Meet Our Staff


Rev. Daniel R. Grainger



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.  Pastor Daniel's family includes 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.

Administrative Assistant

Kari Gosteli



Favorite Bible Verse: John 4:16
God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.

Kari Gosteli is a Quincy transplant moving to town in December of 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and public relations as well as a master’s in children, youth, and family ministry. Before beginning work at Christ Lutheran as the administrative assistant in September 2023, Kari worked as elementary school para and then a substitute teacher for a combined two and a half years. Prior to that, she was an active stay-at-home mom to her children for 13 years volunteering at church and at her kiddo’s schools. Kari’s family includes her husband Brett, and her four children Addie, Isaac, Evan, and Abigail.

Kari is available in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Choir Director

Amy Stollberg



Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 147:1
"Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God, for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting."

Amy, who has a bachelor's in music education from Culver-Stockton College, and a master's in education administration, grew up in nearby Palmyra, MO, but came to Quincy in 1990 when she got married.  In addition to serving as our choir director since 2003, Amy is currently employed at Culver-Stockton College as a recruiter for the fine arts. She has also previously served as the general manager of the Quincy Symphany Orchestra Association, and the Director of Choirs for Quincy University. Amy and her husband, Jeff, have three daughters (Ashley, Emily, and Erika) and one granddaughter (Harper).

Worship Pianist

Cathy Flick



Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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



Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 118:24
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

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.