Grace Lutheran Church

Our Mission

Grace Lutheran Church, a church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has been at the heart of the faith community in Lincoln since 1889. We are deeply committed to our mission: Making Christ known to all through Grace.

We believe that by God's grace we have been gathered to worship, called to witness, and sent to serve, and we hope that you will consider joining us.

What We Believe

Grace Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the nation's largest and most "mainline" Lutheran body, and part of the Nebraska Synod. Read more about what we believe at the ELCA website.

Leadership and Staff

  • Rev. Eric Lesher, Senior Pastor (
  • Anne Melang-Thoren, Director of Music (
  • Robert Stimbert, Custodian
  • Jennifer Alawarga-Carlson, Assistant organist
  • Judi Schroeder, Nursery Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Krueger, Nursery Assistant

Welcome Statement

Welcome to Grace Lutheran. This is Christ's Church. There is a place for you here. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. This faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person — questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God's work in Christ's name for the life of the world.