Redeemer Lutheran Church

Sharing Jesus with Vero Beach!


Rev. Chris Kollmann


I enjoy getting to know people of all ages and teaching them about their Savior.  My wife Stephanie and I have three boys, Micah, Jacob, and Zachary. I enjoy going to the beach, golfing, hiking, camping, cooking, eating New York Pizza, spending time as a family, and getting a full night's sleep when the boys cooperate! 

Rev. Jack VanderPlate

Minister of Music

Rev. Jack VanderPlate - Minister of Music

I was ordained in 1971, and I have served as a pastor for 5 different churches in Iowa, Florida, and Michigan. In my retirement, I have enjoyed providing music for Redeemer. I have been active as a music teacher and performer for my entire adult life, with over 30 concerts on organ and piano. My principle instructors were Mable Guess, Roger Davis, and Huw Lewis.  I am featured in three CDs produced during the Tulip Time Festival Organ Concerts (Holland, MI). I hold the CAGO certificate of the American Guild of Organists, and I am a member (and past dean) of their Treasure Coast Chapter. I am also a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. I enjoy composing music, playing tennis, running, reading, mentoring at-risk teenagers and trading options in the stock market. I have been married for 55 years to my high school sweetheart, Judy.  We have two daughters, Laurie and Jill, and two wonderful grandchildren, Mackenzie and Mason.  

Sammie Hagedorn

Church Office Manager

I am currently studying at IRSC. I like to read classic novels and play hockey in my free time. I love cats.