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Bill Vogler

Pastor

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Bill Vogler came to Grace EPC in the summer of 1989 from Bear Creek EPC in Denver, Colorado, where Bill was ordained to the ministry and served as pastor and minister of discipleship. He receive his MA in Economics from Florida State University and, after teaching economics at Francis Marion University in South Carolina, Bill attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1986. He is married to Karen, and they have three children and six grandchildren.

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Rick Pratte

Associate Pastor, Director of Men’s Ministries and Congregational Life

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Rick Pratte joined our staff in June of 2003 as the Director of Congregational Life. Rick and his wife, Kelli, served at several universities during thirteen years as part of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU). These included the University of North Dakota, the University of Kansas, and the University of Nebraska. Rick is a 1990 graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. There he studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics. He finished his Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida, in May of 2012 and was ordained in June of 2012. Married in May of 1991, Kelli and Rick have three children, Cameron, Lindsey and Libby.

Ministry Team

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Chad Donohoe

Director of College Ministries, Oread Center Director

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Chad has served as the Director for Collegiate Ministries at Grace since 2004.  A 1994 University of Kansas graduate, he served three years on staff with Cru at the University of Georgia before attending Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he received a Masters of Divinity, a Masters in Counseling, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Faith, Vocation, and Culture.  Chad met his wife Tiffany at KU, and they have four children. 

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Ryan Mayo

College Ministry, Oread Center Programming Director

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Ryan joined the collegiate ministry staff at Grace in 2007 after graduating with a degree in English from the University of Missouri.  In addition to college ministry, he co-directs the music ministry at Grace and is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.  He married his wife, Kristi, in 2010 and they have three daughters. 

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Katharine Ritter

Director of Women's Ministries

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Katharine grew up in the Kansas City area and then spent her college years in San Antonio, Texas, at Trinity University. Armed with her degree in Elementary Education, she first came to Grace to serve in the Children’s Ministry department. She met her husband, Darby, through Grace’s 20-Something Ministry, and they were married in 1998. They are now parents to Christopher, Hayley, Lauren, and Jack. Katharine has served in her current role as Director of Women’s Ministries since 2002. In the midst of mothering, she enjoys learning new vocabulary (dictionaries!), cheering for KU sports teams, caring for women, and dreaming of international travel.

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Tyler Clements

Director of Youth Ministries and Director of Music

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Tyler began working at Grace in June, 2005. He received his undergraduate degree in Film Studies from KU in 2000. During Tyler’s college years, he was a founding member of the Christian acoustic/rock band “the pool boys” and began an all campus worship service called Open Swim. After graduation, Tyler married Lindsay and they moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue music with “the pool boys.” After four years in the mid-south, they returned to Lawrence in 2005 to work with the Youth of Grace.  In addition to youth ministry, he directs the music ministry at Grace and is currently pursuing a degree at Reformed Theological Seminary. Tyler and Lindsay have four children – Brennan, Calvin, Charlotte, and Margo.

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Ryan Randolph

Director of Care & Compassion Ministries

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Ryan began serving as the Director of Care & Compassion Ministries in 2017, but he originally joined our staff in 2012 as the Middle School Coordinator. After earning his degree in Biblical Counseling from Calvary University, Ryan served as a Youth Director at a local church in Lawrence and later as a Teaching Parent at O’Connell Youth Ranch. In 2009, he moved to St. Louis and worked for an inner-city ministry called Sunshine Ministries. There he worked with the homeless, at-risk teens, and provided pastoral counseling and discipleship to men in a long-term drug and alcohol recovery program. Ryan is currently finishing his Master of Divinity degree through Reformed Theological Seminary. He married his wife, Hanna, in 2002. They have two children, Jayden and Riley.

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Jenny Boettcher

Director of Children's Ministries

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Jenny joined Grace’s staff as the Director of Children’s Ministries in July, 2009. She studied at Kansas State University, receiving an undergraduate degree in Interior Architecture in 2005. After graduation, she moved to Lawrence to practice architecture for four years until transitioning into ministry. 

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Kristin Huerter

Caregiver Supervisor

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Kristin began working at Grace as the Paid Caregiver Supervisor in 2011. She married her husband, Aaron, in 2003 and received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in ESL from Kansas State University in 2004. She taught first grade for two years in Manhattan, KS before deciding to stay home full-time with her three boys, Jacob, Nathan and Weston. After moving to Lawrence, Kristin briefly taught night classes at the Adult Learning Center while also pursuing her passion in photography. Kristin has found that being the Paid Caregiver Supervisor at Grace is the perfect complement to being a stay at home mom!

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Lindsay Clements

Early Childhood Coordinator

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Lindsay joined the Grace staff in 2016.  She has been worshipping and serving in various roles at Grace since 2005 when she moved here with her husband.  She is married to Tyler who is the Director of Youth Ministry and Director of Music.  Together they have 4 children, Brennan, Calvin, Charlotte and Margo.  Lindsay enjoys caring for mothers and encouraging and supporting families as they raise their children in the church.  

Administrative Team

Bob Woods

Operations Administrator

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Betty Adema

Church Secretary

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Kristin Wethington

Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

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