Get to know the people of Redeemer Radio.

All staff can be reached through main station phone number during regular business hours.

Cindy Black – Executive Director

Office: 260.436.9598Cindy Black

Cindy Black started with Redeemer Radio in December 2015. Cindy is the primary visionary for the organization. It is her responsibility to see where the organization can and will be in the next three to five years, and deisgn and implement strategies to fulfill that vision. In her words, she works to draw on the numerous gifts of our staff and volunteers to fulfill the mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with everyone we encounter. 

Cindy calls herself a Port-A-Crib Catholic. After being baptized Catholic, her parents’ divorce meant she only attended mass very sparingly until she was old enough to drive herself. Cindy is a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul, Fort Wayne, where she and her husband Phil are on a core team for SALT Date Nights for Married Couples. She has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication from IPFW as well as a Master’s Degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband Phil have been married since March of 1992, and have two children: A daughter named Eddie and a son named James. 

Rick Gonsiorek - 95.7 FM General Manager

Rick GonsiorekOffice: 574.855.1587

Rick joined the Redeemer Radio staff October 2016 as the General Manager for the 95.7 FM Michiana station.  Rick will manage staff and volunteers while connecting people in the community with the good work that Redeemer Radio does.  

Originally from Chicago, he attended Holy Cross College, and graduated from Notre Dame with a Theology Degree.  He later received his Master’s in Education from Providence College.  He previously worked with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and most recently worked at Holy Cross College as the Assistant Director of Admissions.   Rick is a parishioner at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend, but loves attending daily Mass at different parishes in the Michiana area.

James Chickowski - Corporate Account Manager - 106.3 FM

James ChickowskiDirect: 260.247.2363

James Chickowski joined the Redeemer Radio staff in March 2015 as Salesman, he handles the Business Underwriting and Sports Advertising for the 106.3 FM station.  

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, James has been in sales across the country with over 40 years of experience in Industrial Sales and Marketing.  He has been a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul in Fort Wayne, since moving to Fort Wayne in 1987.  James is heavily involved with his parish through being server coordinator and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  He and his wife, Lillian, have been married since October 1960 and he feels privileged to be a part of the Redeemer Radio family.

Bob Hartenstein - Development

Bob HartensteinNumber: 260.247.2357

Bob has been a part of Redeemer Radio since 2005 when he was on the formation committee when Catholic Radio was a prayer.  He was an Investment Broker at A.G. Edwards & Sons for almost 30 years.  Bob has been an amateur radio operator since 1978 and was a radio news announcer in the Akron/Cleveland market.  He brought that knowledge with him when he joined staff in 2007.  In his time with the station, he has seen office moving, the growth of stations, with 95.7 FM Michiana, and signals, as the original AM 1450 moved to 106.3 FM.   

Born and raised Catholic, Bob is a Benedictine Oblate and has a devotion to St. Damian of Molokai.  He and his wife, Kathy, were married December 1972, and they are parishioners at St. Joe Hessen Cassel in Fort Wayne.  There, Bob is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a proclaimer of the word.  In his free time he likes to paint, with watercolor being his favorite at the moment.   

Erin Heckber - Marketing Manager

Erin HeckberDirect: 260.247.2353

Erin started with Redeemer Radio as an intern in February 2012; she was then hired in June of that year. Erin implements and monitors all marketing and branding of Redeemer Radio. This includes developing strategies to build brand awareness, manage the station's online presence, and coordinate print materials and on-air messaging.

Baptized and raised Catholic, Erin is a parishioner at St. Jude, Fort Wayne with her family.  She attended Bishop Dwenger High School and then continued her studies at IPFW where she studied Business Marketing at the Doermer School of Business and graduated in May 2012. She married her husband, Travis, July of 2013.  They have two children: Abigail and Theodore. 

Kyle Heimann - Host of The Kyle Heimann Show

Kyle Heimanncall: 260-693-SHOW (7469)

Kyle joined the Redeemer Radio staff in May 2016 as the host of The Kyle Heimann Show.  Kyle can be heard weekdays from 6 - 8 am or on The Kyle Heimann Show podcast at As host, Kyle shares the Catholic faith with listeners, live and through the podcast, while learning from his guests.  Kyle is a Catholic Speaker, musician, and author with 3 CDs, and 3 micro books.

Born and raised Catholic, Kyle and his family are parishioners at St. Mary of the Assumption in Decatur, Indiana.  At St. Mary, Kyle is a small Christian group leader, school board member and a lover of coffee and donuts.  He and his wife, Kate, were married December 2008 and they have 3 boys.   Kyle enjoys flying kites with his sons, and says that poison ivy is proof of evil in the world.

Debbie Heiny - Traffic Administrator

Debbie HeinyDirect: 260.247.2359

Debbie Heiny joined the Redeemer Radio staff in May 2012.  She is responsible for the trafficking of all commercial broadcasting as well as assisting all areas of the office.  She brings a background in Education, Human Resources Management, and Office Administration.

Debbie was brought into the Catholic faith in 1990 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Martin, have been married since 1989 and have been members of St. Vincent De Paul Parish since 1991. Debbie is an active member at the parish as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and was a teaching assistant in 2nd grade at St. Vincent for 7 years. Debbie is a past member of the Women’s Junior Catholic Guild, Christ Child Society, Christ Renews His Parish Team #19, Small Christian Communities, and many Bible study groups. Debbie and Martin have three children: Maggie, Melanie, and Nick. 

