Saving Grace Lutheran Church (LCMC) was formed on April 28, 2013, at a congregational meeting after its first worship service held at Stokes, Prock and Mundt Funeral Home in Altoona, WI. It's been a vibrant, growing church in Eau Claire and the surrounding communities since it's launch in 2013.
The staff and leadership at Saving Grace Lutheran Church is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
After graduating from Luther Seminary, Pastor David Irgens served congregations in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas prior to moving to Eau Claire in 2003 to serve at Grace Lutheran Church. In 2013, he was called to serve the new congregation of Saving Grace Lutheran Church as Associate Pastor, and since 2016 as Senior Pastor. He and his wife Kari and their son Magnus live in Eau Claire.
Hello, I'm Pastor Dan. I grew up in the church, but my faith was deepened when I was attending high school back in 2013. God has been graciously guiding me ever since. I have a passion for encouraging others with the good news. In my free time I love to learn new things. From board games and video games to cycling and skateboarding, I have a great appreciation for hobbies and past-times. God's blessings to you. -Pastor Dan
I am so excited to be able to serve our church and enhance our Sunday School and youth programs. My family and I have been members of Saving Grace since the beginning of our wonderful church. My husband, Aaron, and I have been married over 12 years and we have two boys. As a family, we enjoy spending time at our camper and boating and I enjoy gardening and scrap booking.
I am currently attending CVTC and am in the process of earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a bachelor’s degree from UWEC in Chemistry with a Business Emphasis and worked for nearly 10 years before becoming a stay at home mom in 2016. My time at home reinforced my love for learning and teaching and in 2018 I had an opportunity to go back to school and pursue this passion. I have learned so much in my time at CVTC and I am excited to use this knowledge to elevate our youth programs here at Saving Grace.
Beth enjoys sharing her love of Jesus Christ through her musical involvements in church. She has a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from UW-River Falls, a Master’s Degree in Education from UW-LaCrosse, and has over 30 years in church music experience, including positions as organist, pianist, choir director, children’s music director, worship band leader, and director of music. Beth’s teaching experiences include Assistant Director of Choral Activities at UW-Eau Calire (2016-2019) Chippewa Falls High School Choir Director (2019-2020), Cameron Middle/High School Choir Director (1998-2016), Colfax Music Teacher (1988-1992) and private voice/piano instructor (1992-1998). She recently retired from teaching but continues to direct the Red Cedar Choir at UWEC-Barron County in Rice Lake. Beth is happily married to Mike (who is a retired band director, present director of Communiversity Band at UWEC-Barron County, and her faithful sidekick at church). Their adult children - Heidi, Dan, Sarah, and Alex (son-in-law) – all have earned music degrees and pursued careers in the musical field. The house is always full of music when everyone is home. In her “spare” time, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling.
Julie lives in Menomonie with her husband Dennis. A Minnesota transplant, she comes to Saving Grace from serving many years at a church in the Twin Cities. Prior to that she worked as a senior buyer as well as in accounting and customer service management. As an active church member, Julie has held leadership positions in Finance, Women’s Ministry, Evangelism, and edited a regional newsletter. Her special joys include spending time with family, her dog Augie, long walks by the water, reading and cooking.
We want to make Jesus Christ known to all as the one true savior: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We want to share the Gospel message with every generation in the Chippewa Valley, each loved by God and in need of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the gospel of Jesus Christ as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in Him.
Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnate, through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection God fashions a new creation.
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus comissioned us as follows:
'Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. And teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always the very end of the age."'