Our Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Joe Penberthy

Lead Pastor

Our pastor Joe planted Redemption Hill Bible Church in 2017.  Joe is our lead preaching pastor and shepherd here at RHBC.  Joe and his wife Erin have three boys and one girl. Joe is a graduate of The Master's College and Seminary, and has been in ministry for now over 18 years.  He has a heart for reaching the lost, and we are very thankful the Lord has called him to Seattle.  

Shay Thomason

Discipleship Pastor

Shay is our associate pastor of discipleship. He has been involved with local church ministry for over 15 years. He graduated from The Master’s College (2005) where he studied youth ministry and Christian education, and where he met his wife, Bethany. Shay and Bethany have four children: Titus, Avery, Karis, and Micah. The Thomason family love spending time together and with the church family!

Jonah Welch

Student ministries Pastor

Jonah oversees our junior high and high school age ministries.  He has a heart for seeing students saved,  and grow in their faith in the Lord.  Jonah is a graduate of The Master's University (2020) and also helps with our worship team on Sunday mornings.  Jonah loves being outdoors, playing golf/basketball, and loves spending time with people.


Children's ministry director

Ben Dale is the Executive Director of Children's Ministries Resource International (CMRI).   Before that position, he was an elementary school teacher at the Bear Creek School for 15 years.  He is passionate about the local church and specifically the discipleship and nurturing of our children at RHBC.  Ben is married to Michelle, and they have two daughters Annika and Michaela.  We are so thankful that Ben has taken the role as director of RH Kids, and he looks forward to serving your families.


Dave parsons

Joel Gallion

Dave Parsons has been  married to Cheri for 28 years and they have 4 adult boys; 3 of which are married.  Dave has a passion for God's Word and the local church.  He has previously taught Sunday school classes and has a rare collection of old Bibles in a ministry he runs called Truth Remains.  Dave also started a business over 20 years ago that grew to employ over 120 people, and now is the founder/CEO of Parsons Revenue Solutions.  Dave and Cheri have been part of RHBC since the first Sunday.
Joel Gallion is married to Erin and they have 4 kids (3 girls, 1 boy).  Joel is the president of Bellevue HealthCare and has worked there for over 20 years.  Joel has a passion for music and people.  He helps lead our Sunday morning worship while also helping shepherd families and people in the church.  Joel and Erin helped launch RHBC in 2017.