Our Church Staff


We are extremely blessed to have a church staff that represents different generations coming together to see God's purposes unfold at Our Savior's. Our church staff includes full-time and part-time staff as well as paid and volunteer staff. Continue to pray for these men and women as they seek God for Our Savior's, Colonie and the Capital District. 



                         Pastor William Wrede

            Interim Pastor



     Intentional Interim Pastor to Our Savior's.  During a time of pastoral vacancy, an Intentional Interim Pastor serves a congregation as their Pastor in a full-time capacity for a period of 18 months to two years.

     Pastor Wrede served in the Atlantic District from 2000 to 2011 in various pastoral capacities, and most recently from 2011 to 2021 has been serving as an Admissions Officer at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. As Pastor Wrede begins the next season of his pastoral journey, he comes highly recommended as someone who has gifts and talents beneficial to Our Savior's as we wait on the Lord for the next settled pastor.

Linda Swartz
   Church Secretary

Linda Swartz has faithfully served OSC for decades. She has been involved in youth ministry, prayer and prophetic training, the worship ministry and as our secretary. Linda is full of love and we are blessed to have her as the first person people see when they enter the office.  Please feel free to call if you have a question.  She loves puppies, especially her rescue Eddie! 

Mr. John Richardson
     School Principal
Judy Alvis

Judy Alvis was called to OSC in 1994 and has radically called herself and the people of Our Savior's to prayer. Along with prayer, Judy has provided Prophetic Ministry training to many members. Using her gifts, God has enabled Judy to bless many at OSL and call them into a deeper walk with the Lord through prayer.