Nate Hobert, Pastor and Elder
As pastor, Nate oversees spiritual formation for Redeemer City. This includes teaching, discipleship, counseling, and City Group oversight. Before planting Redeemer City Church in 2014, Nate helped plant the Vine Church (also in Madison) and served for several years as a College Pastor in Iowa City. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Reformed Theological Seminary. Nate and his wife Amanda have three children: Grace, Sam, and Elise. Nate enjoys biking, running, disc golf, ultimate frisbee, and going on walks with his family and their dog Woodsey.
Jeff Larson, Elder
Jeff has served as an Elder since 2016, and one of his responsibilities as an Elder includes overseeing worship at Redeemer City Church. He also co-leads the South City city group. Originally from Milwaukee, Jeff attended Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and returned to Wisconsin in 2013 for his work as a physician at UW Health. He and his wife Becky have four children. Jeff is a sports enthusiast, enjoys playing golf, and is a musician (singing, guitar, piano, and worship leader).
Sam Harting, Elder
Sam became an Elder at Redeemer City in 2020, and he oversees Global Missions by supporting and caring for our global partners, leading and organizing short term trips, and engaging our church community in missions. He also co-leads the international-focused city group. Originally from Jesup, Iowa, Sam attended Iowa State University before moving to Madison in 2011. He currently works in technical services at Epic. Sam and his wife Jess have three sons. In his free time, Sam enjoys hiking, camping, reading, sports, and experiencing different cultures.
Sheena Lorenz, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
As Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Sheena creates Sunday school experiences that consistently teach the gospel, partners with parents to help them raise disciples of Jesus, and engages children to participate in lessons. Sheena grew up on a small family dairy farm in South Wayne, WI and attended Winona State University in Minnesota. Before returning to southern Wisconsin in 2016, Sheena worked as a volunteer coordinator and event planner in La Crosse and Duluth. She and her husband Mike help lead the South City city group in Fitchburg. Sheena enjoys spending time with her kids Pierce, Thea and Jesse, gardening, podcasts, reading, and traveling.
Emily Meshnick, Executive Assistant
In her role as Executive Assistant, Emily supports the Pastor, Elder team, and other ministry leaders with administrative tasks. This includes ordering supplies, organizing events, managing the church calendar, and coordinating with local partners who use our building. Emily is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. She moved to Madison in 2014 to work in healthcare IT as a project manager and trainer before leaving in 2021 to stay home with her son Levi. She and her husband Andrew help lead the West Side city group. Emily loves walking, baking bread, playing piano, and traveling with her family.