New pastor installed at Grace United Methodist in Moorhead

The Rev. Roger Grafenstein is the new pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Moorhead. He most recently served as pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in Faribault, Minn., for 11 years.

During the past decade, Grafenstein has served as an adjunct philosophy instructor, chaired the River Valley District Committee on Ministry and served the Faribault Area Chaplains for Emergency Services program.

Grafenstein finished his undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1986 and earned his master of divinity degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio in 1989. 

Grafenstein and his wife, Chele, have two children, Amanda, 20, and Anthony, 15.