Pastor Greg Alms was born in Houston, Texas, and grew up in various places across the US as his parents moved for business. He attended Concordia College in River Forest, IL, (now Concordia Chicago) where he met his wife, Suzanne. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with an MDiv in 1992. His first call was to Our Savior Lutheran in Laurel, Maryland, as an associate pastor. In 1996 he accepted a call to Redeemer Lutheran in Catawba, NC. He earned a Master of Sacred Theology Degree in 2003 from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. Suzanne graduated from Concordia River Forest with a BA in Elementary Education, and she is now a middle school language arts teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Glen Burnie. Pastor and Suzanne have been blessed with a wonderful family: Katie and husband Dr. Jonathan (Rudy) and daughter Miriam, who live in Clarksville,TN, where after earning higher degrees in music, Jonathan is Cantor and Katie the Assistant Cantor at Grace Lutheran; their daughter, Dr. Rebecca, lives in Philadelphia (a pediatrician) and works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children; Hannah is pursuing a PhD in history (ABD) from Indiana University and currently resides in Greenville, NC, and is engaged to be married to Dr. Jason Guo; and Natalie Alms graduated from Wake Forest University in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Pastor and Suzanne enjoy hiking, exploring new places, reading, yard work and being with their family.