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. She assists Jacob in teaching and leading at The View.

    Their son, Tobias (age 7), is currently employed as a Second Grader and enjoys legos more than anything in the world.

    Their daughter, Felicity (age 3), enjoys playing with Barbies, 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.

  • Yemisi anderson

    Minister of children

    Yemisi grew up in Chicago and moved to Carbondale to attend SIU-C. She graduated from SIU-C with her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2019. She came on staff with Redeemer soon thereafter. She lives in Carbondale with her husband, James Anderson II, and her sons, James Anderson III (or as we know him: Baby James) and Isaac.