Rev. Paul E. Kuhlman
Pastor Paul is a graduate of Capital University (‘71) and Trinity Lutheran Seminary (’75) of Columbus, Ohio.
Paul’s first call was to serve as a missionary for the Lutheran Church in America in Argentina (’78-’86), after completion of an 18 month scholarship program from the Lutheran World Federation that introduced him to Argentina (’75-’76). Upon his return to the US, he received a MA degree in Liturgical Studies from St. John’s University (‘88), Collegeville, Minnesota, and served in a Multicultural, Hispanic congregation in Kissimmee Florida (’87-’90).
Pastor Paul last served as a settled pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Suttons Bay (’90-’12). After earning his license as an Intentional Interim Ministry and called by the North/West Lower Michigan Synod of the ELCA, he has served in this capacity at Immanuel Lutheran, Jackson, Michigan and St. Luke’s Lutheran, Grand Rapids
Paul is married to Mary Kuhlman, a retired high school Spanish teacher, and also a graduate of Capital University (’73). He is also the father of three adult children, Angela, David, and Allison Thomas. In his free time Paul loves to build furniture, work around the lake house, and drive his JD tractor.
Victoria Alt has been our Parish Administrator since 2013 and assumed the additional duties of Financial Secretary in 2016. She is responsible for preparing weekly worship bulletins, preparing the GraceGram newsletter, maintaining church members contribution records and a variety of other office duties.
Victoria is married to Dan, a retired engineer, and has two children, Alexi and Billy, and two step-sons, Jason and Chris. She recently became a first time grandmother with the arrival of her granddaughter Liliana.
Victoria enjoys spending time with her family, usually taking several family motorcycle trips each year, traveling, and spending time reading. Victoria is looking forward to future travel to locations including Ireland, Hawaii and a return trip to Las Vegas where she and Dan were married in 2012.
Cindy has been Minister of Music at Grace since the fall of 2002. Her duties include leading worship on organ or piano, directing the choir, coordinating special music at worship, and choosing the musical settings of the liturgy. Cindy sees music as an essential part of the worship experience, and appreciates when others join her in worship leadership.
Born and raised in Ohio, she holds a B.A. in Music from Wittenberg University, M.A. in Church Music, and M.Div. from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Along with her church responsibilities, she also has a few music students at the Community Music School in Hastings. She sings soprano and serves as an Assistant Director in the Lakewood Area Choral Society, and continues to study voice with its founder, Executive Director and Conductor Dr. Robert C. Oster. She has also started to explore the art of writing choral music.
Cindy lives in Grand Ledge with her husband, Scott, a retail manager, and her cat, Martin.
Cindy can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Domke joyfully serves the Lord through her love of music. She has been a member of Grace Lutheran since 1987, and has directed bells since they first came to Grace in 2001. Kim began her ringing career in 1977 at St John’s Lutheran in Midland, Michigan.
Kim is a graduate of Central Michigan University (’86) with continuing education at Michigan State University (’89) Additional certifications include American Red Cross instructor of CPR/AED/First Aid, Water Safety Instructor, and Lifeguard.
Kim currently teaches 5th and 6th graders at Barry County Christian School, and private lessons on flute, guitar, and beginning piano.
Kim can be reached at email@example.com