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Deaconess Shaina Mitchell is the Director of Campus Ministry at Grace Lutheran Church and the Ball State Religious Adviser for LCMS U. Alongside BSU students, Dcs. Mitchell organizes and facilitates all LCMS U activities. Be sure to contact her if you'd like more info about LCMS U!

Deaconess Mitchell earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education at Concordia University Irvine, California in 2001 and in 2008 she graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary with a Master of Arts and Deaconess CertificationDuring her Deaconess Internship year, Deaconess Mitchell served the congregation and campus ministry of University Lutheran Chapel at the University of Minnesota. As a Lutheran deaconess, it is her joy to foster diaconal acts of mercy and continuing catechesis at Grace Lutheran Church and on campus at Ball State University. Deaconess is usually in the office at Grace Lutheran Church Mon-Thur but is pretty much always available for a cup of coffee or a beer. Feel free to shoot her an e-mail at:



Pastor Daniel Mackey 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. During his vicarage year, Pastor Mackey served the campus ministry program at the University of Oklahoma through Trinity Lutheran Church in Norman. As a pastor, it is his joy to preach, teach and administer the Sacraments. From June 2004 to April 2011, he served Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton City, Mo. As of May 2011, he became the Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in MuncieHe is married to Brenda, and they have two cats, Tika and Girelle. Pastor Mackey enjoys movies, books, and an occasional theological rant over a cup of coffee. He draws a mean stick devil (pitchfork, bifurcated tail and all). His email is:




Nancy Lashenik is Pastor's Secretary at Grace Lutheran Church. Born and raised Lutheran, she attended Trinity Lutheran School, Hobart, IN, studied Education at Concordia Lutheran College, Ann Arbor, MI and worked at Bethesda Lutheran Home, Watertown, WI. Nancy was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hobart, IN before moving to Winchester with her husband, Mike, and dog, Espie. Mike and Nancy have three children, Emily (Chris), Aaron (Jackie), and Lori (Chuck) and four grandchildren, Christopher, Alexandria and Jase. Nancy enjoys reading, swimming, walking and playing Aggravation with her grandchildren. She is also passionate about ringing and singing in Handbells and Vocal Choir. Nancy is in the office Mon-Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and can be reached via email at:



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