Meet the pastor, staff, and elders of Grace
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. Contact Ray.
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. Most recently, Clay and his family lived in Florida so he could pursue his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary near Olrando, 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.
Director of Pre-School Ministries
Director of Student Ministries