Pastor Joshua grew up in Ripon, a small town in East Central Wisconsin. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. Wartburg is a small, Lutheran, Liberal Arts College where he double majored in Psychology and Religion. At Wartburg, he spent a lot of time traveling and studying abroad. He studied Lutheran heritage in Germany; Mission work, Swahili, and Maasai/Sub-Saharan culture in Tanzania; and Archeology and Politics in the Middle East.
After college, Josh went straight to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. At Luther Seminary, Josh earned his Master of Divinity Degree with an advanced concentration in Congregational Missional Leadership (or CML). The CML program requires extra work and training with the goal of equipping future Christian leaders to better respond to the 21st century needs of the church- especially when it comes to Christian community, church revitalization, and mission. Pastor Josh completed his pastoral internship at Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas.
Josh enjoys reading, tennis, playing his violin, and taking his dog Louis for a walk. He is a hunter, political junkie, lover of classical music, an avid gamer, and an internet meme enthusiast. Like the Good Lord intends for all his beloved children, Josh is a Green Bay Packers fan.
Pastor Josh started as Grace's interim Pastor in June 2014 and was called and ordained to Grace a year later.
Sharon Miller Office Manager
I have been married to my husband Al for 42 years and have worked at Grace for 25 years. I have three children, a foster son, and four grandchildren. I love to read. My favorite thing about Grace is that our congregation is always willing to help when there is a need.
Judy Daake Preeschool Director
Judy Daake was born and raised in Lexington. She has two sons, Aaron and Jeffrey. Two great daughters-in-law, and four wonderful grand kids.
This year will be my 25th year at Grace Lutheran Preschool. I hope to have many more! My favorite things to do are read, camp, and ride ATVs with my husband, August, and spend time with the grand kids.
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