Staff

KURT AMELANG

ASSISTANT WORSHIP LEADER

E-Mail: kurt@signsandwonders.band

Kurt has been leading worship through various churches and ministries since the age of 14, but he’s happy to have joined the Redeemer worship team in 2019. Kurt has a professional background in the automotive industry, as well as owning and operating an online marketing and business development company.

Kurt and his wife, Cara, grew up in Brenham and currently reside in Bryan, TX.

TREVOR BAIN

WORSHIP LEADER

E-Mail: t.d.bain@gmail.com

Trevor and his wife Magen moved to Brenham in 2016. They have since added two boys and a girl to the family: Thomas, James, and Liza. During the day he poses as a mild-mannered carpenter. In the evenings and on weekends he assumes his alter-ego: a mild-mannered husband, musician, and tabletop game aficionado.

AARON COTTON

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP

E-Mail: aaron@redeemerbrenham.org

Aaron was born and raised in the heart of Katy, TX and has been in ministry since 2008 serving families in the local church. He studied biblical counseling and graduated from the College of Biblical Studies in 2011. While in the trenches of full-time vocational ministry he sought further pastoral training and graduated in 2016 from Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. With a drive for gospel saturation, Aaron completed the 2017-2018 functional residency through the Houston Church Planting Network. In September of 2022 Aaron joined our team to be our Associate Pastor of Discipleship. He is passionate about making, maturing, and multiplying disciples of Jesus and seeing the church equipped for the work of ministry. Aaron has been married to his beloved wife Kloé since 2013 and they 2 children, Judah and Ruby.

BETHANY DAWSON

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

E-Mail: bethany.dawson02@gmail.com

Bethany has a real joy for teaching and disciplining children. During the school year, she works as an elementary school teacher and serves at Redeemer as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. During the summers she and her family enjoy serving in various camping ministries. Bethany and her husband Roy live in Old Washington with their two kids: Harper and Tucker.

ROY DAWSON

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT MINISTRY

E-Mail: roy@redeemerbrenham.org

Roy and his wife, Bethany, enjoy country living with their two children, Harper and Tucker, and also enjoy spending time with youth in both camping ministry and education. Roy graduated from Emmaus Bible College in 2014 and had been serving the community as a first responder. Now he and Bethany both work in education together.  In his spare time, Roy loves all things outdoors.

JULIE FORMAN

OFFICE/FACILITY ASSISTANT

E-Mail: forman.julie@gmail.com

Julie has been in Brenham and around the Redeemer community since a move from Atlanta in 2009. She and her husband Dave were married in 2004 and have four children: Norah, Emma, Hudson and Adeline. She has served in various capacities for multiple non-profits over the years. In her spare time she can be found studying mental health and how to serve those with mental illness.

DEBBIE HYDE

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR

E-Mail: debbie@redeemerbrenham.org

Debbie has worked with various non-profits throughout the years and has been on staff with Redeemer (and formerly Christ Church Brenham) since 2010. In addition to her role at Redeemer, she is also a Real Estate agent with Legend Texas Properties. She enjoys meeting new people and serving her community both through the church and as a Realtor®

MARCUS LAWHON

LEAD PASTOR/ELDER

E-Mail: marcus@redeemerbrenham.org

Marcus has been investing in the Brenham community for more than two decades, previously serving as director of Faith Mission and Mission Brenham. He received a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and currently serves as Director of HaMoreh Ministries. He is married to Wendy, and they have seven children: Ethan, Sam, Ben, Megan, Anna, Elijah and Katherine.