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[SITE FULL] Grace University Lutheran Church

Address:324 Harvard St. SE
Baptized Membership:605
Confirmed Membership:500
Average Sunday Attendance:200
Paid Staff:Pastor Mary Halvorson
Pastor Dan Garnaas
Jill Abenth, Secretary
Steve Self, Organist
Youth Director
Sarah Kise, Bookkeeper
Joan Christensen, pianist
Stephen Self, Minister of Music
Kate Reuer, Lutheran Campus Pastor
Fred Husted, Custodian
Access to Public Transit:Bus 16 A, or Route 2
Congregation Description:Grace sits in the heart of the University of Minnesota campus. Sunday worship is at 8:15 and 10:30, with weekly communion. Sunday evenings Lutheran Campus Ministry students meet for Bread and Belonging, a meal with Bible study.
Grace collaborates closely with Lutheran Campus Ministry, is a member of ISAIAH (faith based community organizing), is a RIC congregation since 1985, has a strong outreach to hospital visitors and students. We have a monthly healing ministry, and have three 12 step groups that meet weekly.
Congregation Keywords:Urban, town/gown, commitment to peace and justice, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Healing ministry, hospitality, blended worship, strong lay leadership, music ministry, intergenerational.

Mentor Pastor: Mary Halvorson Dan Garnaas

Years in Ordained Ministry:23+
Years in Current Position:19
Previous Students Supervised:50+
Autobiography:Pastors Dan and Mary both mentor students, and have been at Grace since 1993. A clergy couple for over 20 years, they began working together in Campus Ministry in early in their marriage. They have three adult children. Mary and Dan serve full-time at Grace, offer different gifts and skills and work separately with various committees and responsibilities. As co-pastors they model partnership and collaboration. Dan is a leader in Isaiah and serves on the Minneapolis Synod Council. Mary works with the Synod as BridgeBuilder, helping congregations in times of change and anxiety, is a synod worship planner and is Dean of the Central Conference. Dan and Mary both received Lily Clergy Renewal Grants. Dan is an avid gardener and loves the outdoors, Mary is a musician who loves reading and running. They both enjoy being grandparents!