Meet Our Staff Team
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.
Director of Youth and Family Ministries
In her work with the middle and high school youth, Rachel seeks to nurture their faith and help strengthen connections within their peer group. Rachel comes from Racine, WI and attended the church her parents pastored. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a bachelors in English and creative writing. While in school, Rachel attended student-led Christian organizations and worked as summer staff at Sugar Creek and Phantom Ranch Bible Camps. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, discovering comfortable coffee houses, and writing poetry.
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.
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".
I am delighted to be part of the Grace Lutheran music team where I supplement once a month for Quinn. My grandfather instilled the joy of playing at church in me many years ago. I continue to find contentment and peace in playing. When not playing, I enjoy pulling weeds with my husband near my Mazomanie home and spending time with my family which I can do more now since I am recently retired from teaching.
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 as Treasurer and is on various committees, assisting with fund-raising events, landscaping, painting, and more. 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.
Greta has been teaching at Grace for over 15 years as well as teaching in the Dodgeville School District. Seeing the big picture in education has brought invaluable perspective and helped to enhance the play-based experience offered at Grace. The excitement of the young child's learning keeps things lively and fun. Knowing how fast that time goes with her own two grown sons, it's truly exciting to be a part of this age! When teaching the Bible stories, Greta has enjoyed helping the children apply the life lessons to their own young lives. Greta enjoys anything outdoors; kayaking, skiing, hiking, and traveling with her family.
Patty has been teaching at Grace Christian Preschool for over 13 years and has been Co-Directing for the last 5 years or so. She loves interacting with preschool students and their families. Being a part of such an exciting time in their lives is very rewarding. She treasures the many relationships that have been built over the years. She and her husband love spending time with their three kids. Alex lives and works in Madison, Thomas will soon graduate from UW-Milwaukee and Olivia is attending UW-LaCrosse. In her free time she loves reading, writing, brewing kombucha, and playing with their rescue dog, Doris.
I have been a custodian here for almost twenty 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.
Assistant Preschool Teacher
Nicole has been working with the preschool for two years. She loves being able to work with this age group. Their love for learning is truly incredible! Her own three children have all attended the preschool and loved it. When the opportunity came to join the preschool team she jumped at that opportunity! The Grace Christian Preschool children and their families that we get to work with are all amazing! What an honor it is to be apart of their love of learning!