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


Peter D. Preus, Vicar

Vicar Preus is the vicar at Grace for 2022-2023. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wyoming in Laramie in 2019. Beginning at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne in the fall of 2020, Vicar Preus is expected to complete his degree towards a Master of Divinity in the spring of 2024.

It was at the University of Wyoming where Vicar met his wife Taitlyn. They were married on May 25, 2018 in Casper, WY and have since been blessed with three children: Moses, Naomi, and Charlotte. Vicar Preus enjoys reading, studying German, talking theology, hunting and hiking. He also enjoys staying in touch with his parents and eleven older siblings. Most especially, Vicar enjoys spending time with Taitlyn and their kids. His email is

Kelli Bowdell, Pastor's Secretary

Kelli had been the substitute secretary here at Grace since 2018 and became Pastor's Secretary in 2020. She served her previous Church when her husband, Matthew, was stationed in Hawaii with the Marine Corps. She is a proud Lutheran and excited to serve here.

Besides her job at Grace, Kelli stays busy with her two wild and rambunctious boys, Lawrence and John, one growing and developing toddler, Carol, and baby Danielle. She enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, playing cards, and games. Her email is