Staff at Church of the Redeemer UMC

Halldor Gudmundsson

Halldor Gudmundsson

Pastor

Pastor Halldor is an experienced specialist in church development and theological discussion addressing congregational life and leadership. Halldor has been approved for ordination in the Living Water Association of the United Church of Christ and is serving at Church of the Redeemer in his first appointment. He was ordained as a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland in September 1997. Halldor earned his Master of Arts in Lay Ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2008 and Master of Sacred Theology with focus on congregational leadership from the same school in 2010. Halldor has lived in Shaker Heights with his family since 2013.

Shanelle Cook

Shanelle Cook

Music Director

Shanelle’s inspiration guides the worship at Redeemer. An accomplished music teacher and performer, Shanelle brings her gifts to Sunday worship and direction of the Redeemer choir. She selects our music to align with Scripture, sermon, and season, and her talented performances are a gift to all who attend. Shanelle teaches music at Hawken School in the Early Childhood Center and is a staff pianist at CIM for the Sato Suzuki Institute.

Vivian Jackson

Vivian Jackson

Office Manager