Redeemer Ministry Staff

"For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace

given to each of us." (Romans 12:4-6)

  • Pastor Chad Ott

    Rev. Chad Ott began serving as Lead Pastor on June 11, 2016, after having served the congregation as Associate Pastor since August 21, 2011.

    Chad grew up in Ishpeming, Michigan. He completed his undergraduate work at Concordia Universtity Wisconsin and studied for the Pastoral Ministry at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Chad met his wife Pamela while working together with her as camp counselors at Camp Luther in Three Lakes, Wisconsin. Chad and Pam have three children, Emily, Kyle, and Julia.

    Chad enjoys salmon fishing, ice fishing, and trout fishing as well as deer hunting and goose hunting. He also relaxes spending time playing guitar. As a native Michigander he roots for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions, Dertroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and the Universtity of Michigan Wolverines.

    Email Pastor Ott at

  • Director of Christian Education

              Anna Dauffenbach

    Anna Dauffenbach was installed as Director of Christian Education at Redeemer on September 13, 2015 after having served her DCE Internship at Redeemer during the 2013-2014 year.

    Anna hails from the great state of Minnesota, having grown up in a southern Minnesota town called Owatonna. She attended Concordia University, Saint Paul where she majored in Christian Ministry, minored in Lutheran Theology and received her DCE Certification. 

    In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading, watching movies, looking up movie trivia, and rooting for the Minnesota Wild hockey team. She is a nerd through and through; probably knowing too much about Disney, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and any other fandom she can find.

    DCE Anna can be reached at

  • Director of worship & Outreach

               Larry Bruce

    Larry grew up in Arnold, Michigan. After graduating from Gwinn High School he earned a B.S. in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University and spent 11 years in the classroom teaching middle and high school social studies. During the last two years he was teaching, Larry completed the Lay Ministry Program through Concordia University Wisconsin and has served the LCMS since completing that program in 2016. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Karen, in 2003 and they have two children, Carmen and Nathan.

    In his spare time, Larry enjoys playing the guitar, listening to and learning new music, building and tinkering with gadgets and technology, and watching movies. He enjoys watching college sports and will always be found cheering for the Michigan State Spartans. Go Green! 

    Larry can be reached via email at

  • Director of Christian education Intern

              Susie Danner

    Susie was born and raised in Yankton, South Dakota and has come to Redeemer through Concordia University Saint Paul. She is attending Concordia as a Director of Christian Education student and was placed at Redeemer for her internship year to learn more about becoming a Director of Christian Education firsthand. She met her husband Caleb while playing intramural volleyball at Concordia and the two were married this past summer.

    For fun Susie likes to read, bake all kinds of yummy desserts and breads, go on adventurous hikes, and camp. She loves to spend her spare time in any kind of water, swimming whenever she can. Her husband will also tell you she is a Cubs fan but she will tell you she prefers to root for any team playing against them.

  • Donna Brege -- Administrative Assistant

  • Amy Martin -- Administrative Assistant