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Pastor Sarah Deutsch

Pastor Sarah spent her childhood in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Ames, Iowa, and Faribault, Minnesota where she graduated from high school. After graduating from Augustana (College) University with a Bachelors of Arts she began her studies at Sioux Falls Seminary in the Luther House of Study program. During her time in seminary, Pastor Sarah served a variety of roles in the Sioux Falls area including being a youth director, an education assistant with kindergarten and first graders, and coaching middle school basketball. While in seminary, she met her husband Aaron, also a Lutheran Pastor, who is currently serving at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN. Together, Pastors Aaron and Sarah are the proud parents of Jonah and Ruth. Pastor Sarah began her time as a pastor serving at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George, Iowa where she was ordained as a part of the ELCA in 2019. She started in her role at Epiphany Lutheran in May 2022.

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Tia Graton

Church Secretary

Tia grew up in the Colorado Rocky Mountains in an old apple orchard. When she was 19 years old she moved to Minnesota and had a little boy named Ryan 3 years later.

Now she is a member of Epiphany and lives in Eagle Lake with Korey, Ryan and Jasper. She has an AA in Liberal Arts and took some courses at MSU. She also works at an appliance store as a secretary part time. She enjoys quilting with the ladies and Scraftin’ events.


Kathy Groebner

Director of Star Light Early Learning Center

Ms. Kathy has been at Star Light since 2019 she is director and lead preschool teacher.  She is married to papa John (he stops by to visit often!). She is mother to 4 beautiful girls, 6 grandchildren, and a dog, Noel.  She loves traveling, spending time on the lake, and camping. 


Laurie Thorstad


Marita Shaffer


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