Grace Lutheran San Diego Staff

Pastor, Rev. Brian W. Thomas
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. The membership of Grace Lutheran elected Pastor Thomas to lead our church in 2017. 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 active and retired veterans here in San Diego. Contact the office to schedule pastoral services including private confession, baptism, catechism, confirmation, and pre-marital counseling. 

Officer Manager, Gretchen Jordan
Office Manager, Gretchen  Jordan


Mrs. Jordan brought her experience and a diversified background to the San Diego Grace Lutheran staff in 2010. She has kept us informed and organized ever since. Gretchen handles all the administrative duties, assists with Fellowship and is quite creative. She is usually the first person you talk to when you call the church and the first friendly smile you see when you visit. Originally from Pennsylvania, Gretchen makes her home in Bonita with husband, Mark, and Smokey the cat.