Redeemer is led and shepherded by a team of Elders. New Testament churches were entrusted to the care and supervision of a body of elders who kept watch over their souls and would one day give account to the Great Shepherd of the sheep (I Peter 5:1-4). The church family is called to obey them and submit to them so that their work will be a joy and not a burden (Heb. 13:17).
The serving ministries of Redeemer, both within our Church Family and in our community, are directed by our team of men and women Deacons.
Tom Oster serves as Lead Pastor, teaching, equipping and coordinating our ministry within the vision God gave us. Raised on the Great Lakes in a large family, Tom came to personal salvation while studying electrical engineering at Penn State University. He came to work at GE in Salem where he met his wife, Sherry. Six…
Austin Calhoun is the Director of Group Ministries and is responsible for recruiting, training and equipping Group leaders and coordinating “on ramps” for adults to plug into our Groups (assimilation). He is also our Director of Children’s Ministry. He enjoys board games, VT sports, travel and visiting new places — especially zoos! Austin has the largest collection of…
Director of Youth Ministries
Director of Music Ministries
Elders: Tom Oster, Frank Kerr, Josh Myers, Rick Friesen, Keff Beasley Deacons: Lars Agren, Althea Dent, Julie Hare, Mike Kellinger, Wayne Wilcox, Stephen McTigue, Debbie Beasley