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. 

Director of Parish Music, Beth Schleusener


Beth received a BA from California State University, Fullerton. Her primary instruments are organ and trombone. She earned a middle/secondary education license from Wisconsin Lutheran College. While her vocation has mostly been in education, she has enjoyed a life-long avocation as a church musician. Beth is married to David, an LCMS pastor and Navy Reserve Chaplain, and they have two grown daughters. Beth and David moved to San Diego in 2020 after living in Japan, and they are happy to be worshiping at Grace.

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.