Staff & Leaders

Staff & Leaders

Senior Pastor

Wes Gunn

Wes Gunn was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. After attending Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery, he graduated from Auburn University (where he met his wife, Amanda) with a degree in Communication. For seven years Wes worked in campus ministry at his home church while working on some grad school classes in missions. Having been transformed in campus ministry himself, he was passionate about spiritual growth in college students. As Wes began to lead students on mission trips around…
Student Pastor

Taylor Housel

Taylor brings a passion to student ministry as our full-time student pastor. He comes to us from Cumberland, Maryland where he has been involved as a children’s and student pastor. He loves soccer and has coached at a Christian High School and travel team. He is married to Catherine and they have a daughter named Reagan.
Administrative Assistant

Candace Blowers

Candace is passionate about serving others and helping organize our RHC family. Her and Jason have 2 children and she is a newer resident of Wetumpka. Her and her family have been members of the Redland Hills family since 2017. Candace is in the office Monday, Wednesday, & Thursdays.
Worship Pastor

Brian Mann

As our worship leader, Brian unites his passion for music and leading people into God’s presence. Each Sunday, he hopes to create an environment pleasing to God. He has served with Redland Hills since 2014 and continues to grow our music ministry and recruit new members to the team. His is married to Courtney and has a daughter, Charlotte.
Nursery-K Leader

Amanda Gunn

Amanda has been a part of the formation of Redland Hills from the very beginning.  She has a heart for her community and neighbors, building relationships, and serving others.  Amanda and Wes have lived in the Redland community since 2006.  She currently works at Agape of Central Alabama and is a home-based travel agent.  She and Wes enjoy traveling together, especially internationally.  Amanda believes even the smallest ones among us can understand God loves them.  Her passion is for a…
Audio Visual Leader

Eric Norrell

Eric has been servant-hearted from his earliest days at Redland Hills. He works in technology for Shaw Technology. Eric coordinates our audio visual ministry and serves as all things technical at RHC. He and his wife Heidi have two kids, Jake & Eli.
Livestream Leader

Heidi Norrell

Heidi has been essential in helping build the RHC family. She works as a guidance counselor at Wetumpka High School. At RHC she is responsible for the livestream feed each Sunday and ensuring our worship gathering is accessible online. She is married to Eric and has two sons, Jake & Eli.
GriefShare Leader

Jennifer Coleman

After the loss of their youngest son in 2012, a compassionate GriefShare group helped Jenny and her husband, Mike, to draw near to God and work through the questions and emotions commonly experienced in grief. Sharing the comfort they have received through the GriefShare ministry since moving to the Redland Hills community in 2019 is a privilege and honor.
Kids Leader

Elisabeth Owen

As an Army kid, Elisabeth has lived in 5 different states including Alaska and Hawaii!  She claims Ozark, AL as her hometown and has served in the children’s area during her teenage years by helping out in VBS, children’s church and teaching handbells to elementary aged kids.  Like her husband, Jim, she  found herself passionately serving at Redland Hills Church when she began attending in 2018 on the opening day of the church building.  In Fall 2020, she immersed herself…
Mens Leader

Jim Owen

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Jim moved to Alabama in the mid 90s to work as a Meteorologist for the State of Alabama.  He has been involved with men’s ministry in some form or another with different churches over the past 20 years and immediately found himself passionately immersed in the men’s ministry at Redland Hills Church when he began attending in 2018 on the opening day of the church building.  It has been a joy and a blessing for him…
Student Team

Blake Ottinger

Students love Blake for his down to earth style and easy going spirit. Born & raised in Montgomery, Blake has served as a missionary in East Asia. He is now a physical therapy assistant, online book seller, and volunteers with our student ministry.