Our Team

Rev. Chris Kollmann - Pastor

Pastor Chris enjoys getting to know people of all ages and teaching them about their Savior.  He was born and raised in Eastchester NY, attended Concordia College in Bronxville, NY, and graduated Concordia Seminary in St Louis, MO in 2012.  Pastor Chris and his wife Stephanie have two boys, Micah and Jacob.  In their free time, Pastor Chris and Stephanie like hiking, camping, cooking, eating New York Pizza, going to festivals, spending time as a family, and getting a full night's sleep when the boys cooperate!  Pastor Chris is excited to get to know the people and the community of Vero Beach. 

Rev. Jack VanderPlate - Minister of Music

Jack was ordained in 1971, and he has served as a pastor for 5 different churches in Iowa, Florida, and Michigan. In his retirement, he enjoys providing music for Redeemer.  Jack has been active as a music teacher and performer his entire adult life, with over 30 concerts on organ and piano.  His principle instructors were Mable Guess, Roger Davis, and Huw Lewis.  He is featured in three CDs produced during the Tulip Time Festival Organ Concerts (Holland, MI).  Jack holds the CAGO certificate of the American Guild of Organists, and is a member of their Treasure Coast Chapter.  He enjoys composing music, playing tennis, running, reading, mentoring at-risk teenagers and trading options in the stock market.  He has been married for 51 years to his high school sweetheart, Judy.  They have two daughters, Laurie and Jill, and two wonderful grandchildren, Mackenzie and Mason.  

Elizabeth Morgan - Church Office Manager​

Elizabeth has served as Redeemer's office manager for 12 years. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Elizabeth and her husband Earl have lived in Vero Beach for 23 years.  They have two daughters, Jessica and Julie.  Elizabeth loves pets - she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and her cat.  In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, collecting antiques, refinishing furniture, and taking walks on the beach.

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900 27th Ave, Vero Beach FL 32960

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