community.” For five years they lived in a neighborhood that was primarily made up of single mothers and their children. There they formed friendships that deepened and challenged Kathy’s walk with Jesus. She loves praying with and for people.

Jenna Yeager

Worship Arts Director

Jenna has been involved with music most her life and has been apart of worship teams in and out of college. She had the opportunity to intern with the band Alanna Story at Madison Park church in Indiana, learning what a worship leader is and does. She longs to see people worship the Creator and praise His name. She wants to lead people into the presence of God and help point to true worship.
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Jennifer Fryland

Children's Director

Jennifer is married to Christian, and they have two daughters, Eleanor and Hannah. They met while students at Clemson and then served on staff with The Navigators campus ministry at both Clemson and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Jennifer enjoys reading and going on adventures with her husband and girls. She is excited to come alongside parents as we all seek to point our kids to Jesus.

Heather Smith

Nursery Coordinator/Admin

Heather is married to Hudson and the stay-at-home mom of 3 young children.  She and Hudson are graduates from Erskine College and Ohio State University.  She enjoys serving Christ the Redeemer by making sure the nursery is well-stocked with snacks and volunteers and by scheduling the church’s various ministry teams.

Janet Masters

Mercy Ministry Director

Janet grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.  After raising a family in Easley,  she now lives near Caesar’s Head, not too far from her two sons, daughter in laws and three grandchildren who live in and around Brevard.  Janet has been in prayer ministry for 25 years, trained in Immanuel Prayer,  and has been part of Christ the Redeemer since 2019. 

Amanda Hackney

Director of
Administration & Formation

Dr. Amanda Hackney is a theologian and catechist (catechist is a fancy word for ‘teacher’ in the church). She has taught several college and seminary courses on the Holy Spirit, and she has spent over a decade teaching Bible studies and discipleship seminars in Anglican and Evangelical churches across Canada. Amanda has a PhD from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. She is a giant sci-fi nerd, loves to cook, and is taking full advantage of the many walking and hiking trails in Upstate South Carolina.

Taylor Phillips

Director of
Outreach & Youth

Taylor grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and has lived in the upstate of SC since 2013. With a background in wildlife biology, she has been involved in developing and leading nature walks and nature discovery camps that help youth and adults connect more with the natural world around them. Taylor enjoys hiking, bird watching, reading, and sitting in the yard with her chickens. She is excited to help cultivate connections between CTR, youth, and the surrounding community. 

Vestry

Windsor Sherrill, Scott Holcombe, David Sturkey, John Summers, Chuck Hill, Ann Harris