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

Program Staff

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.

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…

Vanessa Young

Vanessa is a graduate of Augustana College (IL) and Luther Seminary.  She’s an alum of the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program, worked with the ELCA Churchwide Office to recruit young adults to serve as ELCA missionaries abroad, and has served on the ELCA Youth Gathering Planning Team since the 2015 Detroit cycle.  Vanessa works with Grace’s middle…

Karleigh Crepin

Karleigh has been working with children since 2009 when she started teaching ski lessons at Buck Hill. Since then she graduated from Wartburg College with degrees in Religion and Social Work. After graduation, Karleigh became a missionary with the Young Adults on a Global Mission program working in Adelaide, Australia at Glynde Lutheran Church and…