Meet Our Staff

Pastor

Rev. Daniel R. Grainger

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Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10a
"Be still, and know that I am God!"

Pastor Daniel came to Quincy in July of 2021 after earning his Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.  Christ Lutheran Church is the first congregation he has served following his ordination into the ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  As our pastor, he has been called to preach and teach the Word of God, to administer the sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, to lead worship, to provide pastoral care, to speak for justice on behalf of the poor and oppressed, and to equip and encourage us for daily discipleship. 

Pastor Daniel grew up in farm country outside of Decorah, Iowa, in the majestic driftless region of Northeast Iowa.  He earned his baccalaureate degree in Religion at Luther College and studied accounting at Northeast Iowa Community College.  Prior to becoming a pastor, he gained valuable and relevant experience in public relations and marketing, community engagement, administration, pastoral care, and leadership. 

Pastor Daniel thoroughly enjoys exploring scripture and is particularly interested in topics related to missiology, pastoral care, Lutheran confessions, and preaching.  He is passionate about engaging challenging issues and difficult questions the church is facing in the 21st century.  He is an artist, musician, and poet, who enjoys table tennis, hiking, biking, fishing, Frisbee, and kayaking.  Accompanying Pr. Daniel in his move to Quincy is his wife, Allie, and his daughter, Sylvie.

Pastor Daniel is available Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and other times by appointment.




Secretary

Bree VonderHaar

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Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 16:14
"Let all that you do be done in love."

Bree has been the secretary at Christ Lutheran Church since November 2014. As our secretary, she helps to maintain the office through a variety of administrative and clerical duties, including but not limited to, producing print and projection materials, answering the phone and responding to emails, putting together the monthly newsletter and other mailings on request, and working alongside the Pastor, among an array of other essential tasks.

Bree grew up in Quincy and lives with her husband, Brigham, his son, Brison, 11, her son, Bryson, 11, and daughter, Monroe, 7. They spend their time as a family fishing, having movie nights and game nights, having friends and family over for dinner and crafts, and sitting around the firepit talking and making smores. Other things Bree enjoys are boat rides, reading, traveling, and cooking/baking.

Bree is available at the church office Tuesday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.




Choir Director

Amy Stollberg




Worship Pianist

Cathy Flick

Cathy Joan Flick is a Quincy native and graduated from Quincy College with a B.S. in Music Education. She married and moved out to Mendon, IL where she lived for 38 years and raised her family, a son--Clayton, and daughter--Camber. She worked as a Medical Transcriptionist and retired from Blessing Hospital in the spring of 2020, sold her home in Mendon, and moved to Quincy in the summer of that same year. She maintains a music studio in her home teaching piano and bassoon. She plays bassoon with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Quincy Concert Band, Quincy Park Band, and pit orchestra for Muddy River Opera Company.




Financial Secretary

Robin Lentz

Robin currently serves as the Financial Secretary, though she started working for Christ Lutheran Church as the church secretary in 2001.  She has been married to her husband, Carl, for 28 years and together they have two sons.  The oldest son, Tyler is married to Mackenzie and they have a daughter, Sawyer, and their youngest son is Dalton.  Robin has enjoyed all the years she has worked for Christ Lutheran.




 
Contact Information

Christ Lutheran Church

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • Tuesday
    – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday
    – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Friday
    – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM