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 Matthew Christian

Vicar Christian is the third vicar at Grace. He was born and raised in Monroeville, IN where he is a member of St. John Lutheran Church (Flatrock). He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2016. In 2018, he began his studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne where he is in the process of earning his Master of Divinity.

He has been married to Moriah since January 2020, and they are excited for the many adventures that await them. Vicar Christian enjoys movies and board games, and he dabbles in photography and attempting to play any instrument he comes across. 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 toddlers, Lawrence and John. She enjoys spending time with family and working on growing her garden. Her email is