Rev. Joel Morgan
Rev. Joel Morgan
Joel Morgan has served Royal Redeemer since 1999, currently as Senior Pastor. In that role he works with the Board of Servant Leaders on congregational health and direction, oversees all staff and ministries, and directs Worship, Missions, Care, and Fellowship. He earned a BS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, an MDiv from Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne, and an MS in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University, Baltimore. Pastor Joel and his wife, Dana have four grown children. He is passionate about weaving healthy and authentic community, Google Docs, racquetball, and exploring new places around the world.
Rev. John Benham
Rev. John Benham
John Benham has served Royal Redeemer since 2016 as Executive Pastor. 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.
Rev. Ben Burge
Family Life 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.
Music & Media Director/High School Leader
Amy Tincher has served at Royal Redeemer as the Contemporary Music Coordinator since June of 2015. As of December of 2018, Amy also serves as the High School Ministry Leader. As the CMC, Amy works with the pastoral staff to create meaningful worship experiences by choosing music that connects the Word and message through song. She also leads the praise bands by directing them and supporting their gifts and talents. Amy’s work with Blaze High School ministry includes mentoring and discipling high school students as they navigate the challenges around them. She also works with parents and adult guides and develops weekly meeting topics, retreats, and social and service events. Prior to coming to Royal Redeemer, Amy has served in several area churches as a volunteer in leadership roles and an employee in music ministry. She has a B.S. and an M. A. in Speech Language Pathology, but has followed God’s calling to pursue her passions for both music and working with youth in a church setting. Amy’s diverse background has allowed her many life experiences that culminate in her work here at Royal Redeemer. Amy and her husband Adam have 2 children, Grace and Noah. Amy is passionate about God, serving God’s people, her family and friends, cooking, and Jeep life.
Children's Ministry Director
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.
Bob has served as Building Manager since August, 2019. He manages annual contracts and maintenance. Previously he served over 20 years as a quality control manager in the tool and die industry. Bob has three grown children and one granddaughter. Bob loves muscle cars and takes care of his brother, Bruce.