STAFF

  • Reverend Daniel E. Grams, Pastor

    pastorgrams@ascensionofchrist.org


    Reverend Daniel Grams came to Ascension of Christ in September 2013 as Pastor. Pastor Grams was born and raised in Detroit. Before accepting the call to Ascension of Christ, he served congregations in New Jersey and Wisconsin. He is a 2002 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Pastor Grams married his wife, Susan, in 1998. Susan teaches 1st grade at St. John Lutheran School in Fraser, Michigan. They have four children who attend Lutheran schools.  

  • Chelsea Cook, Child Care Program Director

    cookc@ascensionofchrist.org


    Chelsea has been a member of Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church for 26 years serving in various capacities including Director of Child Care Ministries.  She has worked as an Assistant Infant Teacher before earning the Infant Toddler Child Development Associate Credentials to become the Infant Lead Teacher.  Soon after, Chelsea was promoted to Assistant Director where she served for five years prior to ascending into the role of Director.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Families from the University of Michigan. 



  • Peter PaselK - Music Director

    paselkp@ascensionofchrist.org


    Peter Paselk comes to Ascension with over thirty years of service in the LCMS. He serves Ascension of Christ as the Director of Music where he plans and designs worship that brings glory to God. He is our organist and directs the Ascension of Christ Choir and Handbell Choir.  He has served as Director of Music at Historic Trinity, Detroit, St. Paul, St. Clair Shores, St. Peter’s, Eastpointe, Holy Cross, Warren, and Trinity, Utica. Peter married Renate in 1984 and has two married daughters and two grandchildren.