About Us

St. Peter’s is an active congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are committed to growing in our discipleship toward our Lord Jesus Christ. We strive to usher in the Kingdom of God, through actively working to grow in our relationship with God and with each other. All are invited to join us in worship, fellowship, and service to our Lord as we grow in faith.

St. Peter’s has a variety of opportunities for its worshipers, members, visitors, and friends. There are three convenient services to attend, as well as a variety of service and fellowship organizations.

To plant and nurture the seeds of faith while growing in GOD’s grace.

This mission is an ongoing challenge that takes time to produce visible results. Similar to the cycle of rebirth we witness every spring, when new life comes back to the earth after the dormant rest of winter; so it is with the seeds of faith that need time to be dormant in our hearts before their germination causes new growth in faith to spring forth in the followers of Jesus. God is the source of all growth in creation; including the seeds of vegetation that springs forth each year, as well as the seeds of faith that change a person’s life for all eternity. It is an exciting callingto be about the nurturing of the seeds of faith, as we partner with God in His ministry


Pastor: Reverend Bruce Gray

Pastor Bruce was called as the Pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in February of 2009 and was ordained at St. Peter’s on March 21.  He graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, IL.  Pastor Bruce shares the parsonage with his bloodhound, Grace.  He is the chaplain for the Janesville Firefighters and volunteer chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville.  He enjoys golf, old movies, and reading.

  Parish Life Assistant: Lynn Curtis

Lynn has been the Parish Life Assistant at St. Peter’s since September, 2017, and feels blessed to be part of the St. Peter’s family.  When she is not in the office helping Congregation members or preparing items for weekly Worship Services, Lynn enjoys spending time with her family (especially her three grandchildren), designing and sewing banners and working with the homeless.

Pianist and Handbell Director: Mary Eckert

Mary has been a musician at St. Peter’s since September of 2009. Mary’s piano playing and singing have been a wonderful addition to the St. Peter’s family. Mary and her husband Bill currently own and operate a local winery in Janesville. She and Bill have two sons, William and James, and they are members of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Her special interests include gardening, knitting, crocheting, and working with her husband to develop new wine products.

  Musician, Vocal Choir Director:  Cora Rund

Cora has been with the St. Peter’s family since 2014.  She is active in directing the Vocal Choir as well as providing music for our Worship Services.

Custodian: Bob Wolfram

Bob has been with the St. Peter’s family since 2017. He provides ongoing maintenance for not only St. Peter’s but for our on-site Head Start program as well.

  Treasurer: Steve Blom

Steve is an active member of St. Peters and has been serving as Treasurer since 2017.