Person on Support Staff
Gretchen has lived in Manhattan since 1994 and graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 double majoring in Music Education with a choral emphasis and piano as her major instrument and Elementary Education with a special education concentration area. In addition to working at St. Luke’s, she teaches general music at Lee Elementary School and teaches private piano lessons. She is married to Ian and they have a dog-child, Finnegan.
Jean was born and raised in northeast Kansas. She has served as the office coordinator at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church since December 2009 and enjoys her interaction with the congregational members. After graduating from the Brown-Mackie School of Business, she was employed at Kansas State University (KSU) until her husband Morris finished his degree. Upon his graduation, they moved to the Kansas City area where she managed an apartment complex before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Several years later, the family returned to Manhattan and Jean worked at KSU many more years. In 1993, Morris and Jean went to serve overseas in the mission field with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. They served in Russia and Kazakhstan until June 2008. Morris and Jean have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking, and gardening.