Dale Henderson—Executive Director

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In addition to serving as the Executive Director, Dale also serves as a Trustee and member of the Social Ministry for Grace. Growing up as an Air Force dependent, Dale has lived in Madrid, Spain and the Philippine Islands where he attended the University of the Philippines and later the College of Charleston. He married Stacy in 1975, and has two sons as well as three grandchildren. Dale has worked for the DuPont Company as an Account Manager, Agfa Corporation as a Technical Manager, Fujifilm as an Account Manager and currently with Gibbon Americas II as a Territory Manager. In his free time, Dale enjoys photography and riding his motorcycle. Dale is committed to the management and growth of Grace Lutheran Church through Jesus Christ.


Joan Scraggs—Office Administrator

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Joan is the leader of our crack administrative team. She and Linda are the smiling faces that greet you when you stop by the church office. Joan maintains our financial records and makes sure all the bills get paid on time.



Linda Jaekel—Church Secretary

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When you stop by the office, Linda will most likely be the first person to greet you. She maintains all of our membership records including transfers, confirmations, and baptisms as well as attendance numbers. She and Joan work closely together to perform the many administrative tasks involved in running the church.



Frieda Guthrie—Children’s Ministry Director

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Frieda is an east Tennessee native and a member of Grace since 2001. She began as a substitute Sunday School teacher, then she became the Sunday School Superintendent. As Director of Children’s Ministries, Frieda enjoys working with the children and seeing their love for the Lord grow daily. She is married to Paul and they have three sons, Allan, Paulie, and Christian.



Dale King—Director of Properties

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Dale is responsible for maintaining and improving all of the facilities on our campus.


Stephanie SchlakStaff Picture 8.10.16—Director of Christian Education

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Stephanie is our Director of Christian Education (DCE). She grew up in Metro Detroit. After graduating from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2013, Stephanie taught high school English for three years at Lutheran High Northwest in Rochester Hills. She then came to Grace as an intern in the summer of 2016 because she felt called to work in the church. The internship then grew into a full-time position. Stephanie is prayerfully seeking ways to get youth and young adults involved, committed, and passionate about church and our Lord.



Traci Roth—Connection Director

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Traci works part-time to serve as the clearinghouse of information between staff, volunteers, elders, and other parties within the church. She meets with new and existing members to help them get plugged into the church, supports the pastors in their efforts, and oversees the First Impression Teams. Traci also updates the Grace website.



Donna Bueckman—Music Director

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Donna works part-time administrating Grace’s music programs and worship and has been doing so since 1995. She coordinates the Sanctuary worship services and schedules the accompanists and choirs. If you have an interest in music, she’d love to talk to you! Having earned a Ph.D. in Economics from UT Knoxville in 1992, Donna also teaches part-time at UTK. She is married to Randy, and they have two sons: Jonathan and Daniel.


John Cleland—Worship Leader

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John works part-time leading worship at Grace’s 11am worship service. He is married to Carrie and they have four beautiful children. If you are interested in helping John lead worship on Sunday morning, he would love to talk to you!



Jeff Spradlin—Fellowship Director

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Jeff and his team are responsible for planning and hosting events that give us opportunities to form bonds of friendship and Christian brotherhood.



Dave Larson—Missions Director

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Dave is responsible for directing our International Missions at Grace. He is married to Sandi and they have one wonderful son. If you are interested in helping Dave, he would love to talk to you!


Bruce Collet—Lay Minister

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Bruce comes to Grace with over 25 years of experience leading and guiding small groups. His experience and love of sharing the Gospel through spiritual conversations will be a blessed contribution to Grace ministries. Bruce is married to Barbara, and together they love to lead studies, cook, garden, and create their own wines.