Welcome to Grace Place Wellness

Gala Planning Has Begun!

It takes many generous people to make an event successful.  We’d like you to meet some of these individuals – our Gala committee

Web-Gala-Committee-Photo-4_15(left to right) Julia Schumaker, Jan Burmeister, Nancy Miller, CeCe Strochschein,
Matt Strochschein, Miriam Lee, John Lee and Brian Roscoe

GPW-Web-VolunteersWeb 2015-GPW-VolunteersWeb GracePlaceWellnessVolunteersOur Volunteers

  Grace Place Wellness
thanks you for your time and
dedication!

MelBeth Gala photo savethedate


Introducing the 2015 Gala Co-Chairs

WebMatt-&-Cece-StrohscheinMatt and CeCe Strohschein
“We feel it’s a very important mission to help foster health and wellness for church workers!”

Matt and CeCe bring valuable skills to the Gala committee:

* Hard-working
*Knowledgeable about our ministry
*Experienced in working events
*Very passionate about supporting church workers
*Excellent leadership skills

Interesting facts about Matt and CeCe…

*Married on October 15, 2005
*Have three wonderful kids (Nick-7, Ryan-5 and Emily-4)  
*Matt is a Bond Trader for Wells Fargo Advisors
*CeCe is a stay-at-home mom
*They share a passion for running and were members of a
six person relay team that ran 82 miles from Creve Coeur to Hermann, MO

“Grace Place Wellness is a special organization to us as Matt’s father, two uncles and cousin have been pastors, and his mother is a Lutheran teacher.” CeCe Strohschein


Dale and Karen Kruse
host Grace Place Wellness Event in Bonita Springs, Florida

Web-Bonita-Sprints-Dale-and-Karen-Kruse  Dale and Karen Kruse

April 11, 2015 – Grace Place Wellness Board Member, Dale Kruse and his wife Karen, hosted an evening at Bonita Bay Country Club, gathering supporters to discuss bringing Grace Place Wellness to the Florida area.  Guests represented Grace Lutheran, Faith Lutheran and Peace Lutheran churches.

Web-Bonita-Springs-Fauser-SpeakingRandy Fauser, President and CEO of Grace Place Wellness

Web-Pr-Treglown-Bonita-SpringsPr. Don Treglown, Faith Lutheran Church/Naples, Florida

Web-Pres.-Greg-Walton-Bonita-SpringsRev. Greg Walton, President of the Florida-Georgia District

Many thanks to the wonderful guests that attended…to Pastors Treglown, Lingsch and Leibich for their support…to President Walton for his leadership….and to Dale and Karen Kruse for their gracious hospitality.

Randy Fauser, President and CEO
Grace Place Wellness Ministries


A Fun-filled Agenda for Grace Place Wellness Ministries!!
Grace Place Wellness Classic Retreat for the St. Louis Seminary Feb. 20-22, 2015

Our St. Louis Seminary Couples at Pere Marquette, Grafton, IL

Our St. Louis Seminary Couples at Pere Marquette, Grafton, IL

We had a two day wellness and wholeness experience for the group of St. Louis Seminary Students who participated at Pere Marquette Lodge on Feb. 20-22, 2015.  We had great food, programming and participation!!  Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman and Dr. John Eckrich led this experience focused on the Great Commandment…To Love One Another.

Grace Place Wellness Ministries attends ALDE Convention in Reno, NV
Feb. 24-26, 2015

Hans Springer, Randy Fauser and Mark Hofman

Hans Springer, Randy Fauser and Mark Hofman

The Association of Lutheran Development executives for continuing education in the field of ethical fundraising.  Here’s a look at who we ran into:   (left to right)  Hans Springer, Associate Executive Director of LCMS Mission Advancement; Randy Fauser, President/CEO of Grace Place Wellness Ministries and Mark Hofman, Executive Director, Mission Advancement of the LCMS.

 

Hayley Hontos, Randy Fauser, Melissa Hower and Heather McGinness

Hayley Hontos, Randy Fauser, Melissa Hower and Heather McGinness

Hayley Hontos, Philanthropic Initiative Manager, Lutheran World Relief; Randy Fauser, President/CEO, Grace Place Wellness Ministries; Melissa Hower, Mission Advancement Officer, Grace Place Wellness Ministries and Heather McGinness, Senior Consultant/Account Executive – Meyer Partners

 

 

Chris Dudley, Mission Advocate, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Melissa Hower and Randy Fauser

Chris Dudley, Mission Advocate, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Melissa Hower and Randy Fauser

Grace Place Wellness’ Randy Fauser and Melissa Hower caught up with Chris Dudley, Mission Advocate for Lutheran Hour Ministries at the ALDE Convention in Reno, Nevada.

Grace Place Wellness Team attends Best Practice Convention Feb. 27-28, 2015

Melissa Hower, Darrell Zimmerman and Randy Fauser - Grace Place Wellness Ministries

Melissa Hower, Darrell Zimmerman and Randy Fauser – Grace Place Wellness Ministries

On February 27 and 28, 2015, Grace Place Wellness Ministry Team, Randy Fauser, Darrell Zimmerman and Melissa Hower attended the Best Practice Conference in Phoenix, AZ.  Best Practice Convention is a gathering of Pastors, lay people and other creative thinkers to explore the Best Practice’s in ministry hosted by Christ Church Lutheran in Phoenix, AZ.

 

Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, VP/Programs presenting  "Joy in Ministry"

Rev. Dr. Darrell Zimmerman, VP/Programs presenting “Joy in Ministry”

Rev. Dr. Jeff Schrank, Exe. Pastor, Christ Church Lutheran, Host Congregation of Best Practice Conference, Melissa Hower, Randy Fauser

Rev. Dr. Jeff Schrank, Exe. Pastor, Christ Church Lutheran, Host Congregation of Best Practice Conference, Melissa Hower, Randy Fauser