The Rev. Regan Schutz was appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer effective December 1, 2017.
A sixth generation Oregonian, Mtr. Regan has fallen in love with Middle Tennessee. For the past four years she and her family have made their home in Sewanee, where her husband Paul serves as Director of Marketing & Communications for the School of Theology’s Beecken Center Their daughter Cecilia is an eighth grader at St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, and their daughter Genevieve is a first grader at Sewanee Elementary School.
Mtr. Regan comes to Redeemer from Otey Memorial Parish in Sewanee where she has spent the past year serving at the altar and the pulpit, piloting a Godly Play preschool morning, and leading a Living Compass series. She is eager and excited to bring her energy and enthusiasm to the loving community at Redeemer—and to be blessed and to grow through ministry together!
The Church of the Redeemer was started in Shelbyville in 1853.
The original church building (pictured), a small brick structure in the style of English architecture, was consecrated by Bishop Quintard, on August 1, 1868.
In the early 1920’s the church was dissolved.
The church was reorganized as a Mission in 1935. A building was secured just a few blocks from the Courthouse Square (our current building).
This building built in 1817 by the Presbyterians, was used by several denominations through the years. The furniture, preserved from the original Redeemer, was moved into its new home. The Gailor family, being especially interested in the new church, the last officially authorized by Bishop Gailor, gave the altar from his private chapel at Sewanee for use in the Redeemer. On May 5, 1936, the Church of the Redeemer was consecrated by Bishop James M. Maxom. The furniture and altar are still in use today.
The Redeemer Chapter of the DOK was formed in 2009. In addition to prayerful meditations, the women are involved in the Christmas Angel Tree, social gatherings, and assistance with “Thursdays with Ron.”
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.