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Katherine Leary Alsdorf,
Executive Director & Lead Teacher

Katherine conceived and launched the Gotham Fellows program at Redeemer in NYC in 2008 to equip young leaders with a deep experience of the gospel and understanding of how it shapes all of life and work.  After 9 years and more than 250 alumni, this fellowship of professionals is engaging every area of public life with the truth and love of the gospel. She founded and directed Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work from 2002-2012 and assisted Tim Keller in the writing of Every Good Endeavor.


John Alsdorf
Executive Director

John retired after a 29-year career as a human resources executive with Pfizer responsible for management training and database design. A seminary graduate, John has taught adult classes in theology for multiple churches and participated in Redeemer’s Gotham Fellows. He is particularly excited about the potential for New City Fellows to have a positive impact on the city of Raleigh through deepening our shared understanding of the Gospel and how it changes all aspects of our lives and work.

Joe Carnes Ananias
Associate Director

Joe comes to us from Duke Divinity School, where he worked in its development office and as pastoral associate of its Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. Joe is ordained in the Anglican Church, and served three years as associate rector at Christ Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He holds an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School and a B.A. from Moody Bible Institute. In addition to his work with New City Fellows, he leads the worship team at Holy Trinity Anglican Church


John W. Yates III
Senior Pastor, Holy Trinity Anglican Church

John serves as senior rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in downtown Raleigh. He attended the University of Virginia before moving to London, England, where he served as Study Assistant to Anglican theologian, John Stott, from 1996-1999.  John went on to earn an MA in Theology from King’s College, London, an MDiv. from Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA, and a PhD in New Testament from Cambridge University, England.

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Tyler Jones
Lead Pastor, Vintage Church

Tyler, his wife Kimberly and small group of people started Vintage Church in the fall of 2002 and have since launched three new campuses. He has served in leadership of Acts29 and planted 5 church-planting regions, while coaching and working alongside church plants in Europe and Africa. Tyler also founded Advance the Church, a cooperative nondenominational movement to help plant and revitalize local churches.

Geoff Bradford
Senior Pastor, Christ the King Presbyterian

Geoff serves as senior pastor of Christ the King in downtown Raleigh. Geoff served as pastor in downtown Philadelphia before moving to Raleigh. Christ the King seeks to be the presence of Christ in downtown Raleigh - living by God's grace as a worshipping community making disciples and multiplying churches. 

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Daniel J. Lee
Program Coordinator

Daniel worked in the legal field and attended Redeemer in New York, before helping to plant Maranatha Grace Church in New Jersey, where he served in various roles for eight years, including Director of Worship and Minister of Operations. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stony Brook University and an M.A.R. in theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. An alum of New City (class of '18), he is excited to be able to serve and be a part of God's work in Raleigh through the program.

Steering Committee

Geoff Bradford

Lynn and Jay Easterling

Judy and Frank Hill

Tyler Jones

Willa and John Kane

Katherine and John Kane

Jesma and David Reynolds

Maryann and Bill Roper

Alysia and John Yates