Meet Pastor Saylor
The Reverend Michael Saylor has served as Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church since 2003. A 1999 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary, Pastor Saylor previously served as the Associate Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran in Ida Grove, Iowa before accepting the Call to Redeemer.
During his time at Redeemer, Pastor has supervised and mentored DCE interns, DCEs, numerous seminary field-workers, and a vicar. In addition, he currently serves the Ohio District as 1st Vice President. Pastor has served previously as Circuit Counselor (now known as Circuit Visitor) for Circuit 1 of the Northwest Region of the District and held the position of part-time Mission and Ministry Facilitator (MMF) before being elected Vice President.
Pastor also serves as a board member for the Village Ministry Center of Convoy and was instrumental in the development and start-up of this community outreach effort.
Between the years 2010-13 Pastor made four trips to Liberia, West Africa where he held an annual theological workshop for pastors and church leaders who serve Lutheran churches in and around Zwedru, Liberia.
Pastor and his wife, Laura, were married at Mount Calvary Lutheran in Fort Wayne on March 14, 1987. They have been blessed with seven children and two grandchildren.
In addition to spending time with Laura and the family, Pastor enjoys running, hiking, reading and traveling.
Meet Pastor Becker
The Reverend Robert Becker was installed as Redeemer's Associate Pastor Emeritus on September 18th, 2016. He has become a welcome addition to the ministries of the Church - preaching, teaching, visiting and encouraging members.
Bob was born on April 7, 1941 in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. He was baptized into the Christian faith on November 11, 1945 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He was confirmed into the Lutheran faith in 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Rockville, Connecticut.
Upon graduation from Arnold High School, in Arnold, Pennsylvania in 1959, Robert attended and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. After working in the field of aviation for 20 years, Robert completed the academic requirements for admission to Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Robert received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Concordia in 1984 and was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry that same year.
Pastor Becker has served three congregations: Lord of Life Lutheran Church, North Vernon, Indiana; Grace Lutheran Church, Weston, Ohio; and Zion Lutheran Church, Schumm, Ohio. Since his retirement in 2008, Pastor Becker has served Zion Lutheran Church, Decatur, Indiana by preaching, teaching and visiting Zion’s shut-in members. He has also served the congregation of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Antwerp, Ohio. In addition to those ministry roles, since his retirement, Pastor Becker has had the pleasure of serving as pulpit supply at various congregations in Indiana and Ohio.
Robert married his wife Ruth Ann, on January 13, 1962. They have been blessed with two sons: Robert A. and Randall A.
Robert A. and his wife Wendy have five children: Jessica, James, Sarah, Jacob and Nathan. They reside in Goshen, Indiana.
Randall A. and his wife Julie have three daughters: Alyssa, Anna, and Elizabeth. They reside near Bowling Green, Ohio.