Mike & Amber Parler
Music Ministry Directors
One interesting fact about me: I played trumpet for 7 years throughout middle school and high school.
What do you do at Redemption Hill? Music Ministry Co-Leader with my wife, Amber
How did you learn about Jesus? The local church and my mom introduced me to the teachings of the Bible at a young age. The Summit Church and now Redemption Hill Church have helped me more fully understand how to become a disciple of Christ.
Favorite expression or phrase: “Let’s ride!”
Favorite food or drink: Hot wings, white chocolate Macadamia nut cookies, good coffee, Reese’s cups, steak and potatoes, BBQ
You’ll never see me without: Facial hair of some kind. Not required but preferred.
Favorite verse: For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39
Family: Me and my wife, Amber. (And I love my church family, Mom, Dad, brother Matt, sister Katie, grandma Mimi, Amber’s Mom, Dad, and sister and all of our animals on the farm!)
One interesting fact about me: I served at a Christian family dude ranch in Colorado for the first two years after finishing my undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill…incredible! During that time, God saved us from a massive mudslide in the middle of the night while Colorado flooded on September 12, 2013. I’ll never forget His miracles.
What do you do at Redemption Hill? Music Ministry Co-Leader with my husband, Mike
How did you learn about Jesus? I grew up with a head knowledge of Jesus and believed to receive salvation at the age of 8 years old, but I didn’t take up my cross to follow Christ until college, by the grace of God’s pursuit of me. The Summit Church, Wind River Ranch, and now Redemption Hill Church especially have grown me as a disciple of Christ.
Favorite expression or phrase: “That’s GOOD!”
Favorite food or drink: Milk, water, and I love all the foods…how can I pick?! I love variety! It’s God’s grace to us!
You’ll never see me without: Joy.
Favorite verse: For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:14-21
Family: Me and my husband, Mike, are a unit…a.k.a, Team Parler! (And I love my church family, my Mom Debby, Dad Jerry, #1 older sister Ashley, brother-in-love Bryan, my grandma Ma-ma and her husband Todd, Mike’s Mom, Dad, brother and sister, all our dogs, horse, and Honkey the donkey!)