Pastor Chris Christopher arrived in January 2016.  He holds a Master of Divinity (Class of 1994) from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina.  He is married to the lovely Theresa Russ Christopher and together they have two children, Ada and Charlie.  Here are some fun facts about Pastor Chris:  (1) His favorite movie is “The Wizard of Oz,” (2) his favorite songs are “It’s Only the Beginning” by Chicago and “What a Wonderful World” by Lewis Armstrong, (3) his favorite scripture is Micah 6:8, (4) his favorite candy bar is “Kit Kat,” and (5) he enjoys pineapple or banana ice cream.  When asked what he loved about Grace, he said it was our “excitement for the future!”  We are so thankful to have Pastor Chris with us!  He can be reached in the church office at 504-482-4994 or by email at


IMG_7845 - Version 2Kim Ely, our Church Administrator, coordinates with our Pastor and the entire team to ensure that administrative functions of the congregation are properly addressed.  She is also responsible for all bookkeeping duties for Grace.  Kim works hard on preparing the bulletin, special announcements, Executive & Council meeting monthly financial reports, and other documentation as needed.  She also serves as the point of contact for facilities reservations including volunteer groups & Youthworks.  Kim is married and has two children and loves to spend time with her family and their puppy, “Lucy!”  She is a valued member of our team.  Kim can be reached by email at or by phone at 504-482-4994.

Tina Guillot, our Media Director, coordinates with the Pastor and ministry teams to develop and supervise the production of all media for worship services.  Additionally, Tina is responsible for congregational communication, including administration of the website and social media accounts.  She is married and has two sons.  She loves Grace because of the family atmosphere and “all the love.”