ministry council leaders

CTR’s Ministry Council reflects the core values of CTR – Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Mission, Evangelism, Stewardship and Prayer. As all ministry leadership is appointed by the Rector, per the Canons of the Diocese of Fort Worth, so the Ministry Council serves as the Rector’s “arm” for ministry in the life of the parish. Accordingly, this leadership council represents and tends to the needs and concerns of the different ministry offerings in our congregation whether it is within our community or beyond.

If you have questions for any of our ministry council members, simply click on their photo to send an e-mail or you may call our church office at 817 386-3000.

  • Gary Loffland, Usher Ministry

    The Usher Ministry is one of the few ministries that covers more than one of CTR’s core values – Worship and Evangelism. Ushers are often the first you will see as they open the door and greet you on Sunday mornings; they help in the worship service- collecting the offertory and guiding worshipers to the Communion altar; and they help parishioners with any needs or questions that may arise on Sunday morning.

  • Julie Cosgrove, Altar Guild Directess

    The Altar Guild is a lay ministry to serve God in His house by preparing the Sanctuary for worship, maintaining and caring for the sacred vessels, altar linens, and vestments The Altar Guild is the liturgical partner of the Priest. Julie Cosgrove, as the Altar Guild Directess, oversees the altar guild training and scheduling; and ordering the supplies for the altar.

  • Carolyn King, Flower Guild

    “Our purpose is to glorify the altar with God's own gift of flowers and plants to demonstrate our love and thanksgiving to Him.”Carolyn serves as the Flower Guild Chair. In Scripture, we are encouraged to “worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness” (Psalm 96:6). Among other things, flowers represent growth and life and are used to adorn the altar, and other areas of the parish, that all people might experience the beauty of God through his creation.

  • Caroll Kobs, Lay Ministry Reader Coorinator

    A most holy and humbling act of ministry is the public reading of Scripture. For, as the Scriptures say, “How can they believe in the one of whom they have never heard? And, how can they hear if no one is proclaiming? (Romans 10:14). CTR offers its members the opportunity to publicly read the Word of God in worship each week.

  • Sarajane Eisen, Welcome Table Chair

    The Welcome Table ministry welcomes visitors to our church every Sunday morning. Sarajane as the chair of this committee is responsible for recruiting and scheduling greeters every Sunday; and creating wonderful welcome bags for our visitors.

  • Connie Alexander, Fellowship chair

    The Fellowship Committee is CTR’s hospitality ministry for our parish. Connie and her committee are responsible for the coffee service and snack table every Sunday morning; hosting the Annual Parish Meeting luncheon in January; and other needs throughout the year. Fellowship is just one of several CTR ministries that welcomes new people and connects our church family with one another.

  • Mary Jane Edwards, Women of CTR

    The purpose of CTR’s Women’s Ministry is to unite women of all ages and interests in order to serve Jesus and to get to know each other better as the body of Christ. Mary Jane coordinates and oversees the various women’s events over the year, including the Ladies Christmas luncheon held in December and the HOPE Farm Mother’s Day dinner in May.

  • Caron Overbeek, Women’s Discipleship

    It is the hope and goal of CTR that all our members will be equipped to share the Gospel with all people. Caron coordinates the discipleship of women at CTR with Bible studies, retreats and events that will draw women into a deeper relationship with Jesus and one another.

  • Melissa Smith, Director of Family and Children’s Ministries

    It is our desire at Christ the Redeemer to welcome little children, as Jesus did, to come to Him and be blessed. Our goal is to support and equip parents in their role as the primary spiritual leaders of their families. We are eager to partner with families as they seek to nurture their child’s belief in God.

  • Fr. Mark, Director of Youth Ministries

    At CTR, the whole purpose of youth ministry is to develop life-long disciples of Christ.  Through worship, discipleship, fellowship and mission, the youth of CTR are given opportunities to explore and enrich their faith. I Timothy 4:12 declares, “Do not let anyone despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”

  • Fr. Mark, Director of College & Young Adult Ministry

    Our College and Young Adult ministries fall under our Bridge ministry – building a bridge from our congregation to the community. After our youth graduate from high school and head off to college, it is important that they feel connected to their church home and for those who attend college in Fort Worth find a church home where their faith can be strengthened.

  • Bill Martin,  (LEV) Ministry coordinator

    The Lay Eucharistic Visitors Ministry (LEV) is a ministry that is devoted to bringing communion to parishioners who would like to receive communion but are unable to attend church due to either temporary or long term incapacity. Bill coordinates with our priests those parishioners who request communion, with licensed LEV volunteers to administer the Sacrament.

  • Mary Anne Weisiger, Chief Prayer Intercessor

    Mary Anne serves as Chief Prayer Intercessor for Christ the Redeemer. She intercedes for the prayer needs of the people, staff, ministries of Christ the Redeemer, the diocese and global church; and facilitates the intercessory prayer meeting, prayer teams and prayer ministry in the life of the parish. 

  • Ann Allen, Mission Co-chair

    Ann co-chairs the Mission Committee with Melissa Smith. They serve with an incredible team that desires to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We start our mission in Fort Worth and go out from there to the ends of the earth. Ann was part of the 2017 Malawi mission team and has been instrumental in developing the mission ministry that goes beyond our walls here at CTR.

  • Melissa Smith, Mission Co-chair

    CTR is committed to the mission of the church by dedicating 10% of its budget to our mission ministry. The committee covers a variety of different mission partners here in Fort Worth and beyond living out Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."