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About Redeemer

Church Staff


David Lynden

Senior Pastor

Pastor Dave, his wife Desiree and their three children- Josiah, Micah and Jordan Grace- came to serve at Redeemer in November 2014. Prior to coming to Wisconsin, Dave has served in ministry since 1994 in Ohio: in Cleveland, Dayton, Springfield and Akron. He has a BA in Education from the University of Akron, an MAR from Trinity International University and graduate studies at The Ohio State University. And yes, Dave is a die-hard Buckeyes fan! Dave's passions include teaching and preaching the Scriptures with an emphasis on the big picture of the Bible. His specialties at both Trinity and Ohio State were in Old Testament, biblical Hebrew and Akkadian and he loves to unfold the Old Testament and connect it in a relevant way to life for followers of Jesus. He loves the New Testament too! He is also very passionate about spiritual formation, mercy ministries for the vulnerable and the special needs community. On a personal note- he enjoys bicycling, weightlifting, pizza (who doesn't?) and nature.


Bob Bartelme

Pastor of Discipleship & Outreach

Pastor Bob, his wife Natalie, and two children, Joshua and Lindsay, joined the staff in January of 2006. Bob has served as both a church planter and associate pastor in two previous churches in Minnesota. Born and raised a “cheesehead,” he has returned to his roots and brought with him a passion for seeing people embrace Jesus and develop a deep relationship with Him. Bob is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison and received a Masters of Divinity from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois. Bob provides leadership for Outreach and Discipleship and is a resource for Missions, Small Groups and Prayer Ministries. Bob enjoys running, biking, golf, downhill skiing and spending as much time as he can with his wife Natalie.


Mike Weiss

Youth Pastor

Born in Green Bay and he now resides in Milwaukee with his wife, Cora. Mike has been serving as one of the adult leaders in student ministries since 2009, and was the interim youth director from August 2013 to May 2016, and as of June 5th, is now our full-time Youth Pastor. Mike also served as a leader for his InterVarsity chapter at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts & Theological studies degree from Trinity International University. Mike has a passion to see students from middle school through college come to know the gospel and become equipped to spread it in their schools, jobs, friends and family. He is also a coffee fanatic and a die-hard Brewers fan.


Gwen Brown

Administrative Assistant

Gwen has been serving as our Administrative Assistant since June of 1994. She spent over 20 years serving in our Student Ministries and now serves as a small group leader with her husband Mike. Gwen provides assistance to the pastoral staff and ministry leaders as well as maintains the regular office duties, website, supplies and equipment. She also coordinates the church calendar, facility use, and serves as the church treasurer.


Emily Schmidlkofer

Children's Ministry Director

Emily has been a part of Redeemer since her earliest years, and began serving as Redeemer's Director of Children's Ministries in August 2016. She has a bachelor's in communication, a master's in marketing, and ten years of experience in non-profit management. She has a deep love for our church and its families, and knows from firsthand experience how Biblical truths learned as a child can remain with you through life’s joys and challenges, and provide a strong foundation for spiritual growth as an adult. It is the desire of her heart that every child who grows up within our church family will have that same foundation. Emily met and married her husband Eric at Redeemer, and they now greatly enjoy being parents to two little girls - Ellie and Emma. She is passionate about oil painting, all things chocolate, and raising up children who know and love Jesus!


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