Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Lisa Bates-Froiland, Pastor

That story you heard about Pastor Lisa preaching to the cows on her uncle’s dairy farm in Minnesota when she was a kid? It’s true—and, thankfully, a far cry from the sermons she preaches now to the growing congregation at Redeemer. Pastor Lisa began her call at Redeemer in 2011 after shifting careers from teaching communication at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Pastor Lisa and her husband David are parents to daughters Maddi, who studies at St. Olaf College and Betsy, who studies at Wesleyan University. Pastor Lisa is available for pastoral counseling including premarital counseling, discussions of neighborhood abundance and vitality, theological banter, and conversations about Redeemer and the next wave of Christian discipleship.


Contact: pastorlisa@redeemermilwaukee.org; (414) 238-1043

Aris Townsend, Wedding Venue Coordinator

A graduate from Tennessee State University majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Foreign Language & Literature, Aris has a positive outlook on life and the paths it brings. She’s a true believer that everything happens for a reason. Aris has lived throughout Nashville, TN and New York City for many years building diverse relationships, gaining valuable life experiences and motivating others in many ways. She shares a home with her lovely significant other, Demetrice, their children Drew and Dominic, and their family dog, Kingston. 


Contact: weddings@redeemermilwaukee.org; (347) 893-6102

Aaron Musser, Director of Music

Aaron studied religion, saxophone, voice, organ, church music, and conducting at St. Olaf College; his conducting skills were recognized at the 2019 National Conference of the American Choral Directors' Association in Kansas City. In addition to his musical background, Aaron also has administrative expertise. He helped manage youth programs at an ELCA summer camp and music organizations at St. Olaf College. Aaron is excited to share these skills with Redeemer while continuing to learn, collaborate, and grow. He begins a virtual MDiv program at LSTC this fall.

Contact: music@redeemermilwaukee.org; (605) 759-6784

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