Meet Our Pastors, Elders, and Staff

Our Pastors

Pastor Ray Russell

Ray Russell

Lead Pastor

Ray is our one import—he comes to us from our neighbor to the north, Canada. Ray was serving Jesus in the role of teaching pastor in southern Wisconsin for four years before joining us here. Before that Ray was a senior pastor in Southern Ontario. Ray is an alum of Winnipeg Bible College (Providence College) and has his Masters of Divinity degree from Phoenix Seminary in Arizona.

Ray has a sports background, playing hockey in Canada up to the Major Junior Level, and he has spent much of his life coaching kids in hockey and baseball. Prior to entering the ministry, Ray owned his own business. He is married to his high-school sweetheart, Diane, and has two grown sons; Derek, married to Jaga and Steve married to Ainslie, who together have added 4 grandsons to his life (Drew, Dylan, Levi & Griffin). The passions of Ray’s life are: To know and share God’s truth; His wife, Diane; his family, reading, and sports especially hockey.

Clay Kraby

Pastor of Adult Discipleship

Clay was previously involved with Grace while attending college at the University of North Dakota and entered full-time ministry after a career in marketing. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

As the Pastor of Adult Discipleship, Clay works with our Enrichment Hour, Life Group, Men’s and Women’s ministries in order to encourage and equip the people of Grace to strengthen their walk with Christ.

Clay and his wife, Amanda, have three children: Everrett, Hannah, and Elling. He enjoys reading, spending time with family, and writing at ReasonableTheology.org.

Pastor Clay Kraby

Our Elders

Elder Marty Bruns

Marty Bruns

Eric Brynjulson

Clay Kraby

Rahn Farder

Elder Ray Russell

Ray Russell

Tim Spark

Rick Stomberg

Caleb Stomberg

Caleb Stomberg

Kent Smith

Kent Smith

Our Staff

Brenda Espelund

Brenda Espelund

Administrative Assistant

Angie Fewster

Angie Fewster

Director of Children’s Ministries