Meet the Pastors
Meet the Pastors
Pastor Aaron was born and raised in the great state of Ohio. Here he was raised in a covenant home and was taught the foundations of the Christian faith. While in college, the Lord brought his heart back to Him after living his freshman year in a rebellious college lifestyle. From there the Lord began a steady call to the ministry. After college, Aaron moved to Stone Mountain, GA to learn the reformed faith from his grandparents which to this day remains the most influential time in his life. During this time, he met Rachael and within a year they were married. They moved to Charlotte, NC to pursue pastoral ministry at RTS and fell in love with the Carolinas. Now, serving in Lake Wylie, they believe they have found their home.
Aaron enjoys playing sports, music, reading, & coaching his sons sports teams, but the best time he has is going on dates with his wife. Rachael and Aaron have 5 children, Elijah (12), Joshua (11), Caleb (9), Levi (4), and Rebekah Kate (1). You can find any of these children being chased by their mom and dad.
Aaron came to Redeeming Grace (formerly Scherer Memorial) in 2005 as assistant pastor while serving under his mentor and pastor Rick Lindsay until the Lord called him home in 2015 after fighting cancer . He was then called as senior pastor in October of 2015.
- BA from Akron University in Communication/Business Organization in 2001
- Masters in Theology from American University of Biblical Studies in 2003.
- Masters of Divinity from RTS-Charlotte in 2006
- Currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program in Biblical Counseling from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.
-He is a certified biblical counselor from the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. www.biblicalcounseling.com
Alan was raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated from Penn State University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology. In the midst of working for several years, he met and married Kristen. In 2011 the couple moved to Charlotte, NC, so that Alan could pursue a Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary. He completed his degree in December, 2014, and was ordained at Scherer in February, 2015.
Branden was born and raised in Vidalia, Georgia where he worked on a family farm for several years before moving to the Charlotte area to attend Reformed Theological Seminary to obtain an MDiv. Before moving, Branden attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting in December of 2016. He met his wife Casey in high school and they married in May of 2013. They have a two-year- old son named Clay.
Cindy has been with Scherer for over 12 years. In addition to her administrative duties she also serves as the Financial Secretary. There is a saying around this place that there is someone who truly runs the church... that is Cindy. She is full of energy, loves vibrant worship, and is always looking to serve. The church has been truly blessed with her desire for God's people to have an organized and happy place to worship.
Butch has been serving as Sexton for over 10 years. Butch is more than a sexton, instead he is the oil that makes the church run. All events at the church will go through in his hands as he prepares to ensure everyone has what they need as they come to the campus.
Together they enjoy working out, bird-watching, and taking cruises in their semi-retired life. Both have enough energy for an army and we are thrilled the Lord has placed them here to serve.
Cindy and her husband Butch have been richly blessed to be married for over 30 years and have 5 children and 11 grandchildren.
Ruth graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in Piano
& Music Education. She has been playing in churches since the age
of 17. In addition to her unmatched musical talent she has also been a
piano tuner. Ruth has been a remarkable gift to the church in which she plays to the glory of God and leads His people into reverent worship. Ruth
has two wonderful children.
Pat was born and raised in Morris, Illinois. She studied piano through High School and studied Music Theory in college. She has two daughters and four grandchildren, two of which are in Clover and the other two in Illinois. Pat is very fond of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Maggie. She retired from Joilet Jr. College in Illinois. She enjoys reading, movies, walking with Maggie and sewing. Pat currently plays for the early service at 8:30am.
Carla Ketchum graduated with honors from Appalachian State University with a Music Education degree and has taught elementary music in the public schools for over fifteen years. She is also a professional harpist and teaches private lessons. Currently she is working on her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Queens University and will graduate next year. She served previously as the choir director from 2008-2012 and is thrilled to return to Redeeming Grace to lead the choir. She is married to Andrew Ketchum and they have 6 wonderful children. In their free time they enjoy being on the water, hiking, and reading.