Sharing God's Love with Elkhart since 1873

Grace began as the first English-speaking Lutheran church in 1873.  Since then, Elkhart has changed, we have changed, but God has remained faithful to us.  We celebrate our rich history, while looking forward to what God has in store for us around in the next chapter of our life together!

Meet Our Leadership Team

Dan Forehand, Pastor and Redeveloper

Dan grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida and graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in 2014.  He has served at Grace since 2014 as pastor and redeveloper, working to reignite and redevelop our ministry in the near-west downtown Elkhart neighborhood where we worship.  He's married to his best friend, Kim, who is an Occupational Therapist.  Dan's hobbies including hiking, biking, and reading, and he enjoys spending time with their black cat named Espresso.

Mary Harder. Church Secretary

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Emy Berger, Choir Director/All-Around Great Musician

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Candy Henkler, Pianist/Organist/Musician

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Redevelopment Team at Grace

We're reimagining and listening for what God's future is for Grace in an intentional process called Redevelopment.  And these folks are the ones tasked with leading that work.  They have been committed in the past to Grace and are excited to see what God will do next.  These are the change agents, always anxious to hear what people think should come next for Grace!

Church Council at Grace

The Church Council helps to guide our mission and ministry at Grace.  These dedicated women and men are true servant-leaders in the congregation who assist in the day-to-day operation and calling of mission partners at Grace.

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Grace Church is located in Elkhart, Indiana. If you're in the Elkhart area  we'd be grateful for the opportunity to meet you. Please stop by and introduce yourself.  Give Pastor Dan a call and he'd be happy to meet you for coffee or a beer. Thanks for visiting our website to learn more about Grace!  God is doing a new thing!


Location: 831 W. Marion St.  Elkhart, IN 46516

Phone: 574-294-1951


Sunday Worship at 9:00am

Wednesday Worship at 4:00pm

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