Redeemer Lutheran Church

Meet Our Church Staff

We are a congregation led by dedicated and enthusiastic leaders welcoming all who want to be a part of a growing faith community. All baptized Christians are invited to share in Holy Communion offered regularly throughout the year.

Pastor Pamela Werner

Pastor Pamela Werner

Meet Pastor Pamela Werner who is serving as Redeemer's Vice-Pastor until the congregation calls a new pastor to lead the congregation.

She is currently the pastor at St. James in Folsom and previously served as the Chaplain at the Mainland Campus of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and was a spiritual Care Coordinator for Heartland Hospice. She has also served as an interim pastor for 2 New Jersey congregations.

Pastor Pam enjoys painting, photography and bead work. She likes spending time with friends and on occasion has done some acting in a community theater.

Her partner's name is Linda and they have two cats, one dog and a frog named FROG (Fully Rely On God).

As our vice-pastor she attends council meetings and other meetings as necessary. She also will provide pastoral care for those who are hospitalized and sick and those who are homebound. Pastor is usually at Redeemer on Tuesday afternoons but please make advance arrangements to meet with her.

Pastor Pam can be reached at (609)335-3083 or can be E-mailed at

Lisa Purificato, Parish Administrator

Lisa Purificato

I am Lisa Purificato, originally from Lancaster Pa. I was a Vineland resident for 17 years, before moving to Millville. I have 3 children, Shane, Nicole, and Kaitlyn. A wonderful husband Frank. (& a dog Henley n cat Stella !-) My favorite past times are…. Remodeling my home, landscaping, kayaking, camping, most of all watching my children grow into beautiful young adults. Thank you for making me a part of this Family

Michelle Dixon, Office Assistant

Michelle Dixon

Meet Michelle Dixon. Michelle is grateful to the Council for accepting her to the position of Redeemer’s Office Assistant and she considers it a blessing to be able to work in a Christian environment. She has been to married to Dale for 4 years. They both have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Michelle is originally for Leominster, Massachusetts, so if you have a hard time understanding her that should explain it.

Teresa Minnix, Organist/Choir Director

Teresa Minnix, Organist/Choir Director

Teresa comes to Redeemer is an elementary school music teacher in Absecon and lives in Mays Landing. She has a long history of providing worship leadership in several Lutheran churches in southern New Jersey and has led choirs in Forked River, Manahawkin, Georgian Court College, Lacey Twp High School and the Kinstar International Bilingual School in Beijing, China. Most recently she was at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brant Beach, NJ.

She teaches piano in private homes and loves to direct bell choirs.

We welcome Teresa to Redeemer and look forward to sharing our faith and music with her.

Church Council