Pastor Aaron Stinnett was installed as the pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church on May 31, 2009. Previously, he was pastor of the dual parish of Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignatius, Montana, and Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Polson, Montana, where he had served since his ordination in July 2005.

Pastor Stinnett received a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana) in May 2005. Previously, he received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana) in 1991, a master's degree in health policy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993, and a Ph.D. in health policy from Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) in 1996. In his previous career, he worked as Senior Manager of Health Economics for Johnson & Johnson (1996-1998) and as Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998-2001).  

Pastor Stinnett has served as a member of the Human Care Committee of the Montana District of the LCMS (2006-2008), pastoral counselor to the Montana District of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) (2006-2009), and circuit counselor (2010-2015).  He has also been blessed with the opportunity to write for CPH publications "Strength for the Day" and "Concordia Pulpit Resources."

Pastor Stinnett is a poor, miserable sinner, saved by the grace of God alone.  Among his many undeserved blessings are his loving wife of 24 years, Nancy, and the three children they have been blessed with:  Noah (a student at Hillsdale College in Michigan), Hannah, and Lydia.

His brother, Rev. Eric Stinnett, has been called by the LCMS to serve as a missionary in Ethiopia, focusing on theological education at the Mekane Yesus Seminary.  For information about his mission, see:  

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