Please join us for an invitation-only event with Tim Keller

Thursday, January 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Grand Hyatt in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Business Dress

Reception* | Program | Dessert
Keynote by Tim Keller

*Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

Complimentary valet parking will be available at the lower lobby entrance, located on Highland Dr. NE (directly across from Buckhead Pizza Company).

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On Thursday evening, January 11, 2018, Redeemer City to City (CTC) will host An Evening with Tim Keller in Atlanta. CTC hopes you will join us in what promises to be an inspiring evening.

As you may know, Tim has had a major impact on New York City and the world through his preaching and writing. He has recently transitioned from his role as senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church to a full time role at CTC focused on investing in future church leaders. CTC is on the forefront of urban ministry through equipping leaders for ministry in major global cities through church planting.

As Atlanta continues to grow in prominence as a global city, CTC hopes to engage with men and women in Atlanta who are passionate about seeing the gospel renew global cities. On January 11 you will have the opportunity to hear from Tim, capture the heart of CTC’s vision and learn how you can be a part of what God is doing, whether that be in Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Shanghai or other cities around the world. We hope you’ll join us.


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Redeemer City to City (CTC) is a non-profit organization that prayerfully recruits, trains, coaches and resources leaders who cultivate gospel movements in global cities. CTC was co-founded and is chaired by Tim Keller. The team is based in New York City and overseas, and is at work in the global cities of Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

CTC’s core competencies are urban church planting, leadership development and content creation.

To date, CTC has helped to start 421 new churches in 56 cities. CTC has also trained 13,000+ new leaders in city ministry and evangelism, published 28 resources to help recruit, empower and develop these leaders, and helped to form 50 gospel networks around the globe.

All of this is done to help bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to cities.

Download our annual report to learn more.






Steve Shackelford oversees the development, oversight and execution of the global strategy of Redeemer City to City as Chief Executive Officer.

He comes to CTC with a long history of business and leadership experience—from his tenure with PWC, an international accounting firm that included stints in Paris and New York, to his senior leadership roles in the real estate sector with CNL, an Orlando, Florida based private investment management firm. Most recently, Steve served as President of one of the largest business development companies in the United States, co-advised by CNL and KKR, a leading global investment management firm.

Steve and his high school sweetheart, Lisa, have been married for 30 years. They have three adult children and one grandson. Their children live in Atlanta, Brooklyn and Nashville.
Steve enjoys running, tennis, travel and history. After 20 years in Orlando, he and Lisa have relocated to the Upper West Side of NYC. 


Clay cook



Clay serves as the Vice President of Advancement for City to City, where he leads the Advancement Team as they engage with national and global partners and foundations to provide the funds to fuel our ministry efforts. 

Prior to City to City, Clay worked with Cru for 21 years, including the last 9 years in New York City. During his time in the city, he was an Executive Director with Cru’s city ministry as well as two years at The King’s College in their Advancement Department.

Before moving to NYC, Clay worked on several college campuses with Cru in the southeastern United States and in East Asia. Clay has an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary as well as a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Alabama. He is married to Lyn and has twin 13 year-old daughters, Hope and Emma. Clay enjoys a wide variety of music, good food, and college football.





Melanie Penn is a native Virginian and comes from a long line of Presbyterian church planters from the midwest. Before them, she descends from some spiritual radicals who sailed to North America on the Mayflower.

Melanie is committed to collaborating with American philanthropists in the southeast who give major gifts to CTC, and she considers it a privilege to help heroic church planters from all over the world.

She lives in Brooklyn and is also a professional worship leader and singer-songwriter.





Rebekah creates community and engagement opportunities for those who financially support the CTC mission. Additionally, she manages advancement proposal development and reporting. She is excited to bring her passion for hospitality to the donor experience.