Redemption Hill's Elders

We are led by a team of biblically qualified male Elders who serve as shepherds under Christ.  Each elder acts with equal authority, yet differs in their responsibilities.  Elders work in mutual regard, collaboration, and unity with one another.  They make decisions on behalf of the church with both prayerful conviction and pastoral sensitivity.

  • Ben Cunningham

    Pastor/Elder - Teaching and Worship

    Hi, I’m Ben Cunningham and I’m the Pastor/Elder of Teaching and Worship at Redemption.  I oversee musical worship, our elder team, church vision, children’s ministry and I occasionally preach and teach.  I grew up in Rohnert Park, CA and was married to my pretty wife Bree in 2002.  We have four kids, Micah, Grace, Hudson and Ella.  My wife teaches at Rincon Valley Christian School as a kindergarten aide where our children go to school.  I attended the SRJC for my general college education, and then I finished up at Biola University with a degree in Bible.  I went on to Talbot seminary for a Masters in Theology and am currently pursuing a ThM at Western Seminary.  After our time in LA, my wife and I returned to Sonoma county to help strengthen the church in this area.  I was a staff elder at what was formerly Calvary Community Church for the past 10 years before we merged with Foothills Community Church to become Redemption Hill Church (confusing I know).  I love my fam, books, all things Andrew Peterson, theological conversation, solitude, and watching God work in our church and county.

  • Kelly Hubley

    Elder - Life Groups

    Hello my name is Kelly Hubley. I have served as a lay elder at Redemption Hill Church since the merge of Foothills and Calvary in 2017. Prior to serving at Redemption I was serving God and his flock as an Elder at Calvary community Church in RP since 2010. I have been a resident of Sonoma County since our family moved up from Marin in 1960. My wife claims residency a tad longer than that. Watching the county grow over those 57+ years gives us a perspective of the changing needs of our community that serves my shepherding role well.

  • Tim Swanson

    Pastor/Elder - Preaching and Administration 

    Tim and his wife, Alisa, have been married since 1997 and have three children: Ashley, Trenton, and Tyler. He has served as a Pastor/Elder at Redemption Hill Church since the “marriage” of Foothills Community Church and Calvary Community Church into one new church during August 2017. Tim ministered as the Lead Pastor at Foothills Community Church for 9 years prior to the merger. In addition, he served on the pastoral staff of First Baptist Church of Windsor for 7 ½ years as well as in staff and volunteer positions at First Baptist Church of Castro Valley for 8 years. His passion is to “help people understand the hope of salvation through Jesus Christ, challenge them to live as Christ lived, and equip them for the work of God’s ministry.” As a pastor’s kid and pastor’s grandkid who didn’t initially want to follow Christ, Luke 9:23 has been a transformational verse in his life: “And (Jesus) said to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me’” (ESV). Tim received a Master of Divinity degree in Theology from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University of Hayward (East Bay). Some of his greatest joys include reading God’s Word; going on dates with his wife; spending time with his children; aviation; playing sports; and watching the Giants, Raiders, Warriors, and Iowa Hawkeyes.