OUR STAFF

Mark Williamson, Pastor

Pastor Mark has served as Grace's lead pastor since 2015. His primary charges at Grace are preaching and teaching the holy Scriptures, and stewarding the mysteries we call baptism and holy communion. He also visits the sick, prays with people, supports others in discovering and developing their ministries, nurtures good partnerships in the community, and tries to keep Grace attuned to our purpose and vision. His wife Jennifer is a development director with Tutapona and they have two young daughters. He likes to read, hike, play tennis, and watch the Cubs.

mwilliamson.glc@gmail.com

Heidi Youngquist, Vicar

Heidi is a student at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA and is completing a year-long internship here at Grace as a part of her pastoral studies and development.  As a Vicar, Heidi will focus on preaching and teaching, providing pastoral care, developing relationships with congregation members and within the community of Dodgeville, and serving as an integral member of the staff.  She is passionate about empowering and equipping others for ministry and for helping them both celebrate and embrace their identities as children of God and to discover the ways God is at work in their lives.  Heidi lives in Dubuque with her daughter, Violet, and their dog, Jalina.  Her fiancé, Paul, lives in Idaho.  Heidi enjoys coffee, meaningful conversations, listening to music, watching movies, being outdoors, and running. 

Quinn Christensen, Director of Music Ministries

Quinn is the Director of Music Ministries and leads the congregation in song on the pipe organ and piano.  Quinn is a graduate of Valparaiso University where he studied pipe organ and church music and was the Morning Prayer Coordinator at the Chapel of the Resurrection - the nation's largest collegiate chapel. A Mazomanie native, he now resides in Mineral Point with his husband, Mike, and cat, Liza. In his free time, he enjoys traveling and finding new restaurants with Mike along with taking walks around town or the area state parks.

Leta Willie, Choir Director

Hi! My name is Leta Willie.  I am the choir director here at Grace.  We have the Grace Choir that sings September-May at our 8:00 service, and the Spirit Choir that sings during our summer worship.  I recently retired from teaching 6th grade at Dodgeville Middle School.  My husband, Bob, and I live in the country north of Dodgeville and have two adult children, Matthew & Sarah that live and work in Iowa.  Music is a huge part of all our lives, "come, let us sing to the Lord".

Karla Vogel, Office Administrator / Financial Secretary

Karla manages the essential duties that help support the congregation, committees and council members, including creating Sunday bulletins, monthly newsletters and milestone events. She also manages day-to-day tasks involving financial matters for the church. She absolutely loves working with people and supporting the ministries of Grace members, who have become like part of her family. In her free time, Karla is involved in her hometown church in Mineral Point, serving on various committees, assisting with fund-raising events, landscaping, painting, and more, and volunteers as well with the MP Chamber of Commerce. With her husband, she loves to travel and be outdoors, whether it’s fishing or kayaking or hiking through the woods--just embracing what wonderful gifts God has provided.

churchoffice.glc@gmail.com

Greta Byers, Preschool Teacher

Greta shares her own walk with Christ by teaching the stories of the Bible and how they relate to our own lives. She loves the kids! They provide the energy and fun that keep her going and enjoying the job of teaching. This age keeps her laughing on a daily basis and remembering her own two boys and how fast they grow. Greta also works part time at Lands' End and has subbed at DES on a regular basis in the past. In her free time, Greta enjoys kayaking, cross country skiing, cooking, walks with her husband, and time with her family. gracechristian.preschool@gmail.com

Patty Steil, Preschool Teacher

Patty has taught at Grace Christian Preschool for over nine years. She loves teaching preschoolers and enjoys the warm and sincere interactions that fill her mornings. Guiding youngsters as they build confidence and relationships is extremely rewarding and she feels blessed to be a part of such a special time in their young lives. Outside of work, she and her husband are in the process of remodeling their home but gladly will take a break for family time...especially when their college aged son can make it home for a weekend! She and her husband, Jim, have three children. Thomas and Olivia are both in high school and Alex is a junior at UW-LaCrosse.

Kathy Standorf, Custodian

I have been a custodian here for over fifteen years. I have met so many wonderful people while working here at Grace. I take pride in my job because so many people depend on our custodians, and it allows us to contribute in a significant way. In my spare time my husband Keith and I enjoy spending time with family; we have two little granddaughters that enjoy camping with us, and of course spending time in my garden.

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