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Our History

From our archives: a chronology

Redeemer Lutheran Church

78 John St. West (at Severn),  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  N2L 1B8      Tel: (519) 745-5027
2000 June- Pastor Eric Vuorinen retired after serving us for twelve years. October- Rev. Robert Krestick was installed as our new pastor.

2001  Heidi Gallas and Carol Norman shared the new position of

Child and Youth Programme Coordinator. 2002  August- The house at 76 John St. was purchased, to be used by our Vicars and their families. 2003  December- The “redeemer-church.ca” internet domain name was registered. 2004  The Children’s Library was completed. 2010  May 13 was our 75th anniversary. Once a month, throughout the year, the anniversary was celebrated with special worship services in which former pastors, and sons of Redeemer who had become pastors preached the sermon; fellowship coffee time was held after each service, with slide shows, reminiscences, and confirmands’ reunions. The year’s celebrations ended with a formal banquet, with keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Bugbee, President of LCC. 2010 and on - Life, Worship, Missions, Fellowship, all continue at Redeemer. Thanks be to God!

Recent milestones:

2014 September- Pastor Robert Krestick retired after serving us for fourteen years.                            - Rev. Robert Morley stepped in as our Vacancy Pastor.                   - Heidi Gallas completed 20 years as our Music Director, and continues.
2015 April- Rev. Joel V. Kuhl was installed as our new pastor.          November- Rev. Robert Krestick was installed as our newest Pastor Emeritus.