Pastor Joseph E. Townsend 

A graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary: Fort Wayne Indiana in 1980 (MDiv) with a major in New Testament. Joe was first pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran: Knox, IN (1980-1986) and has now been serving at Redeemer for 31 years. 

Pastor Joe is practical in his approach to teaching and preaching; making Scripture a part of our everyday life. He contributes to worship with guitar, recorder and brass. 

Joe and Debbie have been married for 39 years, have five children and have been a ministry team for 36 years. 



Debbie Townsend - Parish Assistant

Debbie serves as Parish Assistant and works closely with the Board of Christian Education to provide programming for Sunday School, Bible studies and VBS. She also takes an active role in our International Outreach and Senior programs. 



Trudy Townsend - Secretary

Trudy is our part time secretary. She makes sure all the administrative and worship service details are handled. She is currently a student studying music theory and composition. 



Don Isaacs - Music Director

Don has served as Redeemer's music director for the past 20 years. His musical talents and singing ability direct our worship band, The Psalters and choirs on special occasions. 


Linda Hall - Organist

Linda has been Redeemer's organist for over 20 years. She plays the keyboard with The Psalters and is a graduate of the Brookston School of Music. 

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