Who We Are
Redeemer is a growing church in Louisville and part of the Presbyterian Church in America. We exist to glorify God by enjoying him together. We share that joy with one another in our church community, our city, and our world. We seek to be gospel-centered and historically rooted.
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FRITZ GAMES, SENIOR PASTOR
Fritz and his wife Aimee began at Redeemer in the summer of 2016. Fritz has always said he’d like to pastor a church he’d love to be a part of, and he has found it in Redeemer. He and Aimee have been married for 24 years and have four children in college and one still at home. Fritz cut his teeth in ministry in the Mississippi Delta doing youth ministry, attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, then launched chapters of the P.C.A. college ministry R.U.F. at Middle Tennessee State University and Western Kentucky University. While in Bowling Green he had the privilege of helping his best friend plant Grace and Peace Presbyterian. He likes to think he’s a decent mountain biker but thankfully finds his true identity in Christ!
FOREST ARNOLD, ELDER
Forest is a founding member of Redeemer Louisville since 2004, and was here for the particularization of the church in 2007. He had the opportunity to move out of state, but stayed to serve the church in the early years. He enjoys being part of this wonderful church and is humbled to serve it. He is supported by his wife, Dana, who herself is sensitive to the needs and joys of the congregation. He is part of the music ministry during worship. Forest and Dana have three sons who are also members of Redeemer.
JONATHAN KIEL, MINISTRY COORDINATOR/ELDER
Jonathan has been at Redeemer since 2014. He was elected as an elder in 2016 and came on staff later that year. Jonathan and his wife, Corrie, have three young children (Samuel, Miriam, and Charlotte). They moved to Louisville in 2010 to pursue a Ph.D. in Old Testament studies after he graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary. Their time at Redeemer has been among the most rewarding and joy-filled times of their lives. When not working for Redeemer or writing his dissertation, you will probably find Jonathan spending time with his family or riding his bike.
JEFFREY NAU, ELDER
Our Lord is great and He has blessed us with a wonderful body of believers at Redeemer through whom and with whom we can fellowship and serve. My wonderful wife, Katie, and I moved to Louisville in 2003 for my residency training in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat). We helped to plant Redeemer in 2004. When I finished my residency in 2008, Katie and I were not ready to leave Louisville, and at this point probably never will. We did, and still do, look forward to seeing the Lord’s work through Redeemer. We enjoy being a part of such a loving body of believers at Redeemer. We want to see the gospel changing lives in our neighborhoods and the community. I have enjoyed the opportunity and am humbled and honored to serve as an elder. Katie has been a crucial supporter for me in that service and is a great servant of the church in many ways herself. We have 4 boys (Clayton 11, Levi 9, Bennett 6, and Judah 6) who fill our hearts with joy, stretch our patience, and show us our sin everyday (each one fulfilling different roles at different times)!
WAYNE ELLIOTT, DEACON
I have been a member at Redeemer since 2007 with my wife Heidi. We have 8 children (5 of them them born since we have been at Redeemer). Our family has been blessed many times over from our Church. Our kids have had a solid Biblical teaching that has been instrumental in their growth in Christ. I have served as a Deacon for several years and have been blessed through this service. Heidi has been a solid rock to me through these years and has encouraged me through this time. We look forward to seeing our family and our church family grow in the years ahead at Redeemer.
BROOKS FOWLER, DEACON
Brooks and Lindsay have been members of Redeemer since 2014 with Brooks serving as a deacon and church treasurer since 2016. Brooks and Lindsay met in New Orleans where they lived until moving to Kentucky in 2012. They have a young son Tate who was born in 2016. The Fowlers have been blessed in so many ways by the Redeemer family and continue to grow through fellowship with others and strong gospel centered preaching.
AARON MEHALL, DEACON
Aaron has been a member of Redeemer since 2014 and has served as a deacon since 2016. Aaron grew up in the PCA and has been a member and attended multiple PCA churches. He feels blessed to have found such a welcoming church that displays such great love and fellowship. He is married to Katie and they have two children, Maximus and Penelope. Aaron enjoys sports and is a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan.
NANCI DIVELY, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Nanci has been a part of Redeemer since the very beginning in 2004 and started as Administrative Assistant in 2013. She has also served in several different capacities over the years from Nursery Coordinator to Women’s Ministry. Nanci has been married to Daniel since 2006 and they have 3 children, Grace, Maggie and Declan whom they homeschool with the help of extended family. Nanci, also works full-time as a Paralegal and real estate agent.
BERT WITZEL, WORSHIP LEADER
Bert moved to Louisville in 2005 to work for the Louisville Orchestra as principal bass. He started assisting with the music at Redeemer shortly after he came to Louisville. Bert also teaches bass lessons to students in the Louisville area, and enjoys reading and taking walks in his spare time.
CORRIE KIEL, CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Corrie has been a member of Redeemer since 2014 and has served as Children’s Sunday School Coordinator since 2015. She grew up in small town Mississippi, graduated from Mississippi College, met and married her husband, Jonathan, while he was a student at Reformed Theological Seminary, and has three lively and sweet children, Samuel, Miriam, and Charlotte. They moved to Louisville for Jonathan to pursue a PhD and have never loved a city or church body more than they have loved Louisville and Redeemer! Corrie works from home as a bookkeeper for an architecture firm, and otherwise enjoys the role of motherhood, which leads her to her Savior’s feet each day. Corrie’s favorite things include reading a good book, discovering new music, organizing messy things, and finding a way to throw a party without having to actually cook!
KATIE MEHALL, NURSERY COORDINATOR
Katie has been attending Redeemer since 2013 and serving as Nursery Coordinator since 2014. Katie and her husband, Aaron, were thankful for Redeemer and it's welcoming arms as they moved from Pittsburgh to Louisville in 2013. They continue to see the church bless them and their children through great relationships and fellowship at Redeemer. Katie and Aaron have two children (Maximus, 5 and Penelope 3). She works part time at an accounting firm and enjoys staying home with her children the other days. She looks forward to growing and serving at Redeemer in the years to come.
KATIE NAU, WOMEN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Katie is delighted to have been a part of Redeemer since its very first worship service in 2004. She and her husband, Jeffrey, have four elementary-aged boys. They are thankful for their Redeemer family, who supports, encourages, teaches, and loves them through life’s challenges. Katie works full-time as a mom, part-time as a veterinarian, and occasionally as a volunteer. In stolen moments, Katie loves being outside, running, yoga, and finding new ways to eat local produce.
ERIC DENLEY, MEN’S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
My family and I moved to Louisville in 2014 and we hope to make Louisville home for years to come. I feel that God has called all men to be servant leaders within our sphere of influence. My hope and prayer is that the Men of Redeemer can encourage and disciple one another in the faith through friendship, fellowship and the study of God's Word.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love"