Church Council

We are a supportive and effective team, making decisions that ensures the church functions efficiently and that are in the best interest of the congregation.

Executive Council Members

Leadership, Executive Council, Chair

Zig Mintha


As a member of Grace Lutheran Church Council, it is Zig’s goal is to be fiscally responsible, using common sense while being respective of the needs of the entire congregation.

Leadership, Executive Council, Vice Chair

Barry Nagora

Vice Chair

Barry was born in Pembroke, Ontario and has raised a family in the area with his wife since 1986. He is actively involved in the church Property Committee and likes to volunteer during the annual Harvest Dinner in the fall. Barry enjoys spending his free time working on projects with his children and playing with his grandchildren.

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Angie Mercier


Angie was born in Pembroke Ontario but moved to Ottawa and worked for Bell Canada until her retirement  Since retirement she has moved back to the Ottawa Valley and with her husband.  As a member of Grace Lutheran Church she participates in the Ladies Aid and Alter Guild.   Angie likes to garden, kayak, sew/quilt and spend time with her  children and grandchildren.   



Carl Dittburner

Biography coming soon…

Council Member, Leadership

Debbie Lazarus

Debbie works as a personal support worker (PSW) and through her work she has gained insight and understanding for the needs of our elderly.  She joined the Grace Church Council to find out how it works. Debbie loves spending time with family and friends. Her motto is “Good communities start with good neighbours.”

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Ed Byers

Ed has lived in Eganville since childhood.   He has always been a Lutheran, as was his forefather.  As a member of Grace Lutheran, Ed has volunteered his time on the Cemetery Committee.  He has been a Rotarian at Grace for 35  years.  Ed is a retired paramedic (30 year veteran).  Ed’s wife, Lorna, keeps him busy most of the time, but he enjoys sailing and doing research in his spare time.

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Charlotte Schaven

Biography coming soon…

Council Member, Leadership

Morley Hass

Morley was born and raised on the family farm near Eganville. He has belonged to Grace Lutheran Church all his life and has enjoyed serving on different committees. Married in 1977, he raised his two (2) children on the farm and has been a foster dad to over (40) forty others. When he has spare time, Morley enjoys spending time at his cabin.

Church Staff

Reverend Ralph Weigold


Karen Sell

Office Administrator

Biography coming soon…

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Heather St Jacques

Director of Music Ministry

Heather has been in the music industry since 1970, performing, accompanying soloists & teaching. She has taught piano to individuals aged 5 to 60+, with many of her students continuing their studies. Heather has won performance awards for both trumpet and piano.

Before moving from southern Ontario, she spent her time organizing and leading community choirs for benefit concerts, entertaining at the annual Christmas dinner for the underprivileged, and pianist for two (2) community plays. Since retiring, Heather now lives in Eganville and spends her time as the Music Director at Grace and leading the Eganville Community Choir.

Heather has been the Music Director at several denominations including: United, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Anglican, Catholic & Pentecostal. She calls herself a “Lunanitarion ”, and has been enriched by every church community!