Transitional Pastor, Matt Soderstrum
After working as a Funeral Director for 10 years, Matt was hired from within his church as an Associate Pastor. Completing his Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul, MN, Matt continued to work at Harvest Evangelical Free Church in Story City from 2000 until September of 2015.
Matt serves the Body of Christ in several ways. Serving Grace as our transitional pastor, he also meets with individuals one-on-one to facilitate a process called LifePlan. Additionally, Matt facilitates Pastor Peer Learning Groups for the Baptist Conference of Iowa.
Stacy and Matt have been married for over 30 years. They have five children and 3 grandchildren, with another grandbaby on the way!
In his free time, Matt loves to golf, read, do crossword puzzles and sudoku, and hang out with family and friends. His favorite book of the Bible is Habakkuk and he loves hearing people's stories.
Administrative Assistant, Vicki Oler
Vicki began working as secretary for Grace in 2010, then life got too busy with the five children, so she decided to take a break. Now, with only two children and husband Dave at home, she has more time to devote to serving the church. Vicki loves helping the Pastors and teams communicate information to the Grace family. She gets to use her creativity in many ways each week. She loves her job!