Join a Ministry Team

We believe that God's people flourish most when we worship Him using the gifts He has given us.  Here at Redeemer, you are welcome and encouraged to use your strengths and passions - whether they be logistical, creative or pastoral - to serve God and to strengthen the ministry of His Church.

Our ministry team schedule is made quarterly, and team-members are always encouraged to join more ministries or take a break, depending on the season you are in.  A quarterly schedule allows for freedom to experiment, try new ways of serving, and to see what sticks.  We believe that serving on a ministry team is also a wonderful way to receive - to receive community, to receive training, and to receive the blessings that come when we use our gifts to worship the living God.

Explore our ministry teams below.  Have a question?  Reach out to any of our leaders - we'd love to connect with you, hear your story, and help you to discern how God may be calling you to serve in Portage Park.


Greeter and Usher Team

The Greeter/Usher Team is a wonderful place to start.  Each week, two ushers work together to greet members and visitors as they arrive, and assist other leaders in a few ways throughout the service.  This role is key to making sure that each individual who walks through our doors feels welcomed and wanted.

Contact Danny Linton at

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Music Team

Strengthen your musical and spiritual gifts by joining our musicians and singers for Sunday worship.

Contact Derek Boemler, Worship Leader at

Children's Ministry

Teach, befriend, and learn with our children (ages 4-10) during Children's Church.  Our curriculum, Young Children and Worship, provides teachers and students with both structure and creative freedom as we worship God with song, craft, and story.

Contact Danny Linton, Ministry Team Coordinator at

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Service Setup and Take-down

We believe that the physical space we use to worship God matters.  Our setup and take-down team ensures that all elements used in a service of worship - from the processional cross to the bread and wine of Eucharist - is ready for action.

Contact Ed Lott, Setup Coordinator at

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Prayer Ministers

Join our team of trained prayer ministers to pray with individual members and visitors during Communion.

Contact Phil Landin, Catechist and Prayer Minister, with questions. If you would like to receive training for prayer ministry, at

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Scripture Readers

We treasure God's Word, and we treasure the powerful experience of reading, hearing, feeling and seeing it spoken aloud each week.

Contact Danny Linton, Ministry Team Coordinator at

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Eucharist Minister

Holy Communion is where we are most intimately met by God.  While only a priest can bless the bread and wine, we love for all believers to be represented at the Table.  Men and women of faith are welcome and encouraged to participate in this act of service and union by administering the sacraments to members and visitors.

Contact Kyle Oesch, Catechist at 

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Worship Arts

Our Worship Arts team is not a Sunday-specific team.  Instead, we tackle the visual, theatrical, literary and auditory elements of worship and outreach throughout the liturgical calendar.  This can be anything from creating an aesthetically beautiful worship space, to planning a dramatic presentation of Scripture passages, to finding artistic ways to reach out to our neighbors.

Contact Danny Linton, Ministry Team Coordinator at

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Join the nursery team to care for arguably our cutest congregants during the sermon of our Sunday worship service.

Contact Dawn Hartsell, Nursery Team Leader, at