Our Staff

Our Staff

 brooksDana Brooks – Pastor

Pastor Dana Brooks has been the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool since February of 2014.  [read more]

“Janet and I are grateful for the opportunity to serve God here in Caldwell.  If you are ever in Caldwell, please worship with us.  We would love to meet you and begin a relationship that, by God’s grace, will extend into eternity.”

farrellHope Farrell – Church Secretary 

Hope Farrell taught preschool at Grace from January 2014 to May 2018.  In June of 2014 she also accepted the role of church secretary and is still in that role. [read more]

“God has brought me full circle back to Grace.  We are so happy to be part of the Grace Family and we welcome all who enter our doors via our church or our preschool .”

Preschool Staff

Teachers – 4-5 year old Pre-K

Amanda Gigray

Amanda Gigray started teaching preschool at Grace in September of 2015. She was born and raised in Caldwell, graduated from Caldwell High and attended University of Idaho. She married her high school sweetheart, Will, in 2001 and they have 4 children together. Amanda has been actively involved in her children’s school and spends a lot of time volunteering in and out of the classroom. She loves crafting, camping and spending time with family!

Michelle Hardin

Michelle Hardin started teaching preschool at Grace in September of 2020. Her and her husband, Jeff, are high school sweethearts. They have 5 kids and 3 dogs. She loves coffee, listening to music, spending time outside and feeding hummingbirds.


Teachers – 3-4 year old Preschool

Hannah Woodward

Hannah Woodward is a first-year teacher here at Grace. She was raised in Caldwell and continues to reside there.  Her and her husband, Jordan, have been married for 10 years and have 3 beautiful children together. She enjoys spending time with family, hunting, camping, and just being outdoors in nature.  Her favorite bible verse is “Trust in the Lord God with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5.


Michele Lawson – “Micky”

Michele was born and raised near Marsing, ID. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran School in Nampa, ID.  She graduated from Vallivue High School.  She has five children along with 3 stepchildren and 7 grandsons.  She has spent years volunteering at her children’s schools helping wherever needed.  She coached soccer for about 8 years and coached cheer for 3 years.  She and her husband, Rich, enjoy working hard on their small ranch, spending time with family and racing stock cars at the Meridian speedway. She started teaching at our school in September 2020.