Pastor Brian Crane has served at Grace Lutheran Church since September 2017. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics in 1995. He spent eight years with the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., before enrolling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He received his Master of Divinity degree from there in 2007.
Pastor Crane’s first call was to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert, Wisconsin, where he served as pastor from 2007 to 2013. During part of that time, Pastor Crane was also a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve in Green Bay, Wisconsin, receiving an Honorable Discharge in 2012. In April 2013, Pastor Crane returned to Fort Wayne to work on the staff of Concordia Theological Seminary. In June 2015, he became the pastor of St. John Lutheran Church (Quincy) and United in Christ Lutheran Church (Dellwood) in Adams County, Wisconsin, where he served until he was called to Grace Lutheran Church in Racine.
Pastor Crane and his wife, Tabitha, have been married since 1994. They have one daughter, Annika, who was born in 2001. During his free time, Pastor Crane enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.