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


Chase D. Burkhart
Director of Worship Arts


Jonathan Quigley
Technology Coordinator