Discover Royal Redeemer

Discover Royal Redeemer

Worship & Get Involved

Active faith at Royal Redeemer means coming together for weekly worship and getting connected with others through CGS Communities.

Worship Services

Traditional – Sunday 9:00am (with streaming online)
A structured order of service, robes, and hymns played on organ are featured in this service.

Contemporary – Sunday 10:30am (with streaming online)
Current Christian songs and conversational liturgy are set in an order of worship that dates back hundreds of years.

Options for Children >>


CGS Communities

Connect communities are places to gather with people who share a similar interest or phase of life. Bowling, hiking, or dinner with senior friends.

Grow communities are places where friends gather to grow in faith and friendship. Home groups, Bible studies, men’s and women’s groups; find the right place to grow your faith

Serve communities are places where friends gather to do important work together. Property projects, guides for children or teens, mission team.

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Rev. Ben Burge
Senior Pastor

Rev. Ben Burge

Pastor Ben Burge has served Royal Redeemer since 2014, most recently as Family Life Pastor. As Family Life Pastor, Ben oversees our discipleship ministries from children to adult; including children, student, and adult ministries. Along with our other Pastors, Ben preaches and leads our weekend worship. Pastor Ben grew up in Fairfield, Ohio and attended college at Wittenberg University and Concordia University, Ann Arbor in Michigan where he met his wife Debby and graduated with a degree in Family Life. Royal Redeemer recently supported Pastor Ben while he attended Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne to receive a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies. Pastor Ben and his wife have three children; Magnolia 7, Barrett 4, and Dahlia 1. Ben is passionate about equipping parents to be the primary faith formers in the lives of their children and creating environments where believers of all ages can grow in their faith.

Rev. John Benham
Congregational Care Pastor

Rev. John Benham

John Benham has served Royal Redeemer since 2016. In that role he is responsible for the development of Connect-Grow-Serve (CGS) Communities, which are one of two primary means of Spiritual growth at Royal Redeemer; the other being weekend worship. He is also responsible for the operation of our facility, HR functions, stewardship education and our annual budget, in addition to Pastoral duties. John is a second career Pastor with 35 years of business experience including: developing, training and implementing teams, processes and programs; and managing the day to day operation of a large Research and Development Center. He holds degrees in Biology (Univ. of Illinois) and Chemistry (Roosevelt University). He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo with an MA degree in Practical Theology. Prior to his call to Royal Redeemer he was sole Pastor of Advent Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill, NC. Pastor John and his wife Beth have three grown children and five grandchildren. He enjoys doing projects around the house and is passionate about helping people grow spiritually through the challenges of their lives.

Jennifer Samson
Office Manager

Jennifer Samson

Jennifer has been with Royal Redeemer since 2008 and curently serves as office manager.

Dianna Bowers
Children’s Ministry Director

Dianna Bowers

Dianna has served Royal Redeemer since 2019, currently as Children’s Ministry Director and School Director. In those positions she has administrative oversight of all programs for children. Dianna was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She moved to Ohio in 2016 and lives in Monroe. She is married to Don and they have two daughters Peyton and Breann. Dianna loves spending time traveling with her family and when she is at home she enjoys gardening and reading.

Celena Hosford
Business Manager

Celena Hosford

Celena has been at Royal Redeemer since 2020 and currently serves as the Business Manager. In her role, Celena supports various aspects of the church including the financial, property and facility, HR and legal matters. She works to carry out the church’s business affairs to continue the positive environments where members and friends of Royal Redeemer can grow in faith and friendships Living out the Love of the King!
Prior to working with Royal Redeemer, Celena had an extensive business career in both the banking and optical industries. Most recently, she was part of the executive leadership team with a large global corporation leading and organizing a Business Training team creating the strategy, development and deployment of all training programs for thousands of businesses across North America.
Celena is married to Mike and they have two children, Kennedi and Ethan and a miniature poodle named Einstein. They moved to Liberty Township, Ohio in 2015 from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Celena is passionate about working collaboratively with people, she loves playing and watching sports, coaching her daughter’s volleyball team and supporting the family’s beloved Michigan State Spartans! Go Green!


Zak Harris


Zak Harris

Zak has served Royal Redeemer since 2019, currently as custodian. In that role he maintains the cleanliness of our building.

Ann Paulus

Ann Paulus

More info coming soon…

2-day preschool

School Staff


Discover our Mission, Vision, Values, Beliefs, and History


Living Out the Love of the King!

Royal Redeemer’s mission is the same Biblical mission that is the calling of every Christ-follower and every Christian congregation:  To love and glorify God above all things (Matt, 22:37), and to grow His kingdom in the hearts of others by loving the people in our circle of influence (Matt. 22:39).


We are family in Christ, reaching families for Christ

We are forever family to one another because of the cross.  We want to see Jesus Christ at the center of every heart within our reach, because he is our life and our hope.  His grace heals broken relationships, bringing renewal to family life.


Unity and Diversity

We are followers of Jesus Christ, joined together through Word and sacrament ministry, grounded in the Bible but open to diversity in our beliefs and practices, welcoming to all, valuing healthy relationships, praying and working together toward a life shaped by Jesus’ love and call.                   Royal Redeemer Family Values


Biblically-based Lutheran

Royal Redeemer is a congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, so our beliefs and practices are generally more conservative and traditional.  You can find a description of our basic beliefs as well as specific issues at


In the mid-1980’s faithful pastors and leaders from three of our area sister congregations, King of Kings Lutheran, Mason, Immanuel Lutheran, Hamilton, and Messiah Lutheran, Greenhills, combined energy toward a new mission congregation in West Chester Ohio.


Royal Redeemer Church draws over 300 people together weekly for worship and study.


Ben Burge was ordained and called as Family Life Pastor.


Pastor John Benham accepted the call as Executive Pastor.


Vicar Ben Burge was hired as Ministry Assistant


The congregation completed a facility expansion, doubling the available space for ministry.


Pastor Anders Davidson accepted the call as Associate Pastor.


The congregation began offering a summer baseball camp to preschool families from our community.


A third worship service was added. Partnership with Lakota High Schools Sports Association Started


The congregation changed its governance to a policy-based structure to maximize volunteer resources.


The plans for a multipurpose family life center, a traditional sanctuary, and a two-story education wing were finalized


Parking was expanded to accommodate congregational growth. Sunday School was expanded to two hours.


The preschool expanded its ministry to 92 students


The congregation began offering a contemporary praise worship service in addition to a traditional worship service.


Royal Redeemer Christian Preschool was opened with a full enrollment of 52 students.


Pastor Joel Morgan accepted the call as Royal Redeemer's second pastor.


Pastor Mueller resigned and Pastor Lyle Rasch began serving as Interim Pastor.


Under the leadership of Pastor Mueller, the congregation grew in the 1990's along with the surrounding community


The original church building was dedicated on March 1, 1992


Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church was chartered as a congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (Ohio District).


The Reverend Ronald Mueller accepted the call as mission developer in September, 1987 at Liberty Jr. School.

Board of Servant Leaders

Our Board of Servant Leaders oversee the mission and organizational health of the congregation and provide boundaries within which staff and volunteers are free to pursue ministry within and beyond our walls.  This leadership team meets monthly and meetings are open to all congregation members.  Meeting minutes can be found by clicking HERE.

2023-24 Board of Servant Leaders

  • Jim Barge, President
  • Matt Antal, Vice-President
  • Tina Ferrill, Congregational Liaison
  • Melissa Schaedig, Financial Director
  • Jenny Jarvis, Secretary
  • Marcia Fletcher, Pre-School Board Liaison
  • Stan Simek, Stewardship Coordinator