The Risen Redeemer is a collaboration between weather celebrity David Aldrich
and jewelry designer Paul Michael Bierker. David had hatched a plan
to create a unique item to express his faith and allow him to
evangelize the Risen Christ through jewelry.
"Anyone can wear a cross, This is a story!"- David
He just wasn't sure how to make his brilliant idea real.
During a chance meeting in 1998 when David was a meteorology student at NC State
and Paul was promoting his local jewelry studio start-up at WNCN TV
in Raleigh NC a match was made.
Great ideas and makers came together to make the Risen Redeemer a reality.
The first prototypes were crude and simple.
Handiwork and 10-12 prototypes later we arrived at the final design.
Sometimes life alters your path.... As both David and Paul progressed
through their careers and started families the Risen Redeemer
was put on hold, The stone closed on our project. Well not really...
"It was such a moving piece that it has always stayed with me."- Paul
"I still Wear mine EVERYDAY! It is a part of me."- David
Nineteen years later, a meeting convened in Pittsburgh, PA
and David and Paul decided to roll the stone away from the project.
The Risen Redeemer was reborn.
Both David and Paul agreed that we will build an organization with a mission.
To fulfill the Great Commission, as outlined in Matthew 28:18-20
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”