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           Brian has been an active church musician from an early age. His professional career began in 1979, when he became Organist and Choirmaster of St. Adalbert’s Church (R.C.) in Schenectady , NY .  Since then, he has served four Catholic and two Lutheran congregations in five cities in the US and the UK .  While living in the UK, he served as a clinician for the Northampton Diocese in Choral Conducting and Organ Improvisation.  He holds the Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. He is also founding conductor of the Milwaukee Messiah Community Chorus and Orchestra, which mounts an annual production of Handel’s Messiah in December.  In addition to his musical activities, he has had a successful 30 year career in business, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARI Network Services, Inc., a small publicly held information technology company based in Milwaukee, WI. He and his wife, Cindy, live in Mequon, WI and are the parents of four children. CONTACT BRIAN.
  Pastor Chuck Brummond, Interim   Brian Dearing, Music Director                              


  Eric Ploeckelman
Youth Minister

Sandy Luettgen
Parish Administrator

Sandy joined our team in February 2011. She lives in Grafton with her family. She is typically available from 9am-2pm, Monday-Friday

Shonda Schaff
Nursery Attendant

Shonda has been the nursery attendant/Sunday school pre K teacher for the past six years.  Besides working here at Grace she also works full time at Ebenezer Childcare, here in Mequon.  She has been in the field of child care for about 10 years now and got her Associate degree from MATC in 2002.
Dennis Ellner



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