Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ!

Below is the biographical pages about each pastor. THIS IS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. Do not share with people outside of our congregation. 

I'd also like to draw your attention to a difference in the biographical information. The bottom portion of the biographical pages contains comments from two different District Presidents who reside in different regions of the country and may use different phrases or evaluation terms. 

The call committee will be presenting additional information about both pastors at the voter meeting. 

Please contact me or other call committee members if you have questions you would like us to address in our presentation. 

-- Kathleen Brade


-- (734) 944-2856

Pastor Roger Schwartz


  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Concordia Seminary — St. Louis, Missouri M.Div. 2000

Present Congregation (serving for 12 1/2 years)

  • Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Augusta, GA
  • 505 baptized members, 407 confirmed members, 208 weekly attendance

Family Information

  • Wife: Married 27 years to Delores (Reich) Schwartz (vocation: Physicians’ Assistant)
  • 3 adult children

Clinical Pastor Education

  • Pastoral Leadership Institute (2007-2011)
  • Stephen Ministry (1992)
  • Church Planter’s Institute

Service beyond the congregation

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interdenominational Choir Concert
  • CROP Walk
  • Worship Services at nursing homes
  • Optimist Club
  • Rotary Club
  • Blood drives
  • Prayer walks and motorcades
  • PTO President
  • Reading volunteer at elementary school

Personal and Pastoral Skills according to Florida-Georgia District President:

  • Pastor Roger Schwartz is rated as outstanding in people skills and very good in tact, patience, cooperation and administration. He is a willing       worker with a pastoral heart. He is innovative, creative, and dedicated to reaching out with the love of Christ. He is a gifted musician. COK desired skills from pastor profile

Comments from Florida-Georgia District President:

  • Lay Leadership development: (this skill not addressed in comments)
  • Preaching: He is a very good preacher of the Christian faith. He has great preaching content and delivers his message well.
  • Family Ministry: (this skill not addressed in comments)
  • Outreach: He is a mission-minded pastor who is actively involved in his community as a volunteer chaplain. He is committed to putting his faith into action.
  • Leadership: He is a very good leader.
  • Teaching: He is a very good teacher.
  • Senior Adult Ministry: (this skill not addressed in comments)