Senior Pastor

William Allison

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Rev. William Allison has been serving as a pastor at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer since June 1985 when he was installed as Associate Pastor. His call focused on Minister of Education and Youth. He was then called to serve as the Senior Pastor; he has served in that capacity since September, 1993.

Pastor Allison attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and was awarded the M. Div. degree and spent his vicarage at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, California, which is also the church to which he accepted his first call into the ministry in 1981. He also served as Associate Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Crown Point, IN before accepting the call at Redeemer.

Pastor's wife, Sue, teaches second grade at Redeemer Lutheran School.  Their oldest son, Steve, is in Orange Beach, AL and their youngest son, Matt,  lives in Kokomo with his wife, Jen.

 Pastor Allison loves to play golf, fish and spend time with his family.  

"For the past 25 years it has been an honor to shepherd God's people here at Redeemer.   I love my visits with the shut-ins, getting to know the member of the church and meeting the students at Redeemer Lutheran Church and School."

"My office door is always open to meet and greet you." 

Associate Pastor

Barry Akers

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Pastor Barry Akers is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He joined the staff of Our Redeemer in December of 1999 after serving two different congregations in Missouri. Pastor Barry is a 1987 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin and a 1991 graduate of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

A veteran of youth ministry, Pastor Barry serves as Our Redeemer's Associate Pastor.  Among his duties include working with the Boards of Deacons, Parish Life and Christian Outreach, and coordinating ministries to the families of Our Redeemer.  In addition, he also serves as the pastoral advisor for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod's Servant Event Committee.

Pastor Barry is married to Kaila, a second grade teacher at Redeemer Lutheran School.  He is also dad to Hannah and her husband Jonathan, Ben and his wife Amber, and Caleb.  He cherishs his young grandchildren Matthew, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Silas.  In addition to spending time with his family and friends, he enjoys reading, singing, and taking walks with his wife and dog.

"I feel extremely blessed," said Pastor Barry, "to serve our great God at such a caring and loving church like Our Redeemer and in a wonderful community like Kokomo." 


Church Secretary

Bev Beahrs

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Business Manager - Church Finance

Jerry Kraase

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Director of Music -- Organist

Florence Moeller

Choir Director - Praise Team Leader

David Britton

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Bell Choir Director

Juanita Martin-Davis

Head Custodian

Rick Ponder

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Date: March 28, 2020
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