SPECIFIC MINISTRY PASTOR
Tom and his wife Karen have been members at Redeemer since 2015. Before entering the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Colloquy Program (CMC), Tom served since 2003 as a licensed Deacon at St. Paul’s, Garden Grove, CA and had many other roles as well, including President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Elder. Since college, he has had friends in a variety of Christian denominations and seeks to use best practices in ministry from both Lutheran and non-Lutheran sources. Pastor Tom was ordained and installed as Redeemer’s Specific Ministry Pastor in December 2021.
Tom has a background in finance and computer science and has been consulting and teaching in the field of entrepreneurship for the past 20 years. His wife Karen is a rostered teacher and currently teaches math and science at a charter high school in Long Beach. Both Tom and Karen have been active members and leaders in their Lutheran churches for the past 40 years. They have three children, David, Jon and Sam.
Note: Redeemer is in the process of calling a new senior pastor.
Carol Waidner, Church Office Secretary
Pamella Clugston, Office Assistant
Mindy Weiss, Preschool Director
Please visit our Preschool website https://school.redeemer-lutheran.net/ for Preschool staff members as well as additional information.
Beth Hansen, Director of Sacred Music
- Sanctuary Choir Director
Matthew Laub, Organist
- Adult Handbells Director