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
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.
Mr. John Richardson
Mr. Richardson began as principal of Our Savior's Christian School in June 2018 after serving many years in Christian education in Eric, Pennsylvania among other areas. As a school administrator, he is intentional about offering a program of academic excellence accompanied by a biblical worldview. Mr. Richardson is passionate about mentoring people in the body of Christ and helping one move forward in their calling with their God given potential
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!
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.