Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Rev. Daniel P. Mackey, Pastor

Pastor Mackey is the pastor of Grace. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2000. He then graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne with a Master of Divinity and was ordained in 2004. As a pastor, it is his joy to preach and teach, to administer the Sacraments, and to care for God's people. From June 2004 to April 2011, he served Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City, MO. As of May 2011, he has served Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Muncie. He is typically in the office Monday through Thursday, and makes his visitations in the afternoons.

He is married to Brenda and they have two cats, Tika and Girelle. Pastor Mackey enjoys movies, books, and the occasional theological rant over a cup of coffee. He draws a mean stick devil (pitchfork, bifurcated tail and all). His email is [email protected].


Dcs. Shaina Mitchell, Deaconess and Director of Campus Ministry

Deaconess Mitchell is the Director of Campus Ministry at Grace and the Ball State University Religious Advisor for LCMS U. Alongside BSU students, Dcs. Mitchell organizes and facilitates all LCMS U activities. Be sure to contact her if you would like more information about LCMS U.

Dcs. Mitchell graduated in 2008 from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne with a MA and Deaconess certification. This means that she is trained to apply solid Lutheran theology in diaconal acts of mercy and spiritual care. She is usually in the office Monday through Thursday, but she is pretty much always available for a cup of coffee or a cold beer. Her email is [email protected].


Jessica Parks, Pastor's Secretary

Jessica has been Pastor's Secretary since 2000, taking off a year 2014-15 due to a career change for her husband Gary, in Texas. The Lord brought Gary and Jess back to Muncie, and back to Grace Lutheran Church in October of 2015. 

Besides her job at Grace, Jessica enjoys sewing, reading, riding motorcycles with Gary, and spending time with family. Jessica and Gary have 4 adult children and 3 wonderful grandchildren. Her email is [email protected]