Redeemer Staff

Charlie is from Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama and then Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, where he worked as an attorney for four years. While attending Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Charlie discerned the call to ministry and went on to attend Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He then served with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship (PEF) as a missionary in Japan and afterwards joined the staff of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery. Charlie eventually moved to Evans, Georgia to be the organizing pastor of Redeemer. He is married to his wife, Winter, and they have three grown children, Charlie, Ellie and McKay.

Charlie Stakely
Senior Pastor
Jay Miller
Associate Pastor
Jay Miller
Associate Pastor

Jay Miller is the Associate Pastor at Redeemer Church. He graduated from Florida State University and then pursued a career as a sportscaster. Following the tragedy on September 11, 2001, the Lord intervened and began a series of transformative events in Jay’s life.  He has been involved in ministry for 13 years and has served in every capacity from volunteer youth leader to ordained pastor. He especially knows and loves the awkward, wild and wonderful lives of students and their families.  Jay completed his Masters of Divinity at Erskine Theological Seminary and also has apprenticed with the Faithful and True ministry that equips men to face their own sexual sin and woundedness.  He speaks passionately about the grace of Jesus from all of scripture and the wonder of His love as it is the only thing that gives him hope.  In 2003, Jay married the love of his life, Amy, and they have three young children: Grant, Lily, and Lyla. In addition to training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Jay loves sharing good stories, quoting movies, and shaving his head.

Eric Schievenin is Redeemer’s youth director. He graduated from Covenant College with a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies with an emphasis in Missions. Afterwards he married his wife Emily and moved to Charlotte, NC, where Eric attended Reformed Theological Seminary. During seminary, Eric volunteered with, interned at, and directed a youth group in Monroe, NC. Eric grew up an “Air Force brat.” If you ask him where home is he might respond, “Florida feels like home.” Besides God, Eric’s wife Emily is his greatest joy. Emily is a 4th grade teacher at Westmont. Eric LOVES being outdoors, reading a good book, talking with people, good food, and great company. Most importantly, Eric loves Jesus, who has radically molded his life and heart. Eric desires to live for Jesus, and to daily point others in His direction.

Eric Schievenin
Youth Director

Sheri Smith has served as Redeemer’s Music Director since 2003 and also works full time as a Music Therapist at the VA. In her "free time", she teaches piano, composes music for church and therapy, and performs for public and private events. Sheri and her husband Brian have four adult children.

Sheri Smith
Music Director

Donna is a graduate of Augusta College. She served Columbia County as an educator for almost thirty three years before retiring in 2011. She enjoys anything “horses”, including trail riding, sharing her passion with novice equestrians and informing her husband of needed repairs in the barn. She is an avid fan of all sports that her grandsons play, and she is a “closet” hairdresser. Donna is also an active advocate and volunteer with iCare. She and her husband, Jimmy, have three adult children and four grandsons.

Donna Rushing
Children's  Ministry Director

Support Staff

Lisa Greene
Allison Hodges
Administration & Office Manager

Redeemer Church

2540 William Few Parkway

Evans, GA. 30809


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