Tom Schwolert began at Gloria Dei on March 31, 2020. Tom is passionate about sharing God’s love and believes the church needs to be accepting of ALL. He has served churches in Minnesota and Texas and spent three years as a trainer and coach for churches. Tom has been married to Melanie for 31 years and they have 3 children. Jazzy is married to Jack and lives in Ft. Myers, FL with their baby Noah and Zoey just graduated from the University of Arkansas. Tom and Melanie’s son Max unexpectedly passed away in 2012 from complications after getting the flu. The family has a non-profit called Love to the Max that gives away $5000 scholarships in his honor. Tom loves to golf, fish, play guitar, sing and spend time with family. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Pastor Tom to chat, have lunch, or a cup of coffee. He can also be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Dei-Light Celebration Worship Band
Our musicians are a fun group of great musicians who share their gifts of singing and playing to enhance our worship service each week. The band welcomes others to join through an audition process. If you are interested, please contact Linda Gonzalez or Laura Welker.
- Josh Bradford – Keyboards/Vocals
- Allison Burns – Cantor/Vocals
- Darlene Canales – Vocals
- Julian Gonzalez – Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Drums
- Ryder Johnson – Drums
- Dave Welker – Guitar/Vocals
- Laura Welker (not pictured) – Vocals
- Carren Hastings (not pictured) – Flute
- Laura Koerper (not pictured) – Clarinet
Our choir is directed by Laura Welker. Laura always welcomes new voices to the choir. All levels of singing ability are welcome. Contact Laura if you are interested.
Financial Secretary – Debbie Webb