Southern Ohiio Synod. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Task Forces

GRACE Partners

Regional Contacts:
Pr. Fred Cook-Southwest
Pr. Keith Faulk-Northwest
Pr. Donna Kraus-Northeast
Pr. Karen Torrez-Southeast

G.R.A.C.E. Partners offers participants collegial support, resource sharing, congregational partnering, mentoring, connecting, idea sharing, and more. We seek to enable communication between congregations for the advancement of God's mission in a variety of contexts. This special on-line blog is in place to make communication easy and accessible.

GRACE stands for Growing Relationships Among Congregations Effectively. 

GRACE Partners is a strategic ministry of the Southern Ohio Synod designed to assist small congregations (worshiping with 120 or fewer).

The goal of this ministry is to support, strengthen, and sustain congregations which have a desire to grow in their current environment (numerically, spiritually, and attitudinally); a willingness to acknowledge and embrace their existence within the strategic plan of the Southern Ohio Synod-Advancing God's Mission: Living Faith; and who have a commitment to a mutual partnership with participating with congregations. Emphasis will be placed on strategizing for mission among the congregations.


None at this time.