Pastor Vince Barringer
Pastor Vince has served at Redeemer for the past two years. He has been a senior pastor at a church in Downey, CA and the pastor of a dual parish in Veneta and Junction City, OR. He received his Master’s in theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, completing his four-year vicarage through the cross-cultural ministry program at Concordia University, Irvine, CA. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from BIOLA university, as well as an associate degree in history and social science from Citrus College. He is forever reading or researching something. He has worked a variety of jobs over the years, prior to becoming a pastor, from newspaper distribution to route sales/delivery rep. His sermons reflect not only his sense of humor, but also his variety of life experiences.
He and his wife Lisa love to travel. Fishing is one of the few hobbies that he indulges in. He and his son Alex caught some beautiful salmon in Alaska last year. He and Alex also enjoy going to baseball games and hope to one day visit all of the great MLB ballparks.
Most importantly of all though, he has a heart for the lost and strives to reach the hurting world with the Good News that Christ died to redeem us all from eternal punishment for our sins and through Christ alone we can have eternal life in Heaven with our God.
Barbara has been making things run smoothly at Redeemer for about 12 years now. Whenever someone needs to know something, she is the first stop for the information. Barbara is very active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), not only at Redeemer but at a zone and district level also. She enjoys taking off on road trips to visit family and friends across the country. She loves the Arizona heat and is an avid walker, getting in those steps even on the hottest of days! She is a treasure that we are blessed to have here at Redeemer.
Congregation President – Gale Johnson
Vice President – Dale Fornoff
Secretary – Shirley Anderson
Financial Secretary – Barbara Wade
Outreach – Joan Johnson
Christian Education – Barbara Luther
Treasurer – Jan Malmstom
Trustee – Jorge Maestas
Stewardship – Karen Fornoff
Head Elder – Rich Palmer