7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-432-7273

Program Staff

Laurel Jacobson

Laurel feels blessed to have been a staff member at Grace for the past decade, working as Director of Intergenerational Ministries in the many and varied tasks of the position. The heart of her ministry is working with people, and as a highly relational person, this is a great fit! One of her favorite tasks…

Paula Ewald

Paula has been on staff at Grace since 2008. She works part time with Lois Williams as Co-Director of Children’s Ministries. They feel that working with the nursery children through fifth graders is a joy, and being a part of the children’s first introduction to their faith is especially rewarding. In addition to the nursery…

Lois Williams

Lois has been on staff at Grace since 2008. She works part time with Paula Ewald as Co-Director of Children’s Ministries. They feel that working with the nursery children through fifth graders is a joy, and being a part of the children’s first introduction to their faith is especially rewarding. In addition to the nursery…

Julie Vagle

Julie has been on staff as Director of Youth Ministries for six years, and has been blessed beyond words to be able to work with the youth and families at Grace. Much of her work is growing in relationship with the youth and their families, teaching confirmation and youth group, mentoring, taking them to summer…

Melissa Jones

Melissa has been the Wedding Coordinator at Grace Lutheran since 2006. Melissa was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After receiving her Masters Degree in Hotel and Food Service Management, she moved to Washington, DC to take a sales position with Hilton Hotels. After a number of years in sales, she decided to become a…

Pat Johnson

Pat grew up in Vasa, MN, moving to Minneapolis in 1968. Previously she worked at Prudential’s home office as a legal secretary in their law office, and later at a large law firm downtown. She began working at Grace in 1975 after taking a break to be home with her children. Her main job is working with publications…

Kathy Kuehne

Prior to working at Grace Kathy was employed at UNIVAC in Eagan for twelve years. She has been on staff at Grace as an assistant to Children, Youth & Families Ministries since September 1986. Kathy schedules baptisms, processes registrations for Grace Bible School, Confirmation, Vacation Bible School, camps, maintains the database for our youth from…