Staff at Church of the Redeemer UMC

Halldór Guðmundsson

Halldor Gudmundsson


Halldor Gudmundsson is the pastor at Church of the Redeemer UMC (COR). His appointment at COR is part-time. He serves also as the General Secretary/CEO of the Icelandic Bible Society.

Pastor Halldor is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He is an experienced specialist in church development and theological discussion addressing congregational life and leadership. 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 finished a degree in theology from The University in Iceland in 1997 and was ordained as a deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Iceland in September the same year. 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.

Vivian Jackson

Vivian Jackson

Office Manager

Janice Marsh

Custodian (Part Time)