Our Staff

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Rev. Augie Iadicicco, Pastor
Ordained in 2001, Pastor Augie began his ministry planting a new congregation near Phoenix, AZ until he came to Redeemer in early 2011. He also has served congregations in New York, Arizona, Missouri and Texas. Interestingly, each of Pastor Augie & Rachelle’s four children were born in one of those states! Before entering the ministry, he received an undergraduate degree in Physics and a graduate degree in Biophysics. His career includes software development for Motorola and work in gamma-ray astronomy for the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. Pastor Augie brings a variety of life experiences to ministry and is driven by a passion to see people live lives with purpose and joy to the glory of God. To view Pastor Augie’s blog – CLICK HERE. Email him at – pastor@redeemerbythesea.org.
Dr. Darjené Graham-Perez, Preschool Director
Darjene has been in the education field for the past 10 years in various roles from teacher to administrator.  She is married to an active duty Marine on board at Camp Pendleton and they have two daughters, ages 13 and 4. She received her doctorate degree at the University of Southern California in Educational Leadership.
She can be reached at MissDee@redeemerbythesea.org.
Jean Oien, Office Administrator
Jean was born and raised in Texas and has been in CA since 2001. She is married to Paul and they have 2 children Freya and Logan. Her family has been attending Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church since they moved to San Diego in 2017. She enjoys shopping and socializing as well as traveling and camping with her family. She can be reached at jean@redeemerbythesea.org.
Kay Boland, Connections Coordinator
Since moving to CA, she enjoys spending time at the beach and exploring the area. She enjoys quilting, reading, and trying out new recipes. Kay is married to Ken and enjoys travel and spending time with her children. She can be reached at kay@redeemerbythesea.org.
Kerry Vara, Campus Administrator
Kerry is full Scottish (but was born in Jamaica), and moved to the United States when she was five.  She graduated from UCSD in 1998 with a degree in Communications.  After that, she worked for the Holiday Inn & Hilton hotels in Event Management before having three boys, Aidan, Cameron & Logan.  Kerry started working at Redeemer in 2017, but her children have been going to the preschool since 2012.  They enjoy their 2 miniature Dachshunds, Guinness and Red Dog, and T-Rex, the Crested Gecko.  Both her and her husband Scott enjoy traveling, reading and sports: Kerry manages an adult kickball team, & enjoys watching her boys play baseball, soccer, basketball & flag football. She can be reached at kerry@redeemerbythesea.org.
Rachelle Iadicicco, Bookkeeping
Rachelle is married to Pastor Augie, meeting him in high school. She has been the Office Manager at Redeemer since 2011 and has an MBA in Accounting. While she enjoys working with her husband, she loves working for the Lord even more. She also enjoys scrapbooking, jewelry making, traveling and spending time with her kids.
She can be reached at rachelle@redeemerbythesea.org.
Rhonda Sutherlin, Sunday School Director
Rhonda leads our 10:45am Sunday School making sure the kids have a great time learning about Jesus!
She can be reached at rhonda@redeemerbythesea.org.