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

pierceMike Pierce – Preschool Director

Mike Pierce graduated from the College of Idaho with a Masters of Education with an Administration emphasis.  [read more]

“I have been Director of Preschool for three years and enjoy the teachers and our students.”

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 is a first year teacher here at Grace. 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

Patti Lawson

Patti is finishing out the 2020-2021 year as Katie accepted another position outside of Grace.  Patti retired last year from teaching our Pre-K class for several years but God decided she wasn’t finished teaching.  She lives with her husband Jerry in Caldwell outside of Sand Hollow on a farm with chickens and ducks and hopes to have a llama soon.  She is also the chair person of the Board of Education here at Grace.


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 ages 31, 28, 24, 24 & 6 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.