Spreading God's Word


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 Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here 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.

  • Stephenie Poeschel - Director Of Education/Choir   


    Stephenie is originally from Cameron and currently lives with her family in Chetek, WI. She has 4 children: Parker (12), Caitlyn (8), Mia (4), and Tate (baby). Steph was a very active member of her Lutheran church in Cameron as a young person. She sang in choir, taught Sunday School, was on the call committee her senior year of high school, and sang and/or played piano at many weddings, funerals, and church services. She has sang and played piano since she was in 3rd grade. Steph went to UWRF directly out of high school on a music scholarship for vocal music education. In 2005, she finished her degree at UW­Stout in the Family & Consumer Sciences Education program. She graduated in 2008 and began her teaching journey. She has been teaching high school and middle school FACS since then. For fun, Steph loves to sing, play piano, scrapbook, play softball, read, and be with her family.

    Email: savinggraceeducation@gmail.com

  • 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."'