Seth Troutt has recently joined the pastoral team at Redemption Gateway as an Associate Pastor. He’s bringing a lot to the team already and we’re excited about how Seth will bless and be blessed by our congregation. Here’s a brief opportunity to learn more about Seth (you can also watch this video interview from this past Sunday):
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. I still live there, but hope to move out to the Southeast Valley soon.
Tell us about your family.
I’ve been married to Taylor since November 2013. We have no kids, but a dog named Calvin (which doesn’t count, I know). We met in 8th grade at Grace Community Church.
What do you like to do for fun?
I like to read books about theology, ethics, sociology, leadership and politics. Taylor and I CrossFit, which we really enjoy. We both look forward to date night each week.
What are the best books you’ve read in the last year?
The books I have liked this year are Onward by Russel Moore, Mapping Modern Theology edited by Bruce McCormack, You Are What You Love by James KA Smith, The Road to Character by David Brooks, Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard, Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willinck, and The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen.
Why did you want to be part of the staff at Redemption Gateway?
During the interview process, meeting with the pastors on staff made me really excited to learn from all of them. Not only do I think that who I am will add benefit to the team, but I genuinely am looking forward to being sharpened by the whole team as I seek to grow not only as a leader in God’s church, but also as a husband and man.
What excites you about the future for Gateway?
I am excited that Taylor and I get to join Gateway during this season in which we are launching a resource initiative that will shape the Gateway area for generations to come. Regardless of whether I am on staff or not — that is exciting! I come from a church, Grace Community, that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this January. The long-term impact that the first generation of Grace congregants made when they invested in a building was clearly seen by me and my whole generation at Grace (40 years AFTER the building). Getting to be a part of the building process at Gateway, and having been a part of the “receiving” generation at Grace, makes the next two years really meaningful to me.