Rev. Scott Peterson
About Pastor Scott
Since 1989 I have been the Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church. Please call or speak to me if you have faith-related questions or concerns to address.
I can be reached at (256)721-0041.
Director of Worship and 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 Lutheran Church.
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 service to God and ministry to others. Her favorite recreational activities include piano playing and accompanying, composition, travel, and enjoying God’s creation.
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 undergraduate degree in Spanish and International Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Sara has a passion for working with young people, and has been in professional youth ministry for the past 7 years and has worked with teenagers in some capacity for the past 15. She enjoys helping students realize that God is very active in the world around them, and helping them find their place in God’s action. She also enjoys working with families as they navigate aiding their teenagers’ transition into college/career years.
Outside of her role as Director of Youth and Christian Education Ministries, Sara loves to travel, read, and spend time with her husband Philip, sons Andrew and Christopher and Nathan.
Director of Outreach Ministries
As Director of Outreach, I’m here to help answer any questions or put you in touch with members involved with outreach and mission ministries.
Director of Communications