Redeemer Stories | Ron & Abby Downing

If you were at our Midtown congregation yesterday, or Johnson County two weeks ago, you had the opportunity to meet our newest staff member: Ron Downing has joined our team as our new Executive Director of Worship!

This announcement is the culmination of two stories:

The first is Ron and Abby’s story—how they both moved to Kansas City, met, started their family, and began to navigate God’s calling on their lives. This journey brought them to Redeemer in 2012, and then took them to Louisville, KY, where Ron attended seminary at Southern Seminary and they served at Sojourn Community Church.

The second is the story of what God has been doing at Redeemer over the last seven years. In the midst of multiplying services and multiplying congregations, our Elders prayed for God to bring us a leader to provide broad direction and oversight to our worship across congregations. This role would also allow Wes Crawford to more specifically focus his efforts at Redeemer Midtown, and empower Mason Gentry to do the same in Johnson County.

This summer, these two stories intersected, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Ron and Abby back to Kansas City and to our team.

Check out the video above to hear a bit of Ron & Abby’s story, and be sure to say hello when you see them on a Sunday!


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