About Us

Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church! We are a congregation with a long history of loving God and serving our neighbors. We welcome and celebrate all of you, including race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, age, and family.

We welcome you to share fellowship with us in your joys and struggles. If you hunger for a good meal, a bag of groceries, the bread of communion, an opportunity to serve your neighbors, or a welcoming church home, there is a place for you at Grace!

In 2016, Grace officially made this our welcome statement and voted to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation, joining a network of Lutheran ministries affirming people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Grace is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Our local ministry network is the Minneapolis Area Synod.

Learn more about Grace

2023 Annual Report. Celebrate ministry with us and look to the future!

2023 Church Culture Report. This reflection from Vice President Brenna Zeimet is shaping on our ongoing transition work.

The History of Grace Lutheran Church. Dive deeper into the story of three congregations becoming one.


2024 Church Council
President, Bryan Boyce (he/him)
Vice President, Brenna Zeimet (she/her)
Secretary, Sue Traxler (she/her)
Treasurer, Sheena Schar (she/her)
Kathy Hubbard (she/her)
Amanda Kaiser (she/they)
Sylvia Radford (she/her)
Interim Pastor Ben Masters (he/him)

Learn more about what Church Council is discussing and discerning. Minutes will be posted soon!

Interim Pastor – Ben Masters – he/him/his

During Grace’s 2022-23 season of transition, Ben will facilitate our community’s discernment of and preparation for a new installed pastor. Ben is married to Hierald Osorto (pronunciation), pastor at Iglesia Luterana San Pablo/St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Reach out to Pastor Ben at pastor@gracenempls.org.

Congregational Administrator & Food Shelf Administrator – Lynn Mena – she/her/hers

A gifted writer and a passionate advocate for food justice, Lynn amplifies the work and witness of Little Kitchen Food Shelf and Grace Lutheran Church. Interested in a volunteer shift? Want to submit a community update to our e-newsletter, The Scroll? Email Lynn at admin@gracenempls.org.

Worship and Music Director – Jon Pumper – he/him/his

At Grace we love to sing, and Jon enlivens our song! We give thanks for the ways Jon leads us in worship, along with directing the choir and playing with our house band. Catch Jon outside of worship as the house musician for Brave New Workshop.

We’re the founders of Grace Center for Community Life, empowering lives through faith, learning, and service.

Interested in reserving space at Grace Center?
Call 612-810-6988 or email Executive Director Lorrie Stromme at Lorrie@GraceCtr.org.

Want to know more about the building?
Reach out to Building Manager Bob Dierke at bob@gracectr.org.