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Brad shares life with his doctor-wife, Kim, and their posse of three kids: Zora, Jesse and Isaac. Together they make their home with a dog, a cat, and a menagerie of other critters in God’s beautiful creation outside of Rocky Mount. Besides spending time with his wife and family, Brad’s greatest passion is sharing with others the with-God life--both inside and outside the Christian community. Brad also loves music, running, woodworking, and anything in the out-of-doors. Even though he was raised in nearby Floyd and Montgomery Counties, he and Kim have fallen in love with the people and landscape of Franklin County, and are proud to call it home. Brad has served as pastor of Redwood Church since 2009.


Rev. Susan Hughes

Minister of Community Outreach

Susan loves being a part of the body of Christ that is Redwood Church. She moved to Franklin County in 2000 and soon after found a new family and church home here. Her four children are now grown so Susan has returned to the working world and a new career in ministry after many years of being a stay-at-home mother. Her desire is to be immersed in local missions and to lead others to help her serve the needs of those in our very own community and enable them to experience God’s transforming love. Susan is also crazy about music and loves to play tennis.


Jessi Fortner

Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Jessi is a native of Roanoke and graduated from Sweet Briar College. She loves running, reading, and anything outdoors! Her passion is teaching youth and children to recognize that their stories are all a part of the larger Christian story, that they are important and loved. She believes deeply in spiritual practices and that God is present everywhere.


Ashley Cundiff

Director of Music Ministries

Ashley Cundiff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and French from Hollins University and a Master of Arts degree in music from Radford University. She is an active solo pianist, accompanist, music instructor, and director of ensembles and is currently an accompanist with Southwest Virginia Ballet and an adjunct instructor of music at Ferrum College in addition to her work at Redwood. Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, toddler daughter, and two cats, reading novels on pretty much any topic, and daydreaming about practice time, organic gardening, and household organization.


Cristen Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Cristen has over ten years' experience in human resources and office management in the corporate and business sectors. She also worked previously as a church administrative assistant. Cristen and her husband live in Martinsville with their two young children, where they're a part of Uptown Church, and where she also serves as Vice President of the Board of the Southside Survivor Response Center


Stacey Sink

Nursery Attendant

Stacey is a lifelong resident of Franklin County. She shares her life with her husband Keith, her three children, Levi, Olivia, and Jack, and her two pets, Rocco the dog and Cricket the cat. She and her family enjoy gardening and raising pigs and chickens. Stacey also enjoys reading, writing, crafting and organizing. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree from Liberty University. Stacey feels blessed to be part of the Redwood Church family.


Lisa Edwards

Pianist/Accompanist

Lisa is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and the Redwood community. She has shared her love of music with her church family, serving as pianist for more than 25 years. Over the years there have been many changes but one thing remains the same, and that is the spirit of love that Redwood embraces.


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