Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Staff and Leadership

Pastor MartinPastor Matthew Cephus is excited to be serving Gloria Dei as our vacancy pastor as we seek a new permanent pastor.



Matthew Cephus — Pastor

Karmon and Meridel ChristophersonKarmon and Meridel Christopherson  — President / Elder / Social Ministry  — Gloria Dei has been our home for many years. We are members of the choir and love to serve the congregation in many ways. We have two grown children and six grandchildren.

Jeni Hofstede-Bryan
Jeni Hofstede-Bryan — Office Administrator

Verlayne SatherVerlayne Sather  — Board of Evangelism / Prayer Chain  — My parents were charter members and I've been a member for 69 years. There were 10 children in our family and all attended here as well as many of their children. I was baptized, confirmed and married at Gloria Dei. The people at Gloria Dei are very friendly and caring. It feels like being with family when I'm here. I have learned so much about the love of God for us from many pastors and teachers over the years. I thank and praise God for His love and care, for answered prayers, and for all the ways He has blessed me.

Sandy WestlingSandy Westling  — Council Secretary / Transition and Call Committees  — I have been a Gloria Dei member from 1955 through 1969 and blessed to come back home in May 2016 to present. I enjoy growing in faith through Bible studies and church services.


Nance RixeNance Rixe  — Financial Secretery / Board of Stewardship / Charity ERC  — I have served Gloria Dei in many capacities over the years. I am very blessed to be a part of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.