Who am I?
My name is Stephen Redden, and I currently work as a Managing Director for Marrow – a small business starts and manages small businesses to work together within an ecosystem focused on profit and purpose and margin for the marginalized. My role with Marrow allows me to use my diverse skills to fill a variety of needs with our portfolio businesses. My core competencies are in the areas of leadership, organizational development, culture, strategy, and technology. In everything I do I seek to help leaders and organizations maximize their potential for impacting the common good.
Before joining Marrow I spent 20 years in non-profit and church leadership. I am a founding pastor at New Denver Church and still serve in a volunteer capacity as a pastor emeritus. In 2017 I founded the Church Cooperative of Denver, a local network of diverse churches created to help pastors collaborate and work together and still serve on the board of directors.
I am a graduate of Mississippi State University (BS Computer Engineering 1994, MBA 1995) and Dallas Theological Seminary (MA Bibilical Studies 2007). Between 1996 and 2000 I worked as an information technology specialist for IBM before taking a one-year leave of absence to work with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) in Kazakhstan and Russia. During my year with MAF I worked with the Learning Technology team to develop the technology infrastructure for a system to deliver theological training using distance education to pastors and church leaders throughout the former Soviet Union. After returning to the US in 2001, I joined the staff team at North Point Community Church. I spent the first year helping to develop the web and technology infrastructure with the Group Life team, but the bulk of my seven years at North Point was spent helping to lead the Community Groups ministry. I had the pleasure of leading an amazing team of people and learning from some of the best leaders in the church today – not only at North Point but at churches around the country and the world. During that time I also had the opportunity to teach church and small group leaders in a variety of contexts. In 2009 my family and I, along with two other families from North Point, moved to Denver, CO to be part of starting New Denver Church.
I am married to my wonderful wife Kate, and we have two boys, Ethan and Andrew who keep us very busy.