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


Vicar Aiello is the fourth vicar at Grace. He is from Imperial, Missouri where he is a member of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. He earned his Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science and minor in Theological Languages in 2019 at Concordia University in Wisconsin. Later that year he began his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne where he is in the process of earning his Master of Divinity.

He is married to Katie and they have one daughter, Clara. Vicar Aiello enjoys playing online games with his wife and siblings as well as reading, cooking, watching shows, and occasionally some crafts. 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 toddler boys, Lawrence and John, and one growing and developing baby girl, Carol. She enjoys spending time with family, playing cards, and games. Her email is