Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Lisa Bates-Froiland, Pastor


Born and raised in Central Minnesota, Pastor Lisa and her family have called Wisconsin home since 1998. Pastor Lisa began her call at Redeemer in 2011 after shifting careers from teaching communication at Mount Mary College (now University) in Milwaukee. Pastor Lisa and her husband David are parents to adult daughters Madelyn and Betsy. Pastor Lisa is available for pastoral counseling including premarital counseling, discussions of neighborhood abundance and vitality, theological banter, and congregational renewal.

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

Aris Townsend, Wedding Venue Coordinator

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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 is currently pursuing an MDiv program at LSTC.

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