Rev. Dr. Austin Ashenbrenner was installed as Redmond Presbyterian Church’s Senior Pastor on October 15, 2017. Austin earned his Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2010 and received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Dubuque Theological Seminary, based in Dubuque, Iowa in May of 2021.
Austin was born and raised in Southern Oregon and graduated from George Fox University in 2001. After college, he relocated to Seattle and began working in full-time youth ministry at University Presbyterian Church and later worked at Sammamish Presbyterian Church. After completing his Master of Divinity, he served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Mission at First Presbyterian Church in Salina, Kansas until returning to Sammamish Presbyterian in 2014 where he was Pastor of Adult and Mission until being called to RPC.
Austin and his wife, Erika, have two children, Sophia and Isaac. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, baking bread, golfing, watching movies, and spending time with his family.