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

Music Staff

Shari Albrecht

Shari Albrecht has been the organist at Grace since 2016.  Her career as a Lutheran church organist began in middle school in Southern Illinois when she realized that playing the organ paid better than babysitting and got her out of acolyte duty.  She stuck with it because it is fun and challenging!  Shari loves to…

Steven Boehlke

Steve is the director of the Grace Choir and Bells of Grace. A music teacher for 35 years (last at Rosemount High School), Steve now teaches choral music education courses and works with student teachers from Winona State University. He also serves as artistic director of the Minnesota Valley Men’s Chorale.

John Koziol, Jr.

John is in charge of Grace’s summer music series and plays piano for various special events at the church. A gifted pianist, John heads the praise band at White Bear Lake United Methodist Church and plays keyboards in a variety of local bands.

Jared Rendell

Jared directs our Communications and Systems at Grace, and also leads the GraceAbounds Band from behind a vocal mic and an acoustic guitar. He has a decade of worship leading experience from the church sanctuary to the campfire ring. He’s also been coaching churches and organizations on digital, social, and communications strategy for 5+ years. He’s been a member of Grace for 11 years, is married to fellow Anna, and has three kids, Sam, Josie, and Clara.