Spreading God's Word

SINCE 2013

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. 

Our  Team

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 office@saving-gracechurch.com

  • Pastor David Irgens  - Senior Pastor      

    Pastor David Irgens, his wife Kari and their son Magnus live in Eau Claire.

  • Beth Joosten - Music Director

    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 Masters 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.  Since 2008, she has been serving as Director of Music at Living Water Lutheran Church in Cameron.  Besides her church positions, Beth teaches choir at Chippewa Falls High School and at UWEC-Barron County in Rice Lake.  Her other musical involvements have included Assistant Director of Choral Activities at UW-Eau Claire (2016-2019).  Choral Music Teacher in Cameron (1998-2016), private voice and piano teacher (1992-1998) and Vocal/General music teacher in Colfax (1988-1992). She also stays active with the Wisconsin State Music Association as an adjudicator and clinician for music festivals.  Beth is happily married to Mike (who is a band director at Chippewa Falls High School 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 Atkinson - Office Manager

    Julie lives in Menomonie with her husband Dennis. A Minnesota transplant, she comes to Saving Grace from serving many years at a church in South St. Paul. 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.


Our Beliefs

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."'