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.