Rev. Mike Redeker

Title: Admissions Officer, Director of Alumni RelationsRedeker, Michael (2)

Territory: Start by drawing a line from the Northern California and heading east. My territory includes, in alphabetical order: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

Email: redekerm@csl.edu

Phone: 314-505-7225 Fax: 314-505-7220

Hometown: Native Californian (born in San Jose), but raised in Sheboygan, WI (Packer Fan)

Undergrad: UW-Milwaukee: BBA-Marketing

Vicarage: St. Paul Lutheran, Canfield Ave. in Chicago, IL

Where I’ve Served: 1995-98: St. Paul/Zion Lutheran Churches: Bowler/Eland, Wisconsin; 1998-2004: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis – Admissions & Director of Admissions; 2004-2010: St. John Lutheran, senior pastor: Lexington, Kentucky; 2010-2013: Concordia Seminary – Vice President for Enrollment Management; 2013-present: Admissions Officer and Director of Alumni Relations.

About Me: I’m a PK (pastor’s kid). My father’s first assignment was in California so I’m a native Californian. We moved to Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1965 so I’m also a Packer & Brewer fan. I graduated from UW-Milwaukee in December 1985 with a BBA in marketing. I worked for Schering-Plough Corp.- Plough Division before working with Lutheran Brotherhood. From there, God led me to Concordia Seminary in 1991 and I graduated in May 1995. Mary and I have been married since October 25, 1986. We have seven children. I enjoy being with the family, “frying out” (“grilling” or “BBQ-ing”), biking through Forest Park, cooking, canning, baking and making home-brew beer!

What I love about the St. Louis area: Forest Park-the Zoo and various museums, the Friday Movies in the Park in July, the Hill’s restaurants, Seamus McDaniel’s, McGurk’s in Soulard, and Soulard Farmers’ Market. I also love the “big city” and all that it offers. And yet, it is easy to get to most places in the surrounding area within 30 minutes from the Sem.