OUR LEADERSHIP & STAFF
Jamison Galt, Senior Pastor
Jamison Galt is the founding pastor of Resurrection Clinton Hill. He hails from everywhere, or nowhere—depending on your perspective—having grown up in Florida, California, Washington State, North Carolina, and Texas, in that order. Jamison eventually graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with his degree in English Literature and a focus on creative writing. He received his Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. From 2006 to 2010 he served as an assistant pastor at Resurrection Park Slope, during which time he completed Redeemer Presbyterian’s church planting Fellows Program under Pastor Timothy Keller and others. Jamison was ordained here in Brooklyn on Pentecost Sunday, 2007, and launched RCH in January, 2012. His better half since 2001, Laura, is the founding director of Safe Families for Children NYC. Jamison and Laura have four children: twins Arthur and Adaline, and Tihun and Solomon whom they adopted from Ethiopia in 2010. For fun Jamison likes to cook, write, make music as Jamison Wake, do immersive theater, and surf. He is also the founder and director of the non-profit Tau, where he writes and leads retreats.
Contact Jamison at Jamison@resurrectionbrooklyn.org
Brian Steadman, Executive Pastor
Brian Steadman and his wife Jessie were born and raised in Alabama and Florida, respectively. After marrying in 2000, they moved to Austin, Texas where their love for and enjoyment of cities ﬁrst took root. This desire to live and serve in an urban setting continued to grow the years they spent in St. Louis, where Brian completed his MDiv. Upon completion of seminary, the opportunity to serve as church planting intern for Resurrection Park Slope became the perfect next step for them following graduation. Brian and Jessie, with their children Georgia and Eben, moved to Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn in 2008. They welcomed Claire, their third child and a native New Yorker, in 2009. Brian also began serving as an assistant pastor later that same year. From October of 2012 until September of 2015, Brian focused on Hurricane Sandy recovery as Director of Resurrection Brooklyn Relief. As Sandy recovery ministry came to a close, a new chapter began with the launch of a new worshipping community in and for the neighborhood. Resurrection Sheepshead Bay held its first public worship service on November 22, 2015. Brian returned to Resurrection Park Slope to serve as Interim Pastor in 2021. On April 10th, 2022, Resurrection Sheepshead Bay held its last public worship service as a congregation in Sheepshead Bay. On Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2022, Pastor Steadman and the Sheepshead Bay congregation joyously began their new chapter with their new church family in Clinton Hill.
The Steadmans enjoy hiking, college football, Marine Park, grilled meat, and still find it impossible to keep up with the list of Brooklyn restaurants they want to try. They take every opportunity to cheer on their local team, the Brooklyn Cyclones, and are eagerly awaiting the New York Rangers to bring The Cup back to NYC.
Contact Brian at email@example.com
Jeff Newell, Music Director
Having grown up outside of a small town in Nebraska, Jeff graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and moved to Chicago to study and perform on the local jazz scene. After years of valuable experience in Chicago, an NEA grant to study with jazz master David Liebman eventually drew Jeff to Fort Greene, Brooklyn, in 1994. Jeff was surprised to find that, through a convoluted set of life experiences, God used the move to NYC to lead him back to attending church after a long hiatus. With his musical interests, Jeff soon found himself a part of the music ministry at Brooklyn’s Baptist Temple, where he served as music director from 2000 to 2005.
Jeff started attending Resurrection Park Slope in 2005, where he was on the sound team and frequently lead worship for children’s church. The start up of Resurrection Clinton Hill in 2012 was a true answer to prayer for Jeff, providing the opportunity to make a joyful noise and worship God among the people he lives with in his neighborhood. Jeff’s extensive performing career began 1976 and has taken him around the world, from Europe to China, from intimate clubs to symphonic halls and into people’s living rooms through television shows and commercials. He is currently head of the Jazz and Woodwind Departments at the Brooklyn Music School, where he has been on faculty since 1997. Jeff continues to make his home in Fort Greene with his wife, Ruth, and their son, Henry. You can find out more about Jeff’s musical endeavors at: www.new-trad.com.
Linda Harris, Children's Ministry Director
Linda Harris was born and raised in North Jersey, but always dreamed of living in New York City. Her dream came true when she moved to Manhattan after graduating from Williams College in 1994. One year later, she moved to Brooklyn, which has been her beloved home ever since. Linda and her husband, Stephen, met and married in 2001. They are now raising their four children—Gavin, Elizabeth, Lucy, and Jane—in their Fort Greene home. Linda is thrilled to serve and to connect more deeply with other children and families in the neighborhood as the Children’s Ministry Director at Resurrection Clinton Hill.