Stephen Redman may have been born in Grimsby but he moved to Yorkshire on his first birthday and has been here ever since. His first time living in York was in 1977 when he came to University to read Physics. Since that time he has been committed to various leadership positions in church and spent over 20 years in retail management in the technology sector.
In 2003, Stephen planted the Ark Church in a community centre just inside the ring road and late in 2014 he oversaw the relocation of the Ark to the city centre where they now worship in a shared building on Monkgate.
Stephen is married to Pauline, and has three grown-up daughters: Libby, Melody & Arielle.
Stephen is a published author, has ministerial credentials from the Ground Level network and is a Presbyter of the Order of St Leonard. He also has a Masters Degree in Practical Theology and serves as the Chairman of the children's cancer charity 'Candlelighters', and also on the board of Attend. Stephen is very committed to the local unity group of church and ministry leaders 'One Voice' of which he is also a Trustee.