our team

We have a passion for people, our city and our world. Our culture and leadership is characterized by worship, the love of God, and a genuine call to ministry. These core values have been shaped by our rich history of great co-workers and energy; always pressing forward in our call to love God and love others.


    lead pastor

    Janas grew up in Northern New Jersey.  He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) with a B.S. in Economics. He attended Westminster Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity. After working in the business world as a management consultant, God called him into full-time pastoral ministry. He served as the pastor of reGeneration in New Jersey for over a decade before coming to Redeemer in 2017. Janas is happily married to his wife Esther and they have three children, Zoe, Johannes, and Alethea. 

    Janas is thankful that God has called him to shepherd Redeemer and minister to our community in Sugar Land, Texas.  Janas is passionate about building bridges among different people and bringing God's people together as one in worship of our Lord.  He enjoys preaching God's Word, shepherding God's flock, and learning about different cultures and cuisines.  

  • Kevin ArÉvalo

    Associate Pastor

    Kevin is from the bagel and pizza capital of the world - Long Island, New York! He's a second-generation Salvadorian who lives in the "hyphen" of Salvadorian-American. He's a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Psychology. He attended Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando) where he obtained his Master of Divinity. Kevin has been married to Beverly since 2013. They both said they would never marry another Salvadorian and they're grateful for God's sense of humor! They have three young children, Adriana, Diego, and Matias. After graduating seminary they moved to Queens, NYC where Kevin served on staff at a church. However, God had different plans and lead the Arevalos to Sugar Land! Kevin is excited to minister to the students and parents of Redeemer as well as provide oversight to the Community Groups. Kevin enjoys preaching (and learning about preaching), exploring the beauty of cities & urban areas, going on walks with the family, and hanging out with friends over good coffee. Kevin's upbringing has planted in his heart a domestic and international desire: to see the church in the States reflect gospel diversity and to some day help equip and train pastors in El Salvador.

  • Elana Fell

    children's ministry

    Elana grew up in Georgia and Alabama and moved to Texas after marrying her husband, Nathan, in 2012. She and Nathan both attended the University of South Alabama (go Jags!), where she graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art. 

    After graduating, she worked as a graphic designer for 11 years while Nathan finished grad school and their family grew. Now, they have three wonderful kids and a scruffy little rescue terrier.

    She loves art, crafts, reading, and singing, making children’s ministry the place to be! Being raised in the church and homeschooled along with her four siblings gave her a strong foundation in the gospel for which she is deeply grateful. She strives to support and encourage parents of Redeemer as they plant seeds of truth and disciple the youngest hearts of the body of Christ together!


    Music Director

    Tim is from the great state of Oklahoma. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma where he completed his bachelors in music performance in trombone.  He then moved to New York City to attend the Manhattan School Of Music for his masters in music for bass trombone. While in New York City he met his future wife April, who was working on her masters in music for piano.  While living in NYC, Tim served as the worship music coordinator at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. He soon realized that he had a great desire to produce and foster beautiful music in the church. They moved to Texas in 2015 and quickly found Redeemer SL to be the church community they gravitated towards. They love being a part of the community at Redeemer SL and find it invaluable that their two girls, Lydia and Stella, are nurtured and cared for by the entire church community as if they were their own children.

  • Sarah Kuo


    Sarah was born and raised in Connecticut. She grew up listening to her parents sing in the choir of their tightly knit Korean immigrant church and played keys in the youth group praise band. She graduated with a B.M. in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School and Ed. M. in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She met her husband, Mike, at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City where together they served on the launch team for the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church plant. Sarah served as Emmanuel’s Music Coordinator for nine years.


    In 2013, after moving cross country, Sarah knew they found their church family at Redeemer Sugar Land by the gospel-centered teaching, caring community, and worshipful music. She has since served in Redeemer’s music ministry singing and playing keys, coordinating special music offertory, and bringing music recitals to nursing homes. She leads a Redeemer praise band with her husband on guitar and their three musical children, Daniel (cello), Sophia (keys), and Carissa (fiddle). “We become what we worship,” and Sarah’s chief joy is to engage the congregation in worshipful music for an audience of One.


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  • mike kuo

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  • John thaxton

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diaconate (and Diaconate assistants)


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  • Florence Hwang

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  • Nick Johnson

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