Leadership - Staff

  • Pastor LUKE HARRIS-FERREE  they/he

    Pastor Luke 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 Luke is grateful to serve the people of Grace Lutheran and the Evanston community. Ordained in 2020, Pastor Luke 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 Luke can be found spending time with their spouse, Kate, young child, and cat, Jurgen.

    (Pastor Luke's sabbath days are Friday and Saturday)

    You can email Pr. Luke 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

  • Parish ADMINISTRAtor: Marie O'Brien  she/her

    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

  • Director of children's ministry: Liz Laughlin she/her

    You can email Liz HERE