Pastor Laura Harris-Ferree hails from Sidney, OH but most recently lived in Seattle, WA. They received a bachelor's in Social Work from the University of Toledo in 2015 and their M.Div from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2019. Pastor Laura is grateful to serve the people of Grace Lutheran and the Evanston community. Ordained in 2020, Pastor Laura is relatively new to ordained ministry but has been a church nerd their whole life.

    Their passions include social justice, soccer (Go Crew!), binge watching Netflix, and Costco! When not at church, Pastor Laura can be found spending time with their spouse, Kate, and cat, Jurgen. Pastor Laura and Kate are excited to welcome their first child in November!


    We are in the process of hiring a Director of Music. Currently, two musicians who are longtime Grace members serve in this capacity.

  • Parish ADMINISTRAtor: Marie O'Brien

    Marie O’Brien runs the office at Grace. Her background is in education, having worked in museum outreach, ESL, and violence prevention. She is part of the Green Team at Grace, and has worked at Grace since 2013. 


    (Marie works Monday, then Wednesday-Friday, starting at 10am)


    You email Marie HERE

  • Director of children's ministry: Liz Laughlin

    You can email Liz HERE