William Shupe

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Pastor Shupe was ordained and installed at Redeemer Lutheran Church here in Bartlesville on  August 4, 2013.  He then served as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Education Ministry by developing and administering a comprehensive educational program for the church with an emphasis on youth and young families.  In November 2015, Pastor Shupe was called and installed as the sole pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Pastor Shupe attended Concordia University in St. Paul, MN, where he received his BA in Theology and Biblical Languages.  He served a year as a vicar at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline, IL.  Pastor Shupe graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary located in Fort Wayne, IN with his Master of Divinity in May of 2013. He has been married to Alicia since 2008, and they have three daughters.

Director of Christian Education

Michael Sinn

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Michael Sinn joined the Redeemer family in March 2016. He oversees the education programs here at Redeemer for the Youth and Children’s ministries.

He received his Bachelors of Arts and DCE certification from Concordia University Chicago.

He previously served at Broadlands, Illinois at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He loves working with the members of the congregation on different projects and helping them get involved with events and activities within the church. During his free time, he likes to run, bike, and play video games.

If you have any questions for him, just send him an email at

Office Secretary

Jolene Utter

Jolene is the voice you hear most of the time when you call the church during the day!

Some of her duties include answering the phone, printing the bulletins, the weekly notices, and being of service to anyone who comes in that needs help.

Membership Secretary

Anita Gard

Anita has been a member of Redeemer Lutheran since 2003 along with her husband, Aaron. She and Aaron are life-long Lutherans and actually met each other at the Lutheran Church in Ponca City, OK. 

Anita has worked in the church office on a volunteer basis for many years and became part of the staff several years ago.

Anita is in charge of new member information, church membership records, monthly newsletter, and various other duties.

She is the LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) Society President and enjoys attending LWML functions and conventions.

She loves people and works to make sure there is good communication between the office staff and the church members.

Her confirmation verse is John 8:12, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

Parish Nurse

Stephanie McCartney

Stephanie and her husband Patrick came to Redeemer Lutheran Church in 2003. She has been our Parish Nurse since 2004.

Stephanie received her RN degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1981 and received a degree in management from Bartlesville Wesleyan University in 1994.

She has over 25 years of experience; many of these years spent working in critical care. Her Parish Nurse training is through Concordia University Wisconsin at Mequon, Wisconsin.

As Parish Nurse she is also part of the Pastoral Care Team.

Digital Media Secretary

Cassandra Woodard

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Cassandra is our Digital Media Secretary. She has been a member of Redeemer since 2019, after her and her family moved to Bartlesville from Iowa.

She helps with the Website, Facebook, Instagram, and the YouTube channel.