Pastor & Elders

Thiago Reis

Senior  Pastor

Senior Pastor Thiago Reis is the humble, and dedicated  leader of the Church of the Redeemer. A dedicated servant of Christ, Pastor Reis combines a deep love for the Lord with an enduring commitment to shepherd his flock with grace and truth.

Originally from Brazil, Pastor Reis brings a unique multicultural perspective to his ministry, embodying a worldview that embraces all children of God. His theological training is grounded in the Reformed Baptist tradition, and he is a firm believer in the foundational tenets of Christianity and the primacy of Scripture.

Throughout his pastoral ministry, Pastor Reis has consistently emphasized the need for authentic Christian living, emphasizing both personal spiritual growth and community service. He is passionate about preaching the Word of God in ways that are engaging, relevant, and transformative.

But beyond his pulpit ministry, Pastor Reis is known for his compassionate heart and open-door policy. His genuine concern for the spiritual and personal well-being of his congregation is evident in his approachable demeanor and his dedication to pastoral care. He is as comfortable providing biblical counseling as he is leading in-depth Bible studies.

Pastor Reis’ leadership has been instrumental in fostering a warm, inclusive, and spiritually vibrant environment at the Church of the Redeemer. His vision is for a church that not only worships God with fervor but also serves as a beacon of hope and love in the local community and beyond.

With his wife Cristiane and seven children by his side, Pastor Reis continues to serve God and His people faithfully, leading the Church of the Redeemer towards its divinely vision.

Lee Clement 


Elder Lee Clement is a dynamic and committed leader at the Church of the Redeemer. His devotion to Christ, combined with his spiritual wisdom and servant leadership, significantly contributes to the spiritual growth of the church community.

As part of the elder-led church model, Elder Clement takes his role to heart, providing pastoral care, spiritual guidance, and prayerful support to the congregation. His leadership style mirrors Christ's humility and compassion, fostering a culture of mutual respect and shared responsibility within the Church of the Redeemer.

A man of empathy and humility, Elder Clement is known for his approachability and his keen ability to listen. His calm demeanor and thoughtful insights provide a sense of peace and assurance to those seeking spiritual guidance or dealing with life's challenges.

When not serving the church, Elder Clement cherishes time spent with his family and enjoys indulging in his hobby of woodworking. His life and his faith are profoundly influenced by Romans 12:2: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Elder Lee Clement is truly a spiritual beacon within the Church of the Redeemer, serving his faith community with dedication, love, and the steadfast commitment to the Gospel.

Steve Soponski


Elder Steve Soponski is a steadfast leader and spiritual mentor at the Church of the Redeemer. His unwavering faith, deep understanding of Scripture, and dedication to serving the congregation exemplify his commitment to the elder-led church model.

A Massachusetts native, Elder Soponski has been an integral part of the Church of the Redeemer for many years. He stepped into the role of elder with a heart full of love for Christ and a desire to guide the congregation towards a deeper understanding of their faith within the Reformed Baptist tradition.

In line with the ethos of servant leadership, Elder Soponski performs his duties with humility and grace, whether he's facilitating Bible studies, offering pastoral care, or leading in prayer. His leadership style is marked by inclusivity, encouraging active participation and fostering a sense of belonging within the congregation.

Beyond his roles within the church, Elder Soponski is deeply connected with his community, always eager to serve and make a positive impact. He balances his church commitments with a loving family life, cherishing every moment spent with his spouse and children.

Elder Soponski's life and service echo the essence of scripture from Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

Through his dedication to serving the Church of the Redeemer, Elder Steve Soponski continues to inspire and guide the congregation with his wisdom, compassion, and unwavering commitment to the Gospel.

Bob Antonelli


Elder Bob Antonelli is a cornerstone of the Church of the Redeemer, serving faithfully in his role as an elder with a deep sense of commitment, wisdom, and grace. His life is a testament to his strong faith and his unwavering devotion to the church and its congregation.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Elder Antonelli has been part of the Church of the Redeemer for many years. He answered the call to serve as an elder, drawn by a sense of divine calling and a passion for nurturing the spiritual growth of the church community.

Bob is well-known for his compassionate nature and his ability to connect with people from all walks of life. His warm and welcoming demeanor, coupled with his dedication to embodying Christ's love, make him a beloved figure in the Church of the Redeemer.

As a pillar of the Church of the Redeemer, Elder Antonelli continues to pour his heart and soul into serving the Lord and the congregation with humility and love.