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picture of Pasor Phil Berge  Pastor Phil Berge ext# 702

Pastor Phil describes his ministry as “a passion for the gospel, a love of teaching, and a heart for people.” He enjoys fishing, hunting, travel, and a good conversation.

He was born in Brooklyn, raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, and is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta and Luther Seminary. Prior to coming to Grace, Pastor Phil served a congregation in Two Harbors, MN for 20 years and before that he was a mission redevelopment pastor for 6 years in Talmoon, MN.

His wife, Susan, is also an ELCA pastor and serves a congregation in Knife River, MN. They have two children: Andrew, who is a student at the University of Minnesota CSE; and Elizabeth, who is a student at Hamline University.

Pastor Phil invites you to experience God’s grace at Grace! 


Sarah Gunderson
Sarah Gunderson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry -
ext# 704.

 Lisa Haglin
Lisa Haglin, Administrative Ministry Assistant -
ext# 701. Lisa has responsibility for  the front office at Grace and, as part of Grace's team approach to ministry, focuses on four areas of ministry.
She has done volunteer work for Girl Scouts, Fair Share and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program.  Lisa lives in  Twig, Minnesota with her husband, Jimmy.  When not working, Lisa enjoys reading, sewing, singing and working outdoors. 

Tracey Gibbens 

Tracey Gibbens, Music Coordinator - ext# 705. Tracey Gibbens has decades of experience in leading church choirs, and has been the Music Coordinator of Grace since 2000. He teaches music at the University of Wisconsin Superior, serves as president of the Duluth Musicians Association, and is a performer on low brass instruments for a variety of musical organizations. He has degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa. He has sung with the Arrowhead Chorale since 2004. Tracey makes his home in Duluth with wife, Kerry Van Dusen, and children, Emma, Sam, and Sally.

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