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We value team ministry at Redeeming Life Church.  In the Bible they did things two-by-two or even more-by-two.  Paul brought different strengths and perspectives than Barnabas.  Barnabas brought what Paul didn't have. God brought the two together for his mission and did more with them together than they might have done separately.  Later God partnered Barnabas with Mark and Paul with Silas.  And remember when Jesus sent the disciples out two-by-two?  We believe the same is true of us.  

We believe the Bible demonstrates that ministry should be done in team, and the church likewise should be lead by a plurality of Leaders and Elders. We also hold that Elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church while Deacons oversee the physical needs of the church.  


Bryan Catherman
Lead Pastor & Elder

Despite seasons in Idaho and a deployment to Iraq, Utah has been Bryan's 'home' since 1998. He holds two Associate Degrees from the College of Southern Idaho, a Bachelor's from the University of Utah, a Master's of Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Gateway Seminary. Bryan keeps a personal website at You may sign up to receive Pastor Bryan's "Ways to Pray for Redeeming Life" newsletter here

In 1998 Lisa and Bryan were married. They have boys: Asher, Daniel, and Titus, and a daughter, Lydia.  

Brett Ricley

Brett, Nicole, and Jonathan moved to Utah in 2012 from Omaha, Nebraska. Brett has been in full time ministry since 2008 and currently serves as a self-supported, church-planting missionary and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies & Student Ministry from Nebraska Christian College. Brett enjoys reading, graphic design, cheering for the Huskers, the Green Bay Packers, the Utah Utes, and keeps a personal website at You can sign up to receive his ministry e-newsletter here and partner with him financially here.

Brett and Nicole were married in 2008 and had their one son, Jonathan, in 2010. 

Pastor of worship

Born right here in Salt Lake City, Derek grew up attending churches all over the valley. However, it wasn’t until years later, after literally moving from coast to coast, that God finally got his attention. He returned to Salt Lake in 2012 and shortly thereafter, God called him into ministry.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Leadership & Ministry from Ohio Christian University and learning hand's on in  our Pastor in Residence training program.  Derek enjoys coffee, bacon, writing, and photography. He keeps a personal website at

He married Nina in 2013 and they are the proud parents of Talisa, DJ, Truett, John, and Josiah.

Executive MINISTER and
Children's Minister

Josiah is a Utah native, born right here in Salt Lake City. Raised in a Christian home, Josiah’s own children’s ministers were fundamental in shaping the foundation for his walk with God. Because of the lasting effect that these faithful leaders had on his life, Josiah has a huge heart for children’s ministry and kids everywhere.  In 2004, God opened his eyes to the brokenness and hurt in Salt Lake City.  God burdened Josiah for the west side of the valley and a desire to see our city redeemed by the power of the gospel.

He is passionate about pizza and secretly loves animal crackers.  He and his wife, Krystyl, were married in 2014. They look forward to helping raise up future generations in Christ Jesus, through children’s ministry, and seeing them bring about revival in their own world.

Josiah and Krystyl have one daughter, Madeline.



Ming grew up in upstate New York and moved to Salt Lake City in late 2014 to attend Neumont University. In 2017, he graduated from Neumont with a Computer Science degree and currently works full time at Workfront in Lehi, UT as a Software Engineer.

As our Minister of Worship, Ming plays multiple instruments and leads our faith family in seeing how awesome God is through musical worship each week.

Finance manager

Dave was born in Dallas, lived in Oakland, CA for five years and has been living in Salt Lake since he came to know Christ at eight years old.

David’s focus is to be a positive support for the Redeeming Life ministry staff and the larger church body. David is on loan from our sending church, Risen Life.  Before serving ministry staff, David was employed as a CFO and controller for various companies in the Salt Lake Valley since 1986.

He and his wife, Tina, have been married since 1986 and have two sons, Jeremy and Taylor.


Our Deacons are servant leaders who seek the opportunity to say, "Follow me and I follow Christ."  The Redeeming Life Deacons and (Deacon Team with the spouses) includes Jay Workman (Chairman), Zak and Tracy Harris, Benjamin and Berlynn Pierce, and Ed and Theresa Fall.  

church leadership team (CLT)

The Redeeming Life CLT is a group of lay leaders who serve as an advisory team to represent the congregation and offer wisdom and guidance to the Pastors and Elders.  The CLT includes Theresa Fall, Adam Handy, Berlynn Pierce, Ming Slogar (Interim), and Josiah Walker (Interim).    

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