Doug Jones - Operations Director

Doug JonesE-mail:

Doug Jones started as a volunteer with Redeemer Radio in 2010. He was hired in August 2011 as a full time employee. Doug is responsible for keeping the station on the air and sounding the best that it can. He comes to the station with 25 years of electronics equipment repair and maintenance.

Doug was brought up Lutheran and converted to Catholicism in 1982. He has been married to Susan since June of 1982 and they have two grown daughters.  They have been members of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish since the Haverhill School days. Doug and his wife Susan also volunteer at Manapogo Park’s Masses in the summer months. 

Jennifer Kedik - Community Relations Director - 95.7 FM

Jennifer Kedik


Jennifer joined the Redeemer Radio staff in January 2015 as the Community Relations Director for the 95.7 FM station.  She works with the Michiana community and uniting them with Redeemer Radio.

Born and raised Catholic, Jennifer grew up military and moved all over the USA and also lived in Germany.  She graduated from Bethel College with a degree in Organizational Management in 2010.  She and her husband, Rick, were married August 2014 and are parishioners at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Niles, MI.  She is a Lifeteen Core member, Confirmation teacher and volunteers at Sacred Heart Parish, South Bend for various events.  Jennifer has two children Gabrielle-Kate Philomena and Joseph. 

Jill O’Sullivan - Business Manager

Jill O’SullivanPhone: 260.436.9598

Jill O’Sullivan is responsible for running the office side of Redeemer Radio. Jill joined Redeemer Radio in April 2011 and brings a background in finance and accounting from the banking and manufacturing industries.

Jill was brought into the Catholic faith in 1997 at St. Peter’s Parish in Fort Wayne. She has been a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Fort Wayne since 2002. She’s an active member of the parish and school as a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and sports parent. Jill has been married to Kevin since November of 1997 and has a son, Sean.

Tina Schneider - Travel Coordinator & Business Assistant

Tina SchneiderE-mail:

Tina Schneider joined the Redeemer Radio staff in August 2016 as Travel Coordinator and Business Assistant.  She implements and facilitates religious travel and assists the Business Manager in office operation. 

Tina is a St. Charles Borromeo parishioner where she has been involved in a variety of activities, and is currently a Sacristan.  She previously worked in the Diocese as Communications Assistant and Lead Travel Professional.  Tina and her husband, Andy, were married in May 1992 and they have three children: Sons Jacob and Alexander and Daughter Jordan.  As hobbies, Tina enjoys gardening, reading, boating, and skiing. 

Andrea Serrani - The Kyle Heimann Show Producer / Programming

Andrea AllphinDirect: 260.247.2364

Andrea Serani joined the Redeemer Radio staff in April 2014 as the Redeemer Mornings show Producer.  You might know her as Andrea Allphin, but she happily took her new husband's last name when she married Xavier in October 2015.  They have a baby girl, Mariella. 

Andrea handles the technical operations of The Kyle Heimann Show, helps develop programming ideas and schedule guests, and lends her voice to the show for the Church News segment each day.

Andrea is a parishioner of St. John the Baptist in Fort Wayne and a graduate of Bishop Luers High School.  She studied Literature and Political Philosophy at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, then worked on special projects for the president of the University for two years before moving back to Fort Wayne.  She loves reading, watching sports, and being friends with the saints! 

Robert Skora - Technical Manager - 106.3 FM

Robert SkoraE-mail:

Robert Skora started working with Redeemer Radio as a sports board operator in the fall of 2007 and joined the staff in September 2014 as the Technical Manager for the Fort Wayne Station.  As Technical manager, Robert assists with audio production and IT network support while still being the lead sports board operator.

Baptized and raised Catholic, Robert is a parishioner at St. Patrick parish in Arcola, IN.  He attended Bishop Dwenger High School, graduated in 2010 and then when on to study Computer Science at IPFW. 

Deacon Jim Tighe - Senior Advisor

Deacon_Jim_TigheDirect: 260.247.2361

Deacon Jim Tighe joined Redeemer Radio staff in February 2014 as Redeemer Mornings Host.

Originally from Long Island, Deacon Jim Tighe is a graduate of Divine Word College in Epworth, Iowa.  Deacon Jim brings three decades of broadcasting experience to Redeemer Radio, including being the morning host at the first Catholic radio station in the United States, KNOM in Nome, Alaska.  That’s also where he met his wife of 38 years, Pat, when both were serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  He has worked at radio stations in places like Anchorage, Alaska and Sacramento, California.  Ordained a deacon in 2011, he is assigned to St. Jude parish in Fort Wayne, where he and his wife have been parishioners for nearly 25 years. 

Jennifer Zurbuch - Director of Development

Jennifer ZurbuchDirect: 260.247.2354

Jennifer Zurbuch joined the Redeemer Radio staff in February 2013 as the Director of Community Relations.

Jennifer was born and raised in Fort Wayne, graduated from Elmhurst High School and Purdue University with a BA in Communications and a minor in Interior Design. Growing up she felt spiritually devoid and admired her Catholic friends for their peaceful nature. “Even though they had trials and were sinners like me, we were able to get thru them with, which I now know, is the grace of the Holy Spirit.” She was brought into the Catholic faith in 1991 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. She and her husband, Bob, have been married since 1992 and have two children, Parker and Claire. She and her family are members at St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Jennifer has been involved in CRHP, ARISE, Religious Education Catechist, WINGS, Extra Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Vacation Bible School, Scouting and more at the parish. 


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