Redeemer is a small, but robust community of people who worship together, share life, and is commited to being a holy presence in our neighborhood. We are working to be a place where others feel welcome to do the same, particularly those who don’t look, speak, or think like us. Our staff helps us to lead this movement and create holy space and life in our church.
Eric Worringer is the pastor of the “radical restart” of Redeemer, starting his ministry in the fall of 2015. Pastor Eric hails from the suburbs of Minnesota, and is commmitted to always talking about Jesus and following the Holy Spiring in doing contextually-sensitive ministry in our urban/Spanish-speaking context.
He formerly served as the vicar at Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arlington,MA and as a trauma chaplain at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. He has a B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University; an M.Div from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, OH; and is completing an M.Th in Pastoral Theology from Luther Seminary.
Pastor Eric lives with his wife, Dr. Emma Worringer, a physician at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Centers, in Lawrence, with their black lab, Josie. In his free time, he reads a lot of books, makes bread and granola, enjoys a cold beer, and is always writing about something. He has bright ideas (rarely) and opinions (often) and tries to remain committed to the likelihood that he might be wrong.
Contact him at a variety of social media places below
Kay Foltz serves as the Organist and Choir Director at Redeemer, having served in that position for the last decade. Previously she served at Fatih Lutheran Church in Andover, MA.
If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts or singing in our choir, feel free to contact her!
Elder is an ancient term from the earliest days of the Jesus movement, meaning overseers and protectors of local church life. In some churches, these are just older men. At Redeemer, we believe that both men and women, young and old, can serve as elders. Ours are dedicated, spiritually mature, and committed to both following Jesus and the leadership of redeveloping and renewing our church.