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

Meet the staff and leaders of the vibrant ministry happening at Grace. Their dedication, hard work, and passion guides this community towards its mission, and exemplifies our identity of being “a people and place where generosity and graciosness abound.”

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

Andrea Roske-Metcalfe

Pastor Andrea was called in October 2013 to serve as Associate Pastor at Grace. Andrea, a native of the Twin Cities, attended Texas Lutheran University and earned her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Andrea spent time working in urban ministry settings in both New York and Chicago, and served as the Mexico Country Coordinator for the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program. She is married to Luke, an ordained Presbyterian pastor and chaplain, and they have two daughters, Olivia and Clementine.

Amy Fleser

Amy Fleser grew up in several cities including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and Charleston, West Virginia. She got her Nursing Degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky, where she met her husband, Ryan. They lived in Midland, Texas for two years where she was an Operating Room Nurse prior to them moving to Minnesota…

Lois Askvig

Lois trained to be a Registered Nurse at Swedish Hospital and Augsburg College in Minneapolis, graduating in 1961. She has worked in many areas of care in her nursing career, including 40 years in medical, surgical, oncology, radiation therapy, physically handicapped young adults and management positions. Lois became a Parish Nurse in May 2001, after…