Why we exist

We are fostering a gospel-centered community of students and leaders who know God, follow Jesus, and love their neighbors through worship, relationships, service projects, and Biblical teaching.


Our High School staff

Shirley Hyun | Youth Ministry Director
Shirley was born and raised in New York and, in fact, is the first person in her entire extended family to be born in the USA. She received a BA in psychology from Northwestern University, an MA in Intercultural Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary and an MBA from Yale School of Management. After many years of running a small business, Shirley returned to her roots in ministry, which includes serving as the youth pastor for two churches in Queens, NY and coordinating programs for youth and young adults with Youth With A Mission.

As the Youth Ministry Director, Shirley oversees Redeemer's youth ministry as it endeavors to build a gospel-centered, loving community where youth can grow in their faith and identity in Christ. This includes providing pastoral care, discipleship, mentoring and support to the youth, volunteers and youth ministry staff.

Besides spending time with youth, Shirley enjoys a good workout and the great outdoors, watching plays and musicals, and winning the Shakespeare in the Park lottery or any other full-view, theater tickets. She's also a big fan of NPR’s Sunday Puzzle and NYC’s public libraries. She can bake a mean cake, can’t resist a good dance beat and is unashamed to say that she loves a good pun.

Adrian Acevedo | Youth Ministry Coordinator
Adrian was born and raised in New York City, predominantly in Harlem. She was very involved in Redeemer Youth Group as a middle and high school student. After graduating from University of Delaware with a degree in Interpersonal Communication and Human Development, she joined the West Side Youth Ministry staff where she oversees administration and logistics for weekly programming and special events. She also leads a High School Girls Group and meets one-on-one with students to provide mentoring and discipleship. When she's not working, Adrian loves to cook and eat, enjoy good coffee and music, and explore the awesome city she calls home.