Pastor, Rev. Brian W. Thomas


Pastor Brian Thomas received his divinity training from Christ College, Irvine and Concordia Seminary. He is a Thinking Fellow of 1517 and has written books for New Reformation Publications and Creative Communications for the Parish. He is blessed to be the husband of Rachel and the father of Madelynne and Lily. As a former naval officer, he loves serving our veterans here in San Diego. 

Music Director, Michael Burke


Michael studied music with an emphasis on organ and piano at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. He joined Grace as Principal Organist and Choir Master in 2009 and is married to his wife, Betty.  Michael and Betty have also been partners in a small business in Escondido, CA for the past 25+ years. Together they are blessed with 2 grown children, 2 Shih-Tzus and two grandsons, Jonah and Malachi.

Office Manager, Gretchen  Jordan


Mrs. Jordan brings her experience and a diversified background to Grace. Gretchen grew up on the East coast and loves sunny San Diego.  She is usually the first friendly smile you see or talk to at Grace. Gretchen handles all the administrative duties and is quite creative, too. Her husband Mark, and two cats, Valentine and Smokey make their home in Bonita.

Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool   3967 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92103   619.299.2890