Council at Redeemer


The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer council has general oversight of the life and activities of LCR, as well as, in particular, its worship life, to the end that everything be done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ.

The constitution of LCR establishes a council comprised of ten LCR members elected by the church congregation members for two year terms. Ideally, half of the council is elected in December of each year.  The council president, vice-president and treasurer and secretary comprise the officers of the church.  Management of the church legal affairs and management of the staff is the responsibility of an executive team comprised of the officers plus the pastor.  Key functional responsibilities are assigned to five ministry areas, plus the director of buildings and grounds. 


 Pastor - Don Pieper   My family has been serving here at Redeemer for the past 21 years. My wife, Claudia, and I particularly love worshiping with the Redeemer family and seeing people come to faith, as well as growing in faith through our Alpha Course, small group ministries, youth group and such. We’re so blessed this year by an amazing team of humble, insightful and faith-filled group of Christ-followers serving the Redeemer family on our church council! Hoo-rah to you guys!

Pastor - Don Pieper

My family has been serving here at Redeemer for the past 21 years. My wife, Claudia, and I particularly love worshiping with the Redeemer family and seeing people come to faith, as well as growing in faith through our Alpha Course, small group ministries, youth group and such. We’re so blessed this year by an amazing team of humble, insightful and faith-filled group of Christ-followers serving the Redeemer family on our church council! Hoo-rah to you guys!

 President - Dee Dee Spann

President - Dee Dee Spann

 Vice President & Worship and Media Chair - Meribeth REED   My family has worshiped at Redeemer for more than 20 years. I love the Church, and I love the people here. It has been a privilege and a blessing to serve on the council at LCR.

Vice President & Worship and Media Chair - Meribeth REED

My family has worshiped at Redeemer for more than 20 years. I love the Church, and I love the people here. It has been a privilege and a blessing to serve on the council at LCR.

 Treasurer - John Chapman   It can be difficult to apply an uplifting minister or job description to "treasurer" because the role may even remind some of Jesus' betrayer. Still, it was a significant role to Jesus, so I try to approach my role only out of love and tend to say yes to everything even when it may be better to say no. Apply a “can do” attitude is my approach!

Treasurer - John Chapman

It can be difficult to apply an uplifting minister or job description to "treasurer" because the role may even remind some of Jesus' betrayer. Still, it was a significant role to Jesus, so I try to approach my role only out of love and tend to say yes to everything even when it may be better to say no. Apply a “can do” attitude is my approach!

 Church Admin. Secretary - Brenda Carter   I enjoy being the secretary at Redeemer because it gives me a chance to have more interaction with our members and see that they have access to any information they need. Also, I am the cleaning team coordinator and I love being able to make sure our church is always shining.

Church Admin. Secretary - Brenda Carter

I enjoy being the secretary at Redeemer because it gives me a chance to have more interaction with our members and see that they have access to any information they need. Also, I am the cleaning team coordinator and I love being able to make sure our church is always shining.

 Building & Grounds Chair - Walt Carter   I am proud to be Building and Grounds Coordinator at Redeemer. I enjoy being able to see that the building is always in top condition and keeping the grounds looking beautiful.

Building & Grounds Chair - Walt Carter

I am proud to be Building and Grounds Coordinator at Redeemer. I enjoy being able to see that the building is always in top condition and keeping the grounds looking beautiful.

 Minister of Ed. - Natalia Collier  I am a "Redeemer" because I'm involved in 4 other churches in the community and they are great but I just love my Redeemer family in Christ. I have 5 kids and they feel love and comfort walking in these doors as their 2nd home. Some Sundays my children wake me up to get me to church! And boy are they upset when we miss Alpha Mondays... I love applying Jesus, God and the Spirit with hands on activities, games, music, and food. I homeschool and am now learning and seeing the world alongside my children. I am so excited to step up in the children's ministry and apply my strengths to help kids grow to know a loving and comforting God who is also fun!

Minister of Ed. - Natalia Collier

I am a "Redeemer" because I'm involved in 4 other churches in the community and they are great but I just love my Redeemer family in Christ. I have 5 kids and they feel love and comfort walking in these doors as their 2nd home. Some Sundays my children wake me up to get me to church! And boy are they upset when we miss Alpha Mondays... I love applying Jesus, God and the Spirit with hands on activities, games, music, and food. I homeschool and am now learning and seeing the world alongside my children. I am so excited to step up in the children's ministry and apply my strengths to help kids grow to know a loving and comforting God who is also fun!

 Accounting Specialist - Marty Stark   I just LOVE this church - everyone in it and all the blessings I feel when I am here, working or worshiping. I believe God sent me to this little town 18 years ago, so that I could drive by this church and feel so good.

Accounting Specialist - Marty Stark

I just LOVE this church - everyone in it and all the blessings I feel when I am here, working or worshiping. I believe God sent me to this little town 18 years ago, so that I could drive by this church and feel so good.

 Minister of Missions - John and Sheri

Minister of Missions - John and Sheri

 Minister of Fellowship - Tim Manly   The Fellowship Ministry promotes involvement in church activities that allow for social fellowship with others in our congregation and outside of the church family. My family and I have been attending LCR since 2009. Redeemer is our home and everybody there is family, too.

Minister of Fellowship - Tim Manly

The Fellowship Ministry promotes involvement in church activities that allow for social fellowship with others in our congregation and outside of the church family. My family and I have been attending LCR since 2009. Redeemer is our home and everybody there is family, too.

 Minister of Evangelism - Amy

Minister of Evangelism - Amy

 
 Director of Resources - Amber Benner

Director of Resources - Amber Benner

 

 
 Office Manager [non-council] - Cheryl Montgomery   Being the Office Manager for Redeemer is a personal blessing. It gives me a wonderful opportunity to get to know our members and to be a part of the many areas of Redeemer’s ministry. My position here at Redeemer also gives me the opportunity to work closely with Pastor Don.

Office Manager [non-council] - Cheryl Montgomery

Being the Office Manager for Redeemer is a personal blessing. It gives me a wonderful opportunity to get to know our members and to be a part of the many areas of Redeemer’s ministry. My position here at Redeemer also gives me the opportunity to work closely with Pastor Don.