our staff

  • jacob swain

    Lead Pastor

    Jacob has been on staff at Redeemer since early 2009. He has served as Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor and now as our Senior Pastor. In his role as Senior Pastor he teaches in our Sunday worship services, guides the administration of the church throughout the week and provides leadership of our LifeGroup small group ministries.

    Sarah is a graduate of SIU-C and works as a Branch Office Administrator for Edward Jones Investments.

    Their son, Tobias (age 9), is currently employed as a Fourth Grader and enjoys basketball more than anything in the world.

    Their daughter, Felicity (age 5), enjoys playing with friends, having fun outside and going to the many parks around Carbondale.


  • Marian  MORRIS

    minister of music & worship

    Marian was born in Obu-Kwahu, Ghana in Western Africa and now lives in Carbondale with her husband (Theo) and their daughter (Nova). She graduated with a Masters Degree in Communication Disorders and Applied Linguistics from SIU-C. She is now a speech language pathologist at Brehm Preparatory School and came on staff with Redeemer in October 2019.