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, young child, and cat, Jurgen.
(Pastor Laura's sabbath days are Friday and Saturday)
You can email Pr. Laura HERE
Michael Stutzman has more than 25 years' experience supporting and leading Lutheran worship from the organ and piano bench. He's worked with congregations in Queens, NY, Norwood Park, IL, and most recently Mount Prospect, IL. His first musical love was "Classical music" (ask him about those quotes sometime if you like), followed soon by jazz, but is deeply committed to bringing a wide variety of musical styles to life in worship. He sees it as a way to embrace and embody the diversity that God creates.
You can email Michael HERE
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 can email Marie HERE