Ministry Staff Team
Dr. Gerald Stigall
Growing up in Tennessee, I studied at Vanderbilt and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. I have also pastored churches in Vermont, Connecticut, and Kansas.
I began ministry at Grace in September, 2006.
My wife Linda and I have two daughters. Mindy lives with us and is a Special Olympics gold medalist in six sports. Audrey, her husband Duane, and their three children live in Colorado.
My favorite hobbies include racquetball, cycling, camping, and following Minnesota sports teams. Skol, Vikings!
My passion in life is seeing people, marriages, and families transformed by the power of the Gospel.
Director of Youth and Young Adults
I have been the Director of Youth and Young Adults since October 2015. Working with students and encouraging them in their faith journey with Jesus is truly my dream job! I work with families of students grades 7-12 and also fuel the Young Adults ministries.
Allison and I met in Chicago at Moody Church and were married on the church roof overlooking Lake Michigan in 2011! We now live in Fridley and enjoy exploring the beautiful state of Minnesota!
Director of Administration and the Arts
I joined the staff team at Grace on May 1, 1995 as the Director of Music and Worship. Today, administrative oversight of the church is also part of my responsibilities.
I am a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, with a degree in Music. I conduct the Grace Chorale and Orchestra and plan and direct the musical components related to worship.
I enjoy music of all styles, and I am always willing to share quality puns. I play guitar and trumpet and love to play with a brass choir and jazz group.
I have been married to Debbie 40+ years, and we have 3 adult children, 1 grandchild, and one on the way.
Director of Children's and Parenting Ministries
I began serving at Grace in July 2017. My desire in this role is to partner with parents to see children blown away by the grace and mercy of God as it is displayed in the work of Jesus Christ.
I have been married to Vanessa since 2009. We have two young daughters, Adalia and Evelyn.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with Vanessa and our girls, reading, playing board games, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams.