Bonnie Rex became the music director at Gloria Dei in June, 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degree in organ performance from Northern Illinois University. She has been a church organist and accompanist for over 25 years. A native of Chicago, she was the organist at Community Presbyterian Church in Clarendon Hills, Illinois for sixteen years. She has performed organ recitals, and has accompanied a wide range of music for soloists, instrumentalists, and choirs, including two church choir tours in Europe.
Heather Seierstad, Secretary
Heather began working at Gloria Dei in September 2015. Heather has been a registered nurse since 2000 and worked in hospice nursing for 7 years before starting as secretary at Gloria Dei. Heather is married to Mark, and they have two children, Nate and Rachel. She is a lifelong Lutheran and loves to hike and read. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.'” Lamentations 3:22-24
Kristen Lawson, Secretary
Kristen began working at Gloria Dei in August 2016 and shares secretary duties with Heather. Kristen is married to Pastor Rob Lawson, who serves at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (ELS) in Escondido. They have three children, Kayelynn, Sam, and Emma. Kristen is a pastor’s kid, pastor’s wife, organist, and piano teacher. She loves being a mom chauffeur and hanging out with her family. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27