Meet Our Team
Dr. Mike Routt – Lead Pastor
Mike came to Redemption Hill in February 2002. He serves as a visionary leader, and is currently leading the church through a total campus relocation. In his ministry, he loves preaching, teaching, and coaching/mentoring “younger guys” in the ministry. He also greatly loves the people he serves, those who are called “Redemption Hill.” The church family affectionately calls him “Dr. Mike” because of his earned doctorate from Southern Seminary in Louisville.
Mike loves hiking in Colorado, whether it be on a trail with his wife or a 14,000+ ft. mountain with members of the 14er club from “The Hill” (he has hiked 30 of them so far). He also enjoys “diving into” a good steak, occasionally munching on a bag of potato chips, and eating at any Chick-Fil-A. He is the husband of Kathy, the father of Rachel, Holly (Scott), and LeeAnn (Jack), and is incredibly blessed to be “papa” to Daniel, CJ (Caleb Jackson), Liam and Brenlee. Mike is also a HUGE fan of University of Kentucky basketball, loves to read (especially books about leadership, history and biographies), and enjoys working out at a local gym. His life’s verses are Philippians 3:13-14.
Ross Jagers – Executive/Student Pastor
Ross has been the Student Pastor at The Hill for more than 10 years. He was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. After graduating high school in '97 he attended Ouachita Baptist University where he graduated with a BA in Speech Communications. While at Ouachita he met the love of his life Natalie. After college they were married and God soon moved them to Shreveport to serve at Broadmoor Baptist Church. He served there for almost 5 years as the Middle School Student Pastor before God opened the door for them to serve at RHC in 2008.
Ross and Natalie have three kids: Colton, Rylan and Merrak. When he is not at the church he is with them. As a family they love to hike, play and hang out at home. Ross is a die-hard New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers fan. Don’t hate! He is an avid Coke drinker, cajun food eater and lover of bacon!
Ian Mavity – Worship Pastor
Ian joined the staff in January of 2018. He has attended Redemption Hill Church since he was 13 years old and was called to ministry in his early 20s. He got his B.A. in Christian Ministry at The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Colorado native and loves the city of Colorado Springs. In 2019 Ian married the love of his life, Amy. Together they are serving the church and doing their best to be a great team for Christ.
Ian loves spending time with his wife and their golden retriever Tillie. He has a passion for music and searching for new songs that could be sung at Redemption Hill Church. Ian is a huge Colorado Avalanche fan, a lover of food, and going to the movies.
Desiree Walthall – Preschool Director
Desiree joined the staff at Redemption Hill in August 2020. Desiree, her husband David, and their three sons joined the church in 2011 and she volunteered in the nursery, AWANA Clubs and the Women’s Ministry Team. After three years, God led her and her family to Kentucky where they joined membership at Porter Memorial Baptist. Kentucky also opened the door for Desiree and her family to become foster parents.
In 2017, Desiree and her family moved back to Colorado and immediately rejoined Redemption Hill and started serving again. She served as the assistant nursery director starting in 2017 and after much prayer accepted the position as Preschool and Nursery Director when the need arose in 2020.
Desiree and her husband recently adopted their 2-year-old son Jackson through foster care. They continue to be active in the foster care system and are support group leaders at Hope and Home. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, playing games with family and friends, and visiting her home state of Tennessee.
Kathy Routt – Children's Director
Kathy has been the children’s ministry director (grades 1-5) at The Hill since 2009 and has been involved in children’s ministry since she was a college student at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Her passion is that each child and preteen who enters our church will feel the presence of God, hear His voice, and become a life-long follower of Jesus! Kathy is married to Mike (yes, the pastor) and they have three amazing daughters, two son-in-laws, and three handsome grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter! She enjoys mission trips, hiking, reading, Chick-Fil-A, and being with family.
Carl Stults – Adult Impact Ministries (AIM) Director
Carl was born in Oklahoma City and was adopted at the age of five days old. He is ever-so-grateful his adopted family was Christian and Southern Baptist! His mother led him to the Lord at the age of five. He was raised in Florida and Georgia (go Dawg’s) and appreciates a good use of the term “ya’ll.” Upon graduation from high school, Carl worked in construction and then proudly served four years in the United States Air Force. Carl recently retired after working for the same employer for thirty-nine years. Carl’s favorite pastimes are reading history (the older, the better), Old Testament historical and geographical studies, overseas mission trips, and spending time with the love of his wife AnnaLee.
Carl joined membership with Redemption Hill Church in 1996. His service motto is Senior Adults, who have experienced much and have much to offer, are the backbone of the local church. Carl’s passion is spending time with Redemption Hill Senior Adults, laboring together in service (and fun) to Jesus Christ.
Lori Cantwell – Administrative Assistant to Lead Pastor
Lori has worked at the church since 2008 and has been a member since 2002. She loves serving the people of Redemption Hill Church. Lori is married to Wayne, and they have two adult daughters and an adult son. They also have three granddaughters and two grandsons. When she is not at work she likes to go on long hikes/walks with her husband and spend time with her family.
Sue Kellner – Business Office Administrative Assistant
Sue has been with RHC since May of 2015 and helps the Adult Impact Ministries in addition to her work in the business office. Sue, and her late husband Mark, moved here from Jacksonville, FL when Mark became the Worship Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church (FEFC). Together they were in ministry for over 35 years in various churches around the country. She is also the Worship Administrative Assistant at FEFC, serving on the praise team and in the music office. Sue has five children, five grandchildren, and one Apricot Westiepoo named Shiloh. Her oldest Son, Zachary, is now the Worship Pastor at FEFC, following in dad’s footsteps! One of her favorite verses for this time in her life is Romans 12:12, "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." Sue loves all kinds of music, sailing, any kind of craft and traveling to see her family.