Julie Grafe

Board Member


The Rev. Julie Grafe has served as pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church of Aurora and as pastoral intern at Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Northfield, Illinois.

A registered nurse, Julie earned a BSN from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She spent many years in home health nursing before entering seminary.

Julie was introduced to RefugeeOne and refugee resettlement in 2009 by the pastor of her home congregation. Recognizing the call to love our neighbors, she jumped at the invitation to be involved, coordinating co-sponsorship efforts for refugee families and stewarding donation drive collections.

Julie and her husband live in Aurora, Illinois and are proud parents of two young adults.