Pastors

Pastor Phil Schenck is a veteran pastor with over 35 years of professional ministry experience. Phil enjoys hunting and fishing and serving as an official for high school sports.  He is currently working on his doctorate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.  His previous pastorates include 11 years in Isle, MN and 13 years in Grand Rapids, MN.

Phil and his wife, Carol, have been married for 38 years.  They have been in New Ulm since 2011.  They are both involved in the community in a number of different ways.  Carol is part of the ISD 88 school system as a paraprofessional.  Phil and Carol are the parents of three grown children and the grandparents of 6 grandchildren.

Carol and Phil are excited about the ministry of Grace Community Church.  The church is uniquely prepared and equipped to try new things and to reach out in new ways. Being relationship based instead of attendance based, the goal is to grow disciples of Jesus that mature and multiply!


Pastor Paul Burr is a second career pastor.  The first half included work in the automotive industry, where he worked as an engineering supervisor for Ford Motor Co. Paul is the Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership Development at Grace Community Church responsible for developing ministry leaders and implementing a discipleship process. Paul has a passion for developing life-giving relationships that lead to growth in Jesus Christ and being a light in the community.

Paul and his wife, Carol, have been married for 37 years. Paul enjoys playing racquetball, piano, cello, golf, and scrabble. Carol is gifted in administration and organizing. Carol enjoys spending time with family, neighborhood walks, Ipad puzzles, and working on her dollhouse. Paul and Carol are the parents of six children and now grandparents to one grandson.