Our Called Workers

Our Called Workers

Rev. James Douglas
Pastor Douglas graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN
in 2001 with his Bachelor of Arts Degree, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
in Mequon, WI with his Masters of Divinity in 2005. He received additional
education through Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary for pastoral leadership.
He served Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pierre, SD as pastor for five years
(2005-2010), and St. Paul Lutheran Church & School in Wisconsin Rapids,
WI for six years (2010-2016) before arriving at Grace in 2016. During his
ministry, he has served as a Circuit Pastor and as a Pastoral Advisor for
the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS). Jim and his wife Sarah
have five children.

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Mr. Brent Bitter
Mr. Bitter received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education & Staff Ministry
in 1998 from Martin Luther College. He received additional education
in administration at Florida State College of Jacksonville as well as
Stanly Community College.  He served Victory Lutheran Church in 
Jacksonville, FL as staff minister of education, outreach, youth ministry
and administration for 13 years (1998-2011), and Hope Lutheran Church
as a youth & family minister for one year (2011-12) before coming to
Grace in 2012. During his ministry, he has served as the Vice-Chairman and
Chairman of the WELS Staff Minister Conference, the Treasurer of the Cypress
Conference, the South Atlantic District Youth Discipleship Chairman, a member
of the South Atlantic District Evangelism Commission, and a member of the 
Martin Luther College Alumni Board. Brent and his wife Kristin have one child.

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Mrs. Laura Tyler
Mrs. Tyler is a 2007 graduate of Martin Luther College, receiving her
Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Minnesota teaching license.
She has received additional education in Early Childhood Education through
Central Piedmont Community College. Laura served Garden Homes Lutheran
School in Milwaukee, WI as a teacher (2007-08), St. John’s Lutheran School in
Libertyville, IL as a teacher (2008-09), and here at Grace Lutheran Church as
a child care teacher since 2009. 

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Ms. Sarah Krajewski
Miss Krajewski graduated from Martin Luther College in 2013 with her
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Minnesota teaching
license. She has completed additional Early Childhood studies at Stanly
Community College. Sarah has served Grace as a child care teacher since
her graduation.

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Ms. Emily Shank
Miss Shank graduated from Martin Luther College in 2015 with her
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Minnesota
teaching license. Emily has served Grace as a child care teacher
since her graduation.

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