Sean Roberts

Senior Pastor

Sean became the Pastor of Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in June 2014 and has had the privilege (alongside many at CTR) of seeing a work of God’s grace in the church’s revitalization.  Prior to coming to Portland, Sean served as an Associate Pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church in suburban Philadelphia.

A native of South Texas, Sean graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, 2009), and is currently a Doctor of Ministry candidate at Covenant Theological Seminary.

Sean has been married to Claire, a native of Portrush, N. Ireland, since 2012.  Sean and Claire often joke that they now live halfway between their families. Together they have three children: Lily, Isla, and Henry. From great food to deep friendships and breathtaking natural beauty, they love Portland and plan to deepen their roots here for a very long time.

Josh Henderson

Assistant Pastor

Josh became the Assistant Pastor of Christ the Redeemer in September of 2020. Josh most recently served as a pastor in Somerville, Massachusetts with the Christ the King Presbyterian Church network, where he focused on outreach and mercy ministry. As a Navy kid, Josh grew up in California, Spain, and Virginia. Before going into pastoral ministry, Josh taught high school history and graduated from Covenant Seminary with a Master of Divinity. He is an avid surfer, and also loves to rock climb and snowboard.

Josh has been married to Ally since 2011. Ally also grew in a Navy family and taught high school history. She holds a master's degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary.  Ally loves to bake, as well as all things fashion and design. Josh and Ally are parents to two wonderful and energetic young boys, Timothy and Russell. Together, Josh and Ally love exploring toddler-friendly hikes and the amazing food scene of Greater Portland.

Kendra Hollen

Worship Director

Kendra has been a member of CTR since 2009 and has taken on an increasing role in organizing and directing our music, eventually joining the staff as worship director.  Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, Kendra is a classically trained pianist with a BA in Music from Crandall University.
Kendra lives in Freeport with her husband, Rick and their youngest son, Augustin.  They have four other children: Zachary, Rachel, Lydia, and Moriah - all of whom are establishing their own homes now.  Kendra loves living in coastal Maine with its gorgeous scenery and many opportunities to live an active lifestyle. Kendra and Rick love to entertain in their home and share meals with friends in the fantastic food scene of Portland.

Abby Reid 

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Abby became Co-Director of CTR’s children’s ministry in February 2021 and has been a member of CTR since 2020. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Abby holds a degree in speech language pathology from the University of Georgia. After graduating, she joined the Navigators Collegiate Ministry staff at the University of Tennessee.

Abby has many years of experience teaching and shepherding children in nurseries, preschools, camps, and youth groups.Abby and her husband Matt were married in 2015 after they met while on staff with the Navigators. After his time on staff, Matt took a job with Cigna Insurance, where he works as a Client Manager. Since moving to Portland, Abby and Matt have enjoyed eating at new restaurants together and discovering fun outdoor spots for their kids to play. They also love to travel and explore new places. They are blessed to have three young children- Winnie, Annaclaire, and Barrett.

Ally Henderson

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Ally became Co-Director of Children’s Ministries at CTR in February of 2021 and has been a member of CTR since 2020. Ally holds a BA in History Education from Old Dominion University, as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Seminary.

Ally worked as a volunteer Young Life leader throughout college. Upon graduation, she began teaching at the high school level, while also serving in youth ministry at Trinity Presbyterian in Norfolk, Virginia. During her final years in seminary, she worked for a hospice program counseling children and youth experiencing grief at various capacities, as well as in a private practice setting focusing on working with teens.

Ally has been married to Josh since 2011, and together they have two boys, Timothy and Russell. They love exploring the outdoors together and are avid restaurant connoisseurs. Ally loves hosting people at her home, the beach, as well as fashion and design.

Cheryl Sullivan


Cheryl came to CTR in April 2012 and serves as the Administrator for CTR.  She has many years of experience in office management and accounting and also works as the Administrator and Treasurer at the church where she is a member.  Cheryl has worked for several pastors over the years and enjoys being part of the day-to-day work of the ministry.

Cheryl and her husband of 37 years, Ron, live in Biddeford.  They are blessed to have three beautiful daughters, Whitney, Kathleen and Haylee.  All three are married to great guys and have made Ron & Cheryl grandparents four times over [so far].  They have three amazing grandsons and a lovely granddaughter and a loving Scottish Terrier, Bonny.  Ron and Cheryl enjoy doing ministry work together in their church and traveling the State of Maine—they especially love Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.  You will spot them at the Jordan Pond House and Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound every July vacation! 

Elders and Deacons

As Presbyterians, we are led and overseen by elected elders who make up what is called the session. Deacons are elected leaders that conduct the work of caring for needs inside and outside the congregation.