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About Us

Our Redeemer began ministry in Oxnard in 1948. We have served the community through the ministry of our preschool since 1950.

Our ministry is empowered by the love and grace that each of us has received from God. We know that we are not perfect and we are learning to understand that perfection is not required! Instead we are a community of believers who gather for worship each week so that we are refreshed and ready to serve as Jesus has called us to serve. Please join us on the journey.


Rev. Nancy Switzler, Pastor

I am happy to be serving in Oxnard. I am a second career pastor, which means that I responded to God's Call to ministry later in my life. It also means that I have not always been involved in ministry and so don't always act in ways that everyone expects. I am a Lutheran because of God's grace. "Isn't it wonderful news that none of us has to do anything to receive God's love?" Everything that we do is in response to this love. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends; play with my three Chihuahuas; read novels; see movies; go camping; and run.

Amy Vega, Preschool Director

I have worked for Our Redeemer for over ten years and have been the Director for the past two years. I was born and raised in Oxnard and attended and graduated from Santa Clara High School. I have a BA in History from Loyola Marymount University and my Site Director permit through the state. I have been married for twenty-one years and have two children. I enjoy working at the preschool, meeting families and building a relationship with our parents and children. Outside school, I enjoy reading, great restaurants and spending time with my husband and children.

Jade Mohorko Ortiz, Minister of Children, Family and Youth

I am an Oxnard native. I am currently studying to receive a Bachelors of Arts in History with a California teaching credential and have a goal to also receive a Bachelors of Arts in Theology & Christian Leadership focusing on Youth & Children's Ministry.

As the Minister of Children, Family and Youth at Our Redeemer Lutheran, I incorporate fun and energetic learning within the church experience. Our curriculum is based on the needs of the current generation of children so that they can have a personal connection with learning about the Love of God.

Carmen Ruiz Rosas, Secretary

Working for Our Redeemer is a great privilege for me. Sometimes I wonder what I could have done to deserve the honor of supporting the vision and ministry of this church and preschool through employment. And I LOVE the interacting with my church and preschool family. Outside the office, I enjoy music; movies; shopping; interior decorating and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite Bible verse: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path." - Proverbs 3:5-6

721 Doris Avenue, Oxnard CA 93030
Church: 805.983.0612Fax: 805.983.0443Preschool: 805.983.0619

Please join us for worship each Sunday at 10:30 AM.

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Reconciling in Christ Congregation