Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm & Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm or by appointment.


Pastor Ashley
Lead Pastor

Pastor Ashley Updegraff thinks she has the best job in the whole world! As Lead Pastor at Prairie Lutheran Church, she gets to preach the grace-filled news of Jesus into this broken world and into our messy lives. She gets to walk with people no matter what life 
throws at them, invest in children and youth, serve the community with others, and empower families to raise healthy, resilient, 
faith-filled kids.

Life is complicated and there is a lot going on the world. Pastor Ashley gets that, and believes the church is a place where we 
can bring all of who we are and what we’re going through and receive rest, grace, love, and welcome through God and through 
one another.

When not at work, you will find Pastor Ashley inside or outside. Inside, she’s probably reading books (so many books!), doing a puzzle, watching movies/TV, or attempting to be crafty. Outside, she’s probably walking, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, or simply enjoying the sun and water. Either way, she is with her husband, Aaron, and their big blended family. She loves Diet Coke, chocolate, and iced coffee; she would love to enjoy any of them with you sometime!


Michelle Connell
Office Manager



Brooke Struck
Web Designer

I am the Web Designer for PLC. I started with PLC as the Office Coordinator, a position I truly enjoyed. With the birth of our son, my husband Brad and I decided I would work part time. I have been doing web and graphic design for PLC ever since!

I graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in Graphic Design. Started my career at a small book publishing house then spent a few years each working for the design groups within ConAgra Foods and Schawk Digital Solutions.

I am blessed to be a part of PLC. I hope that my communication and design skills can help keep people informed about all of the wonderful things happening at Prairie Lutheran Church!