The Reverend Dr.

David E. Hardy

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The Rev. Dr. David E. Hardy serves as the Pastor of Living Grace Lutheran Church.  First called to the Atlanta area in 1997 to be the Pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran, he was further called to Living Grace when St. Matthew and St. Michael's Lutheran merged in 2004 to become Living Grace.

Though born in New Hampshire, Pastor Hardy grew up in North Carolina and attended Lenoir Rhyne University, Hickory, NC.  Upon graduation, he went on to study and graduate from Waterloo Lutheran Seminary in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Before coming to the Atlanta area, he served the Lutheran church in Canada as a parish pastor in Newfoundland and Ontario.  For 10 years he was the CEO of Canadian Lutheran World Relief responsible for the international relief and development work of all Lutheran churches in Canada.  He has much international experience in all kinds of settings.  He received his Doctor of Divinity from Gurukul Lutheran Seminiary in Cheni (Madras) India in 1991 in recognition of his service to the people of the developing world.

Pastor Hardy has seen the successful merger of two congregations and the relocation to and building of a new worship facility in his time among us.  Dr. Hardy has served on a number of local service agency boards and currently is the Chair of the Board of Lutheran Services of Georgia.  He and his wife, Marlene, both hold dual citizenship in the United States and Canada which, as he says, allows them to pay taxes twice over.

Facility Manager

Dorothy (Dot) Beaver

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Director of Music/Organist, CAGO

Steve Honeychurch

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Stephen (Steve) Honeychurch grew up in North Carolina, where he began his musical career at the age of fourteen, serving for four years as organist at Bethel Lutheran Church in Salisbury, North Carolina. After high school graduation, Steve served in the United States Army as a bandsman, where he played the oboe. During his band service, he was a member of the Third U. S. Army Band at Fort MacPherson, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University with a double major in organ and oboe performance. Steve has served numerous churches for over forty years as a choir director and an organist, currently serving as Director of Music and Organist for Living Grace Lutheran Church in Tucker, Georgia. Steve holds the CAGO certification.






Parish Administrator

Leanne Beutler


Leanne Beutler is Living Grace’s Parish Administrator.  She has been serving in this capacity for over 15 years as a part-time volunteer.  When she was working at her full time job at the General Services Administration, she worked for the church during the evenings and weekends.  She worked for the General Services Administration as a Sales Manager of Personal Property Division for 37 years until her retirement in 2010.  Since then, she now works at the church 3 days a week with increased job responsibilities.      She also chairs the Worship and Music Ministry, a lay assistant and sings in the choir.

Parish Nurse

Jan Levengood, RN, BSHA

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Jan Levengood graduated from nursing school in 1953.  She worked nights in pediatrics.  She moved to Gainesville, FL and she worked in a doctor's office for several years.  Next moved was New Jersey where she worked in obstretics.  She moved to Tucker, GA in 1970 and took 10 years off to raise 4 kids!  In 1980 she worked at DeKalb Medical in cardiac care, got her BS in health arts, was evening supervisor in the hospital and retired in 1998.  In 1998 she became Parish Nurse at Living Grace and is still there - loving ervery minute of it.
As Parish Nurse, Jan Levengood, RN, BSHA, oversees the Health Ministry initiatives of the church as a health educator and counselor, referal source to community health professionals, coordinator of volunteer and suport groups and the facilitator of the dynamic relationship between faith and health.
As  member of the parish staff, she has an office in the Church and is available after Sunday services as well as during regular office hours listed below:
Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Fridays
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

What Does Our Parish Nurse Do?
-She serves as an advocate for members in dealing with the health care system by accompanying them to Doctor visits, when needed.
-She brings Holy Communion to members who are shut-in, or are unable to attend worship services.
-She supports individuals who have recently lost a loved one.
-She coordinates seminars on exercise, nutrition, and routine screenings.
-She serves as a referral source to the local medical community.
-She makes arrangements for elderly assistance and transportation.
-She makes hospital visits to support the spiritual, emotional, and advocacy needs of hospitalized members.


Jan Levengood, RN, BSHA
678-406-9229 ext. 23

Blood Pressure Testing: First Sunday of Every Month!
Stay after our worship service on the first Sunday of every month to see Jan for a blood pressure test, 
provided free to members and visitors.

  August 2021  
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