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 Christian Ministries (DCM):  Becka Prestwich was installed at Our Redeemer on July 30, 2023.  Becka is a recent graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, earning her degree in Theology, a minor in Church Ministry with an emphasis in Youth Ministry and a Nonprofit Management minor through their Director of Church Ministries program. She is originally from Pocatello, Idaho, and loves hiking and backpacking in God's creation.

Her interests include reading, writing, cooking, and a great cup of coffee. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 86:11.  

You may reach her via the Church office at (706) 733-6076 or via email at becka.prestwich@orlcaugusta.com

Music Director and Organist: Justin Hornsby is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Princeton, NJ. He holds the degree of Master of Music in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, Master of Arts in Teaching in Music Education, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. He is a frequent performer and collaborator in Georgia and South Carolina. He accompanies many of the choirs in the CSRA such as Grovetown High, Grovetown Middle, Augusta Prep, The Southboundary SIngers, Warren Road Elem, All County Choir, and many other ensembles. He has a thriving private studio where he teaches Piano, Organ, and Voice lessons. Past performances include chamber music concerts throughout Austria, local community recitals, and collaborative recitals at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, NY. He is the Music Director and Organist at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He believes that music is a gift from God and should be shared with others. In his downtime, he enjoys bike riding whenever possible. You may reach him via the Church office at (706) 733-6076 or via email at justin.hornsby@orlcaugusta.com

Parish Administrator: Sheri D. Agee joined the staff at Our Redeemer on November 27, 2000 as the Parish Administrator.    Before coming to Our Redeemer she was a stay at home mom to daughters, Sierra & Brooke.  Prior to that she worked at the Medical College of Georgia in the Department of Medical Photography as the Office Manager.  She is married to Chris Agee.  She is the Women's Ministry Leader at her church and is active in many areas.

Her interests include spending time with family, gardening, attending Christian concerts, painting, and traveling.

You may reach her via the Church office at (706) 733-6076 or via email at sheri.agee@orlcaugusta.com

Technology Support Facilitator: Karen Leibl joined the staff at Our Redeemer the end of April, 2021.  Karen and her family have been members of Our Redeemer since 2000. Although they have traveled the world due to the military, they have made the Augusta, GA area their home now that her husband, Aric, has retired from Active Duty Air Force service.  Aric and Karen have two children, Ethan & Emily, who are both grown. 

You may reach her via email at karen.leibl@orlcaugusta.com