The Rev'd Dr. James K. Fruehling is assisting St. Stephen's and Messiah Lutheran in Grand Island during this period of pastoral transition between the two historic downtown churches.  Pastor Jim is employed by MOSAIC, which provides supportive services for persons with intellectual disabilities.  He serves them as both pastor and psychologist.


He received a Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California and a PhD in psychology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  He is a licensed psychologist in both Nebraska and Arizona. During his free time he enjoys trying to help things grow and taking long walks outside.

The Rev. Ibrahim Asmeik Anglow Kuku (Assisting Priest, pending licensure) was born in North Sudan (in Kadugli Nuba Mountains) in 1967.  He is married to Manal and they have four sons and a daughter.  Fr. Ibrahim was ordained in the Diocese of Kadugli, December 3, 2000, and also worked with the Diocese of Khartoum in 2008.  He enjoys reading and soccer plus watching the news on TV.  

Kaeleigh Post was born in Garden City, Kansas and grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska with her parents, R.J and Susan, two younger sisters, Lauren and Hannah, and family cats, Hedy Lamarr and Hermione Granger. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She also has a Masters of Theological Studies in Church History and a Masters of Sacred Theology in Systematic Theology, both from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. In her free time, she

enjoys reading, knitting, watching cheesy sci-fi movies, sewing,  playing the ukulele, and customizing her computer.

Her sermons are available at 

Lynne Nuss is St. Stephen's office manager. - Please contact Lynne about any of the day-to-day functions of the office.  Contact her with any additions to the weekly bulletin or the monthly Guide, changes in your contact information, and with questions about giving, special offerings, or church finances. You can reach Lynne at 308.382.4961.

St. Stephen's


422 W. 2nd Street

Grand Island, NE 68801




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