Our Staff


Jon Thorson


Jon and his wife Breanna are both local DC Alumni and and have a great passion and love for the DC area and surrounding communities. Jon has a degree in Biblical Theological Studies and Pastoral Ministry from North Central University in Minneapolis MN. From 2015-2018 Jon served as the Associate Pastor at Crossroads Community Church (Now Grace Hill Church) and in the Spring of 2018 accepted the call to become lead pastor.

Jon currently lives in Cokato, MN with his wife Breanna and their children: Lydia, Amara, Karis, and Micah,

Contact: 763-300-0779


Loraina Tillmann

Youth Director

Loraina grew up in Hutchinson, MN and graduated from Hutchinson High School in 2017. She attended Bemidji State University on campus for one year. After feeling a strong calling towards youth ministry, Loraina decided to switch to online school to work towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She found Grace Hill Church through a friend and felt a strong pull to get involved and become a leader. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, sing and play musical instruments, eat tacos, and drink coffee. You can also find Loraina at the Century 9 Movie Theater in Hutchinson as an assistant manager.


Alicia Boltz

Office Administrator

Alicia is from Maple Plain, MN where she grow up in a Lutheran church. She moved to the Dassel Cokato area after high school and pursued Graphic Design at St. Cloud Technical College. After graduating with a diploma in Graphic Communications, she was hired by Herald Journal Publishing in Winsted, MN. She worked there for 10 years in a variety of positions including graphic designer and print department manager. During those years she met her husband Joshua and together to found that they needed more out of their faith and together decided to move to a non-denominational church, which eventually lead them to Crossroads Community Church (Now Grace Hill Church).

Alicia has since decided to switch careers and is currently Realtor with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate All Seasons, as well as being the office administrator here to Grace Hill Church.

Alicia currently lives in Howard Lake, MN with her husband Joshua and their two boys: Luke and Ezra.

Contact: office@gracehillmn.org