Pastor Scott Peterson

Pastor Scott Peterson

Senior Pastor

Pastor Scott Peterson came to Madison with his family in 1988 called to start a Lutheran congregation as a mission-developer.  Preaching and teaching God’s Word are his primary work.  He enjoys witnessing the ways that Word bears fruit in missions, music, and building friendships. His wife Bonnie Jane and he are the parents … Read More

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Sara Galyon

Director of Youth and Education Ministries

Sara relocated to the area with her husband, a fellow Youth Director, in June of 2016. She moved here from the Memphis TN area where she completed her Masters of Arts in Youth ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary. She is originally from the east coast where she grew up in the Delaware/Maryland Synod of the ELCA, and has an … Read More

Lois Graff

Lois Graff

Director of Music Ministries

Lois Graff moved from Minnesota to the Madison area in 1987. Ministry through God’s gift of music is at the heart of her work. Worship of God is central at Messiah. Grateful for the many musical gifts that God has bestowed on Messiah, she enjoys witnessing how music ministry draws God’s people together and nurtures them for … Read More

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Meredith Kilby

Communications Director

Meredith Kilby serves as Messiah Lutheran's Communications Director and also shares the Office Manager position. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 1989, Meredith and her Army husband raised a family and traveled across the US and Europe, enjoying two assignments in Germany.   Coupled with her background in … Read More

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Claire Strand

Director of Outreach Ministries

Claire Strand was born and raised on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.  An education in Interpersonal Communication and an un-churched background equip Claire with unique gifts and insights that she uses as the Director of Outreach Ministries for the care and nurture of Messiah’s congregation as well as reaching out … Read More

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Devonee Woods

Office Manager

Devonee Woods and her husband moved to Madison from Virginia and joined Messiah in 1999.  Having enjoyed volunteering at church and with her children a bit more independent, she began job sharing the office manager position in 2015.  In addition to office manager,  She currently serves on Messiah's Church Council, holding the … Read More

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