Church Staff & Email

Pastor Jerome Cloninger

gracepastor.salisbury@gmail.com


Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Sarah Stirewalt

graceyouth.salisbury@gmail.com


Secretary - Terri Brown

gracesecretary.salisbury@gmail.com


BookkeeperDolly Moose

gracebookkeeper.salisbury@gmail.com


Pastor

Jerome Cloninger

The Rev. Jerome M. Cloninger is a native of North Carolina.  He grew up in the Claremont/Catawba area of Catawba County. He attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Claremont until he was married. After marriage, he attended Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, NC.


Pastor Jerome worked for 16 years in the furniture industry, most of which were spent on the assembly line. He worked full-time and went to school full-time, earning an Associates of Arts from Catawba Valley Community College, Hickory in 1993 and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lenoir Rhyne College (now University), Hickory in 1999.


Pastor Jerome attended seminary at the Lutheran School of Theology at Gettysburg (LTSG) in Gettysburg, PA. His vicarage was served at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kansas City, MO. Pastor Jerome graduated from LTSG in May 2003 and was ordained July 6th, 2003 at Mt. Pisgah.


Pastor Jerome served his first call (2003-2009) at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield, Nebraska. While in Nebraska, he served as a Natural Church Development Coach and as a member of the NE Synod Candidacy Committee.

In 2009, Pastor Jerome accepted the call to serve Grace, returning to his home state. He has served on the Elections Committee for the NC Synod Assembly several times and currently serves as a Synod Companion.


Pastor Jerome has been married to his high school sweetheart, Kim, since 1988. They have five children: Beth, Aimee, Jeremiah, Gabriella and Ezekiel.  

Cell: 704-797-6204

Director of Youth & Family ministries

Sarah Stirewalt

Sarah grew up outside of Lexington, NC, attending Tyro United Methodist Church where she was very involved in children’s programs and the youth group. She attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education.  Sarah also has a Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University in Gifted Education. She worked for 8 years as a teacher at Corriher-Lipe Middle School teaching 8th Grade Math.  She has spent the last few years at home with her daughters, Maggie and Mollie, and doing bookkeeping for her husband Jacob’s business. Sarah and her family have joined Grace Lutheran from Mt. Moriah Lutheran.  There, she served on the Church Council as secretary, taught Sunday School, and led Confirmation classes.

You can reach Sarah by email or you can call or text her at 336-250-1733.

Secretary

Terri Brown

Terri is a retired Exceptional Children's Teacher and past treasurer of NC WELCA and will be working part time to update our member database, publish the monthly updates and work closely with Church Council and members for any information that needs to be mailed.  You may email her or reach her at 704-213-4202.

Treasurer

Dolly Moose

Dolly has been serving the church as church treasurer for 6 years.  She works closely with the Finance Committee to oversee the yearly spending plan, prepares a monthly financial report and attends monthly council meetings.  Contact Dolly to set up your recurring giving and if you have any questions about the financial statements.


GENE BOST - PASTOR EMERITUS

LYNN LIPPARD - MUSIC DIRECTOR & FINANCIAL SECRETARY

PATSY PARNELL - DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS

TERESA YOST - ACCOMPANIST FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS