Our Ministry Team

Pastor Roger A. Schwartz was installed at Our Redeemer in May of 2008.  He received his Master of Divinity Degree (M. Div.) in 2000 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.

Before coming to Our Redeemer, He served Trinity Lutheran Church in Toccoa, GA and was involved in planting a mission congregation in Clarkesville which now is called Grace Lutheran Church.  Prior to a call to the ministry, Pastor Schwartz worked as an industrial sales engineer. 

His wife, Delores Reich Schwartz, a practicing Physician Assistant, are blessed with three children, Abigail, Nathaniel, and Ethan.

His interests include reading, walking, tennis, and cooking.

You may reach him via the Church office at (706) 733-6076 or via email at roger.schwartz@orlcaugusta.com

Director of Chri
stian Education (DCE): Josh Eckstein      Josh is a 2017 graduate from Concordia University – St. Paul (CSP) and is the new Director of Christian Education (DCE) here at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Before moving to Georgia, Josh lived in the great state of North Dakota, where his father currently serves as an LCMS pastor. His upbringing in a pastor’s family shaped his faith and led him to pursue a degree in Christian ministry, which ultimately led him to CSP. While at college, Josh met his wonderful wife, Kara, who also grew up in a pastor’s family and has a passion for ministry and outreach. Josh is looking forward to serving Our Redeemer through the educational ministries and both of the Ecksteins are eager to see what God has in store for them here.

His interests include photography, video, and Pokémon battles when he has the time.

You may reach him via the Church office at (706) 733-6076 or via email at joshua.eckstein@orlcaugusta.com

Music Director and Organist: Paul Roberts   
Paul began his ministry at Our Redeemer on August 1, 2014. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Boston University and the Manhattan School of Music, respectively, with additional study at the Juilliard School.  He and his wife Bonnie have lived in Augusta since 1977 when they moved here from New York.  They have four grown children, three of whom live in other southern cities.

Paul was born in Richmond, VA, and raised in Miami, FL; St. Louis, MO; Cleveland, OH; and Boston, MA.  He has been active as a music director, organist/pianist, and composer/arranger in church, concert, and theater music.  With his private band he provides music for various community events - weddings, receptions, banquets, parties, honorary occasions - with jazz and dance combos, Dixieland and bluegrass bands, Celtic and Christian contemporary ensembles.

In addition to family outings, he enjoys old friends, wild birds, and great music.

You may reach him at (706) 284-0839 or via email at paul.roberts@orlcaugusta.com

Parish Administrator: Sheri D. Agee

Sheri Agee joined the staff at Our Redeemer on November 27, 2000 as the Parish Administrator.  You may reach her via the Church office at (706) 733-6076 or via email at sheri.agee@orlcaugusta.com