On Sunday, September 7, 2003 Rev. Russell Siler was installed as the pastor of the English-speaking ministry at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem. Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan installed Rev. Siler and many pastors from various countries, speaking in their languages, laid hands of blessing on Rev. Siler as part of the installation service. Bishop Younan and Rev. Siler both preached. Many guests from Jerusalem were present with the congregation, worshipping in the Cloister Chapel of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.