Meet Our Staff

Pastor Todd
Meet Pastor Todd

Pastor Todd was born in Berlin, Wisconsin.  His career path to the ministry was not what you could say a “normal” one would be.  Pastor lost his mother to juvenile diabetes in his first year of college.  This put him on the path to becoming a research scientist, hopefully, one day working in diabetes research.  He attended the University of Wisconsin, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Microbiology.  After receiving his degree, he sent out several resumes to private and university laboratories, except for Milwaukee.  Nothing against Milwaukee.  Since he grew up in Wisconsin, he wanted to see what the rest of the U.S. had to offer.  After all his applications were rejected, he sent an application to the Blood Research Insititute/Medical College of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (a close suburb of Milwaukee.)  Wouldn’t you know it – within four days, he had an interview and was hired on the spot.  Pastor’s research centered around working with children who suffered from Sickle Cell Anemia.  While there, he took several courses working towards his Ph.D.  After working at the Research Institute for two years, he found out his investigator’s grant money would run out at the end of the year.


This began a deep internal reflection on what to do next, including entering the ministry and, hopefully, one day being able to use his science skills with theology.


While working in Milwaukee, Pastor Todd met his wife Gina, who also worked at the Blood Research Institute.  I guess there was a reason the Lord sent me to Milwaukee!  We were married in 1998.  Pastor enjoys photography, golf, reading, and yard work outside of church life.  We are proud parents of two Bengal cats.

Pastor Laurence Meyer
Meet Pastor Laurence Meyer

Pastor Emeritus Laurence Meyer grew up in eastern Iowa.  He graduated from Concordia College, St. Paul, MN, Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, IN and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO.  He  served as Pastor in southern Minnesota for 16 years before serving as Pastor to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Richland, WA for 23 years. He currently serves as Visitation Pastor to members in assisted living facilities as well as those confined to their own homes.  In retirement he has served pulpit supply as well as churches in the Columbia Basin when they had pastoral vacancies. He and Ona have been married for 58 years.

Ronda Wolfe
Meet Ronda

Ronda was born and raised in Oregon where she met her husband, Roy, who was a long time Missouri Synod Lutheran. After they were married and Roy graduated from OSU they moved to the Tri-Cities. Ronda was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Redeemer in 1981.  She has been active at Redeemer in many ways over the years. She joined the staff at Redeemer in October 2015 as the Administrative Assistant. 


In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her four granddaughters, camping, gardening and reading.

Dan Niebuhr
Meet Music Director
Dan Niebuhr

Daniel Niebuhr is Redeemer’s Director of Music. Dan has spent his entire life in the LCMS, growing up in a musical family with a church organist father. He studied music at the University of Wisconsin before coming to Redeemer in 1999. He started playing periodically for the contemporary service and gradually expanded his role and involvement. In 2006 he took over the choir and organist duties and became our Director of music.