Our Staff




Rev. Richard R. Rice

Pastor Rice has been the pastor of Messiah Lutheran since September of 2001.  Pastor Rice has been in ministry since 1985.


Julie Juell

Julie Juell joined Messiah’s staff in 2011 and is responsible for most of the printed productions of  Messiah Lutheran Church. Her normal hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

 E-mail: julie@messiah-lutheran.us


Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee joined Messiah in 2004 as our lead secretary and receptionist.  Her normal hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm.

E-mail: barbara@messiah-lutheran.us


Gretchen Thigpen

Gretchen Thigpen has been our Preschool Director since its origination in 1990. 

 Preschool Phone831-458-1498