For the past six years Redeemer has been in an interim pastoral situation, meaning that the congregation is not being served at present by an ordained pastor. If you require the services of an ordained Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor, you will need to contact another LC-MS congregation in the Central New York area. There are ordained pastors serving congregations in Rome, Waterloo, Cortland, and Interlaken, NY.
There is also a resource list of LC-MS congregations and ordained pastors available on the interner at this URL: http://locator.lcms.org/search.asp
Because of their continued inability to find and call an ordained LCMS pastor, the members of the congregation extended a call to a Licensed Deacon and formally installed him in the role of interim pastor in the Spring of 2010 to preach and administer the Sacraments on their behalf until they can once again find an ordained pastor to serve them.
All LCMS Deacons, including ours, receive formal training via courses coordinated through the Mission Training Center at Concordia University, Portland, OR, and are examined and approved by the LCMS Eastern District to engage in Word and Sacrament ministry under the supervision of an ordained LCMS pastor.
You can leave messages for our Deacon at the church office (315) 252-7409 or at our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.