About the Pastor

Dave Strunk is originally from Knoxville, and like many, an ardent fan of UT sports. Dave is married to Laura and they have three kids: Lucy, Maisie, and Davey. One of Dave’s biggest reasons for living is to share the message that folks are loved by Christ, right in God’s sight, and forgiven. To Dave, this is the fuel for all of our true love of God and others in this world


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About the Children's Ministry Director

Hannah Meeks, our Children’s Ministry Director, grew up in Jellico, Tennessee and attended college at Colorado Christian University in Denver Colorado. She moved to Nashville in 2014 where she worked as a Resident Hall Director and received her Master’s at Lipscomb University. Now a resident in Knoxville, Hannah is one of a family of five and loves spending her time with people, cooking, road trips with friends, reading, kayaking, and exploring new places.


About the
Music Director

Amy Porter comes to Maryville Redeemer from just down the road, the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, where she enjoyed almost ten rich years of music ministry serving as Music Director.

Married to Russ, who works for Maryville College as both their Web Manager and as an instructor for their Mountain Challenge Program, they together are blessed with the on-going adventure of raising their four children: Chloe, (age 14,) Fiona and Kaelin, (11,) and Rowan, (8.)

Besides helping to shape worship music, Amy is so grateful for the experience of working for Knoxville's Community School of the Arts, The Knoxville Early Music Project, Pellissippi State's Music Department, founding Redeemer's Green Carpet Players, and most recently, working with the River and Rail Theatre Company. She and her family love almost anything that involves playing outside!