Adam Odell

Adam Odell

Adam Odell, Associate Pastor

Adam grew up in the Chicago area and attended Taylor University, where he met his wife, Kate.

With over 20 years of experience serving as a youth pastor, Adam brings a heart as big as his experience to Redeemer. After completing his Master of Divinity, Adam served as the Youth Pastor at Intown Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2003, Adam and his family moved to Lincoln where Adam served for five years as the Youth Pastor at Zion Church. Adam’s love for children and his passion for reaching and serving the urban neighborhoods in downtown Lincoln drew him to partner in establishing Redeemer. Adam’s life calling is to connect people to Jesus Christ and to one another.

Adam and Kate have five children: Caleb, Isaac, Micah, Jacob and Kiah.

Hope & Ray Blanton

Hope & Ray Blanton

Hope Blanton, Women's Ministry Equipper

Hope, her husband Ray, and their three children Cana, Thea, and Nias moved to Lincoln in July of 2011 for Ray to get a PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to becoming the Women’s Ministry Equipper at Redeemer, Hope spent years counseling at-risk youth in Philadelphia, providing postpartum and breastfeeding education to new moms in Austin, and staying home with her three children. Born in southern Illinois, Hope spent most of her childhood in a suburb of Dallas and later attended Texas Christian University and Temple University, getting a bachelor’s and masters in clinical social work. Along the way she has lived in five different states, four different college residence halls (three of which when she was married with children), and helped run a church youth group while also being the church janitor. 

Hope’s desire is that every woman at Redeemer has a deep encounter with Jesus and the all-encompassing power of the gospel, resulting in hope and change in their personal lives.

Hope enjoys cooking and eating tasty food, gardening with Ray, any kind of chocolate milk, being outside, and laughing really hard.

Jen Hinrichs

Jen Hinrichs

Jen Hinrichs, Church Administrator

Jen Hinrichs has been married to her feisty, wonderful husband for 25 years; together they have 4 feisty, wonderful daughters and two sons-in-law.

Jen grew up in south-central Nebraska, and moved to Lincoln to attend UNL and get her degree in accounting.  Jen helps with her husband's cabinet business, is a photographer, a deaconess, and helps in the church office. Jen desires to see her community transformed by God’s grace through encouragement, serving and sharing the Word of God inside and outside the church.


Brian Brown, RUF Campus Minister

Brian Brown was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, and graduated from Auburn University in 1997. After graduation, he spent 9 years as an accountant before being called to Covenant Theological Seminary, in St. Louis, MO, where he received a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in May of 2013. Brian became husband to his wonderful wife Rebecca in December of 2000. Rebecca was born in Ruston, LA, and received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Brian and Rebecca are blessed to be the parents of four fabulous children: Sarah Frances born in 2002, Catherine born in 2004, Patrick born in 2006, and Lillian born in 2008. Together they enjoy athletics, family movie nights, and anything in and around water. They moved to Lincoln the summer of 2014 for Brian’s call as the RUF Campus Minister at the University of Nebraska and are excited to worship, serve, and hang out with UNL students.