Pastors, Staff and Leaders

Lead Pastor

willemans2012 Don Willeman is the founding pastor of Christ Redeemer Church. He has a Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and has led church-based ministries in Ohio, Michigan, Texas, and Vermont. In addition, he has campus-based ministry experience from his time in Ohio. He is married to Dori, and together they have four children. Don deeply loves living in the Upper Valley, enjoying its unique blend of small-town life mingled with the big-city opportunities of its world-renowned institutions.

Executive & Youth Pastor

RyanChris Audino is Executive Pastor and Youth Pastor at Christ Redeemer Church. Chris, a New Hampshire native, has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and History of Ideas, as well as a M.A. in Bioethics from Trinity International University. Prior to coming on staff at CRC, he worked in college administration, most recently as the Director of the Lebanon campus of Franklin Pierce University. He still enjoys the opportunity to teach college courses in religion, ethics and biomedical ethics. His wife, Erin, and four kids love being part of the vibrant community of CRC and of the Upper Valley! Contact

Campus Pastors

RyanRyan Bouton is the pastor at The Quechee Church in Quechee, VT. This is an extension of Christ Redeemer Church of Hanover and is CRC’s second church plant, having begun in January of 2018. He was raised in Central Florida and attended Dartmouth College. As a student he served as a pastoral apprentice to Don Willeman, and in 2001 he received a B.A. in Classics. Ryan and his wife, Jenny, served with Cru for 13 years at Brown University and Dartmouth College, and Ryan has an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary. He and Jenny have five girls and two boys. Ryan’s interests include playing the guitar, singing, teaching from Scripture, and biblical studies of all kinds. He has a great love for mythology, fantastic fiction, and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, as well as evocative, folk-guitar-rock music and all that calls the transcendence of God and reality to mind. Contact

DougDoug Cooper serves as a Pastor in Residence at Christ Restoration Church in New London, NH. This is an extension of Christ Redeemer Church of Hanover and is CRC’s first church plant, having begun in July of 2014. Doug completed a two-year program at Word of Life Bible Institute as well as earning an Associate Degree from River Valley Community College in Occupational Therapy. He also works as a per diem staff member with Genesis Rehab Services as a COTA in the Upper Valley and is presently completing his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Religion and English Literature. Doug and his wife Leah have four children. Doug loves a good cup of coffee, writing, poetry, and obscure vinyl records, to name a few. Contact

Pastoral Intern

scott sottosantiScott Sottosanti is a Pastoral intern at Christ Redeemer Church. While attending CRC as a Dartmouth student, God brought Scott to faith in Christ. He left Dartmouth in 2013 with a B.A./B.E. in Engineering Sciences with a focus in mechanical engineering. He and his wife Victoria moved back to the Upper Valley in 2018, where he’s currently also working part-time as a research engineer at DHMC. Prior to this internship, Scott worked in campus ministry and as an engineer in the defense sector. Scott is an avid ultimate frisbee player, who likes playing most sports, and will take almost any excuse he can to get outside. Contact

Coordinator for Special Projects and Strategic Planning

Lauren Groves Lauren Groves works part-time for Christ Redeemer Church as the Coordinator for Special Projects and Strategic Planning. Lauren grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College, and has worked in campus ministry, executive administration, and contract servicing. She and her husband returned to the Upper Valley in 2010 to found a biblical counseling center, CCEF New England, where she currently works part-time as the Assistant Director. In addition to her part-time jobs, Lauren is a full-time mom to three kids, who will tell you she loves adventures, sunshine, and talking to friends. Contact


Women’s Ministry Director

faye gillespie Faye Gillespie works part-time for Christ Redeemer Church as the Women’s Ministry Director. Faye grew up in San Diego, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Linguistics. She worked for Cru for 11 years ministering to college students at Brown and at Dartmouth College, which is what brought her to the Upper Valley and CRC. She and her husband, Jason, have 3 children. Faye’s favorite things are honest conversations, big hugs, sunshine, and cake. Contact

Student Interns

Drea Jenkins Drea Jenkins is a senior Computer Science major at Dartmouth. She grew up in Longview, Texas but enjoys Hanover’s cold and snow. At Dartmouth, Drea is involved in campus ministry where she enjoys organizing events and leading worship. She is also involved in Camp Kesem, a nonprofit for kids whose parents have cancer. She also enjoys working as a teaching assistant and a tutor. Contact

Robert MooreRobert Moore is a rising senior at Dartmouth College from Marietta, GA. Robert is one of our student interns. He is a psychology major, focusing on clinical psychology, and a music minor. Robert is Co-President of the campus ministry Christian Union Vox with Yumi Naruke. In his free time, Robert loves to sing in the Dartmouth Handel Society, go on hikes, kayak lakes, and – when it finally gets cold enough – go skiing. Contact

Assistants to the Pastor

Jason AchmoodyJason Achmoody works part-time for Christ Redeemer Church as an assistant to the pastor. Jason was raised in Akron, Ohio. He has a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Bachelors of Science in Business Administration & Finance from the University of Akron. Jason also works as a Commercial Banking Officer at Ledyard National Bank in Hanover, New Hampshire. He has experience in church organization, youth ministries, and Christian education. He has been involved in planning and teaching classes to adults and high school students in the areas of church history, missions, theology, and personal/family development. Jason and his wife, Leslie, have three sons. They enjoy the Upper Valley and day trips to the beach and the ‘big’ city. Jason enjoys reading theologically oriented books, teaching and preaching. Contact

AndyAndy Engert works part-time for Christ Redeemer Church as the Worship Music Coordinator. Andy was raised near Buffalo, NY. He has a Masters of Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Andy also works full-time as a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) New England Office. Andy has been involved in church music all his life and has been leading worship since he was an undergraduate. Andy and his wife, Christine, have three sons. Andy enjoys spending time with his family, playing and listening to music, playing and watching sports, and being active outdoors. Contact

Office Staff

Emily LewisEmily Lewis is the Administrative Assistant for Finances at Christ Redeemer Church. She was born and raised in Columbia, Maryland. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2003. Before working at CRC, she taught First Grade in a small Vermont school. She is married to Matt and they have two daughters. Emily enjoys gardening, cooking, and a variety of crafts. Contact

Becca WistromBecca Wistrom is the Office Manager at Christ Redeemer Church and assists with youth ministry. She grew up in Essex, Vermont and graduated from college in Pennsylvania. Prior to CRC, she worked as an administrative assistant at Dartmouth College. Becca enjoys reading, baking, and owning too many house plants. Contact


Don Willeman, Jason Achmoody, Tim Ball, Ryan Bouton, Doug Cooper, Joel Eshbaugh, Dave Smith, and Lindsay Whaley.


Leslie Achmoody, Eric Bish, Andy Engert, Christine Engert, Megan Eshbaugh, Claudine Lefferts, Joel Lefferts, Emily Lewis, Matt Lewis, Kerry Roberts, Jesse Roberts, Chris Rogers, and Matt Smith