Meet The Team

The Rev. Dr. David H. Brooks, Pastor

(919) 682-6030 ext. 1002

Michelle Boyle, Preschool Coordinator

(919) 682-6030 ext. 1006

Dave Durkop, Organist

My name is Dave Durkop, Director of Music at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. It is my pleasure to help you, the congregation, to find your voice of praise. Each week, in worship and in rehearsal with our 5 choirs, I enjoy presenting the love of our God and Savior through music. It is my hope that each choir can be a faith community which experiences friendship, prays together, and pursues musical excellence. In preparation for my work in music ministry, I received a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Carnegie Mellon University, and I did graduate coursework in Musicology at the University of Pittsburgh. I have been working as a church musician since my junior high school years. I am also a composer. I have been privileged to have my choral and organ works used at Duke University Chapel. Also, my organ works have been played and recorded by organist Diane Bish on her television program, "The Joy of Music." I thank each member of this community of believers for the joy of serving Christ alongside you.

(919) 682-6030 ext. 1007

Barbara Stiles, Administrative Assistant

(919) 682-6030 ext. 1001

Olivia Fain, Administrative Assistant

(919) 682-6030 ext. 1003

824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  |

Mission Statement: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church exists to share the Gospel joyfully and nurture faith, trusting in God's unconditional love and grace.

Vision Statement: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be a welcoming, caring, vibrant family that is united in Christ, boldly sharing His love.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.