Redeemer is a Church Plant

Redeemer Reformation Church is a church plant of the Providence Reformed Church of Winnipeg and is currently under the care of its Pastors, Elders and Deacons. The ongoing spiritual oversight and assistance from the congregation in Winnipeg has been invaluable to our health and growth as a church. We are praying that God will soon enable us to be a self-supporting and self-governing congregation. By God's grace we are very close!

Our local leadership

From left to right:

Deacon Wayne DeJong (on sabbatical)

Deacon Art Smit

Pastor Brian Cochran

Elder Tim VanderHooft

Elder Shane Williams

Minister of the Word

Rev. Brian Cochran has been serving Redeemer Reformation Church in Regina, Saskatchewan since 2010. He was ordained as a Minister of the Word in the United Reformed Churches in North America on March 12, 2010. 

Pastor Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible-Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California.

He is a native Southern Californian and now a permanent resident of Canada and loves the people of Regina, Saskatchewan (the winters are a little more of a challenge to love, but he enjoys playing with his kids in the snow and the beauty of hoar frost and sun dogs!). He did not grow up in Reformed churches but in a large non-denominational evangelical church. However, he became interested in Reformed theology through a mentor in his youth group and the writings, lectures and sermons of R.C. Sproul, John Piper, and Michael Horton (whom he was privileged to have as a seminary professor). He has a passion to preach Christ from all of Scripture, to teach God's Word to all ages, to sing with God's people in worship, to help people grow in maturity in Christ and to know the comfort, joy and hope of belonging to Jesus, our faithful Saviour (Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1).

Pastor Brian and his wife Julie were married in 2005, and have five children.

Elder Tim VanderHooft

Tim and his family have been members of Redeemer since August 2015. He was ordained as an elder in December 2017. He and his wife Jessie have three children.

Elder Shane Williams

Shane and his wife Joanne have been members of Redeemer since November 2015. He was ordained as an elder in December 2017. He and his wife Joanne have one child and another on the way.

Deacon Art Smit

Art and his wife Elaine have been members of Redeemer since May 2017. He was ordained as a deacon in February 2019. He and his wife have one child.