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Senior Pastor - Tim Kayser

Photo of Tim KayserTim is the Senior Pastor of Risen King after having been the Executive pastor and on staff since 2000. Tim preaches most Sundays and oversees the big picture of Risen King. He is excited to lead Risen King into a new season.

After receiving his BA in History from Simpson University, he attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned his M.Div. Tim is married to Echo and they have three children, two daughters and a son.  When not at church, Tim enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and playing a game of Settlers of Catan.

Tim Kayser's assistant, Jen McCloskey Tim's administrative assistant is Jen McCloskey

Community Life Pastor - Jim Padilla

Photo of Jim Padilla, Community Life PastorJim came to Risen King in the early 90's and transitioned to full time staff in 2002. He was drawn in by the presence of God through worship and the word. As community life pastor he does a variety of things, including overseeing maintenance of the campus, the Sunday morning welcome team, oversite of Focus Groups and facilitating special events. He loves connecting people to one another and to Jesus.

Jim and Dolores have been married since 1974 and have three children and eight grandchildren.

Administration & Guest Ministries Pastor - Robin Tompkins

Photo of Robin Tompkins, Director of AdministrationRobin joined the staff of Risen King in 2009, just in time for the church move to our facilities on Oasis Road. She earned a BA in Christian Ministry Leadership at Simpson University. She has a passion for helping people to hear the voice of God, grow in their relationship with the Lord and assisting the church to be as effective as possible at reaching the world with Christ's love. As Pastor of Spiritual Formation & Administration, Robin oversees the business administration of the church including technology, human resources, communications, oversight of the day to day finances and front office operations. Robin also oversees Guest Ministries (helping our guests get connected into the life of Risen King), teaches and provides pastoral care.

Robin married her husband Harmon in 1984 and they have three children, a daughter-in-law and two grandsons. In her spare time, Robin enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and finding outlets for her quiet creativity.

Meet our priceless Support Ministries staff that take care of so many day to day details.

Ryan Floridia, Worship Pastor

Photo of Ryan Floridia, Worship PastorRyan joined the Risen King team in September 2016 as Worship Pastor. He graduated in 2016 from Nyack College in Nyack, New York where he completed his Master of Divinity.  Before joining our team, Ryan was a worship leader for Chapel at Nyack and for his church.



Jason Hanson, Youth Pastor

Photo of Jason Hanson, Director of High school MinistriesJason married his wife Connie in 2011, the same year they began calling Risen King their home. They have three daughters. Jason completed two years of ministry preparation through the LIFE Equipping Center and feels a call on his life to full-time ministry. He is also passionate about leadership development and one-on-one discipleship. Jason’s past ministry includes inner healing ministries with men and at-risk teens struggling to be free from addiction. 

Something you may not know about Jason is… he is a “serious Michael Jackson fan”.

Sarah Brackett, Director of KIDS Ministries

Photo of Sarah Brackett, Director of Preschool MinistriesSarah completed her Liberal Studies degree in 2008 and Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential in 2009, both from Simpson University. She and her husband Brandon were married that same year and they have a son and a daughter. Sarah enjoys working with kids in schools, after school programs and at church and loves hearing their perceptions about life and God. She also loves seeing the light go on for children and adults alike when God is moving in their life. Sarah's ministry focus at Risen King is children from infant through Kindergarten.

Something that you may not know about Sarah… she spent 3 months in Hong Kong working at Mother's Choice, an orphanage and teen mothers' crisis center and hopes to travel more in the future.

Karen Magera, U-20 support and Receptionist

Missions & King's Eagles Ministries - John Wiseman

Photo of John Wiseman, Pastor of Missions and King's EaglesJohn has been a licensed pastor in the Alliance for over thirty-five years. He first attended Risen King in 2008. John has a shepherd’s heart and it comes through in what he does at the church: caring for maturing adults (King’s Eagles), facilitating Care Groups such as DivorceCare, GriefShare and Financial Peach University and championing the Global Impact and International Worker Member Care Support System.

He has a BS in Bible and Theology from Nyack College. John and his wife Deborah have been married since 1977 and have a daughter, grandson and three grand-dogs.

Pastoral Care & Life Group Ministries - Dave Hall

Photo of Dave Hall, Pastoral CareIn 2011 God opened the door for Dave to come to Risen King and he has never looked back. He serves in a variety of ways, from counseling to special projects to coordinating LifeGroups.

Dave is married to Leslie and they have two daughters, a son, and two dogs. He brings with him over thirty years of ministry experience, along with a B.S. from Biola University and a M.Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary. When he'’s not in church, he loves adventuring outdoors and building and remodeling things.

Prayer Ministries - Jen McCloskey

Photo of Jen McCloskeyJen has been involved in church ministry for many years and joined the Risen King team in 2006. Jen coordinates and oversees Prayer Ministries which include the Kingdom Ministry Team (our Sunday morning prayer team), Prophetic Encouragement and other Prayer ministry events. Jen also assists Tim Kayser and oversees the church calendar and the usage of the facility.

Jen is married to Tom and has two children, Travis and Haley. She loves people and because of that enjoys being a part of soaking prayer ministry. Recently, she conquered her fear of flying and looks forward to traveling to minister outside of Redding!