• Pete Pederson

    Executive Pastor  -

    Pete has lived in the Minot area all of his life. After high school he farmed for 20 years before joining the Our Redeemer’s staff in 1999 as Youth Director, and later served as Associate Pastor. Pete sees his strengths as keeping the gospel central in all of our ministries and helping people see how God has gifted them to serve. He is married to Shelly and they have 3 adult children and 2 grandsons. He enjoys outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing.    

  • Jay Zimmerman

    Business Administrator  -

    Jay is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Dakota. He worked as a CPA in public accounting for 12 years in Minnesota and North Dakota before accepting God’s calling to serve as Business Administrator at Our Redeemer’s in September of 2001. Jay uses his gifts by providing administrative and financial leadership and facility management to help the church fulfill its mission. He enjoys motorcycling and snowmobiling. Jay and Karen were married in 1994 and have two sons and a daughter.

  • Jeff Ringstad

    School Administrator  -

    Jeff joined our staff in August 2019. He has taught high school social studies at Midkota Public School and is completing his Master's degree in Educational Administration from the University of Mary in May 2020. Jeff and his wife Lisa are from Cooperstown, ND and have four sons, the youngest of whom is a junior in high school.

  • april inches

    Communications Director -

    April has been a part of Our Redeemer's Church since June 2015. She has served in several ministries through the years and is now excited to serve as the church's Communications Director. When not working April enjoys spending time with er husband Brian and two daughters, Taylor and Brianna.

  • Wanda Fogarty

    Bookkeeper  -

    Wanda has been a part of the Our Redeemer’s staff since August of 2001 and currently serves as Bookkeeper for the church/school. Married to Bob since 1983, she counts each year as an amazing gift. They enjoyed the parenting journey with their five children and occasionally get to re-live those days with their grandchildren. When not at work, you can find Wanda on some adventure with Bob, the family, or at home curled up with a good book. Summer is her favorite season!


    Children's Ministry Director  -

    Mandi has served in several areas of children’s ministry at Our Redeemer’s prior to joining the staff in August 2018. Her love for children and desire to help them grow in their relationship with Christ called her to her current role as Children's Ministry Director. Mandi and her husband Nate were married in 2005 and are blessed to be parents to their son, Austin. She loves music, movies, and summers at the lake. 

  • Shelly Pederson

    Worship Director  -

    Shelly joined the staff of Our Redeemers in 2007 as our Worship Director. Shelly spends her time making music with the many gifted musicians at Our Redeemers, with the majority of time being spent on the contemporary worship services. Shelly is responsible for organizing and coordinating many areas of our worship services. She is married to Pete and they have 3 adult sons. Shelly is passionate about music and enjoys serving at Our Redeemer's.


    Technology Director -

    Eric is a Minot native. He graduated from Minot State University - Bottineau with a degree in Cisco routing. With a love for Jesus and a wide variety of computer backgrounds, he will help Our Redeemer's share the message through his gifts in technology. He and his wife, Heather, have two children Michael and Ella. In his spare time he enjoys retro video gaming and woodworking.

  • Maintenance Staff

    Steve Ellingson - Head Custodian

    Jerome Phillips

Bookkeeping Position Available

Due to retirement, Our Redeemer’s Church and Christian School has an immediate opening for a full-time Bookkeeper.

This individual will perform a variety of general bookkeeping and accounting functions including but not limited to: recording all daily cash/non-cash transactions, making bank deposits, maintaining the church and school's accounts payable, maintaining the school's online tuition management system and the related accounts receivable, preparing the bi-weekly payroll, and preparing quarterly and annual payroll reports. This position requires a good working knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software, attention to detail, and dependability.

This full-time position offers daytime hours with some flexibility with work schedule, competitive salary, employer-paid health insurance, vacation and holiday pay, 401(k) plan with employer match, and a Section 125 flexible benefits plan.

A complete Job Description and Application are available here.

Completed applications may be emailed to If you have any questions, please contact Jay Zimmerman, Business Administrator, in the church office at 701.838.0750. 

Board of Elders

The church is led by a group of men who are called by God and affirmed by the congregation to shepherd, teach, care for, oversee, and equip the congregation for ministry. These men are available to talk with you about any needs or concerns that you might have! The elders of Our Redeemer's Church are:

Mike Fogarty - Chairman of the Board

Brent Helseth - Vice Chairman of the Board

Merlin Allerdings

Dave Forthun

Scott Knutson

Arne Lynne

Jonas Nelson

Ed Nugent

Dick Pederson

Pete Pederson