In the 60 year history of RELC, a lot of change has occurred in its home community of Hilliard, OH. RELC has also changed in that time, and continues to evolve as the needs of God’s people are ever-changing. This is a very active congregation, with ministries that work both within and outside the walls of our building.
The breadth of our work includes…
feeding those who are in need,
supporting the faith of our members, or anyone interested in participating:
- Book club
- Bible study
- Health ministry
- Adult Forum
…to name just a few.
learning and socializing for grade school age children and youth
- Dedicated team of teachers and leaders creating an environment for children to learn about Christ and practice his teachings
- Activities specifically tailored to teens/young adults
- 4 for All: one Sunday a month for multi-generational learning, from our newest to our most mature learners…and everyone in between
We enjoy one another’s company in fellowship between services and at other times throughout the year, often complete with the all-important Lutheran casserole (and a lot of other goodies too)!.
We truly strive to do God’s Work with our hands.
Meet our pastor, Pastor Dave, our office manager, Amy, and our Music Director, Brennan.
Rev. David “Pastor Dave” Kamphuis began his work at RELC in September of 2019. He has served in ministry in both suburban and inner city settings.
His education is from Trinity Lutheran Seminary (Bexley, OH) and Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) He enjoys teaching from the Bible, providing historical context, and developing social support within and outside the congregation.
Pastor Dave co-writes a regular blog called
with Pastor Mike Hanck, Salem Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH, USA.
In addition, Pastor Dave is currently providing devotions M-F via podcast at relchilliard.podbean.com.
The church office is managed by Amy, and she is likely the first contact you will make when calling or emailing the office at RELC.
Amy can put you in touch with appropriate ministry coordinators, share with you the details of our worship times and experience, and answer innumerable other questions about RELC.
You will also see Amy heavily involved in several ministries at RELC, most visibly as assisting minister occasionally during worship.
Brennan serves as our Music Director, encompassing the roles of choir director and organist/pianist for Sunday worship and other occasions when music is required.
Educated at St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) and The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Brennan has shared a breath of musical ways for our choir and congregation to raise our voices in praise to God.