We believe that Christ has instituted three offices in the church: minister of the Word, elder, and deacon. At Redeemer we are blessed to have the following men serve us in these offices.
From left to right:
Deacon Wayne DeJong
Elder Shane Williams
Deacon Todd Girgulis
Pastor Brian Cochran
Elder Tim VanderHooft
Deacon Art Smit
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.
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.
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.
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 two children.
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 Elaine have one child.
Wayne has been a member of Redeemer since July 2012. He was ordained as a deacon in March 2016. He met his wife Karen at Redeemer and they have one child.
Todd and his wife Kim have been a members of Redeemer since March 2020. He was ordained as a deacon in February 2022. (photo coming soon)