Parish Ministry Council

Parish Ministry Council (PMC) meetings are open and members are encouraged to attend. Keep in mind that some personnel and similar issues may require that a portion of some of the meetings be closed. Currently, the Council meets after worship on the third Sunday of the month. All meetings are published on the church calendar. 

The Parish Ministry Council has general oversight of the life and activities of Grace Lutheran Church. The Pastor serves ex officio.

The current Parish Ministry Council consists of these lay leaders:

Interim President

Chris Wethman


Becky Thomas


Donna Gesell

Financial Secretary

Laura Michael


Chris Wethman


Beverly Hudgins


Kae Huggins

Mutual Care

Barb Tippin


Gary Stuhlmiller

Properties & Facilities

Mike Hunike


Kent Silvernail


Geoff Heintzelman

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

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.