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.”

Congregational Life Commission

This group serves to plan and implement an effective shared ministry (volunteer) system, which will enable all members and friends to find a ministry point of connection at Grace Lutheran Church, and which will reflect and accomplish the Vision of Grace Lutheran Church. The Commission of Congregational Life shall: Work with the facilitator of shared…

Endowment Fund Committee

The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to ensure that Grace Lutheran Church has means for existence and purposeful ministry many, many years into the future. It is forward focused and intended to build upon itself so that it is eventually giving back to the mission of the congregation as much as the fund’s total…

Marketing & Communications Committee

This team gathers to create strategic plans and processes around Grace’s connections inside and outside our walls. This group creates and manages brand strategy, a communications framework, and marketing plans for events and ministries of Grace. Members Bob Allen, Anna Rendell, Tyler Smethers, Matt Greenslit, Laurie Wolt, Dani Martin, Troy Szczepanski

Nominating Committee

Our nominating committee is responsible for seeking and helping equip volunteers from our faith community to serve in leadership positions on our Commissions. Members Jim Christianson, Dick Dehnel, Matt Dimich, Linda Lichty, Dani Martin, Open

Outreach Commission

The Outreach Commission promotes and supervises congregational involvement in programs that extend the ministry of the congregation to the larger community, state, nation, and world. The Commission creates collaborative relationships with mission opportunities that involve, challenge, and educate members to participate hands-on in outreach work. It also explores and evaluates giving opportunities through benevolent and…

Property Commission

The Property Commission is charged with working cooperatively with staff and volunteers to ensure for the care, protection, maintenance, and improvement of the church’s buildings and grounds, as well as to secure efficient management of the building’s operating systems. Members Craig Albright (council rep), Dave Bendickson, Craig Egerman, Kurt Schumann, Brad Stone, Open

Stewardship Commission

Grace’s Commission for Stewardship is charged with cultivating a faithful response of time, talent, and treasures in individuals and in the congregation as a whole toward the mission of Christ. The Commission conducts an intensive annual program that challenges every member with basic biblical stewardship principles and practices, and provides members an opportunity annually to…

Worship Commission

Grace’s Worship Commission works collaboratively with the pastoral and music staff to provide liturgical worship services and other special musical and worship events. The Commission ensures that worship schedules complement the needs of the congregation and community, encourages full participation of all congregational members in worship, manages the service’s support staff, oversees enhancements to the…