Pastor Schmidt has served Grace since 1987 and holds Masters degrees in Religion and Family Life Education. He is a graduate of Concordia University-Seward and Concordia Seminary-Ft. Wayne.
He serves Grace in every aspect of Worship, Pastoral Care, Youth, and Education.
He currently serves the community as treasurer of the Jefferson County Ministerial Association and conducts services and Bible studies at Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center, Cederwood, Gardenside, Fairbury Gardens, and Heritage.
Pastor Schmidt currently serves the LCMS as Circuit Visitor and Southeast Nebraska Coordinator for Post Seminary Applied Learning and Suppport.
Brenda Schmidt has served Grace as Parish Educator since 1999 and holds a Bachelors of Science in Education from Concordia University-Seward.
She serves Grace as director of Children's Education Ministries, Children's Choirs and Women's Ministries.
She served the Fairbury and surrounding School Districts as substitue teacher from 1987 until her service at Grace became more demanding.
Brenda currently serves the LCMS as southeast Nebraska Pastors' Wives Coordinator for Post Seminary Applied Learning and Support.
Lynne Blackwell has served Grace as Secretary/Treasurer since 2002.
She serves Grace as Office Secretary responsible for schedules, publications, membership records, and receptionist. She also serves as congregational treasurer responsible for record keeping, deposit records and disbursements of funds.
She comes to Grace having served the community in Office Business and Legal management and also Financial institutional work.