Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a friendly, inviting congregation, and we welcome you to worship with us.

Our sanctuary, dedicated in 1980, is a lovely, light-filled place of worship, a blend of traditional and modern. The stained-glass window, depicting the Good Shepherd, provides a beautiful backdrop to the altar. It was crafted in 1889, by a British artist for Trinity Episcopal Church in Howard, South Dakota, and was a gift to Gloria Dei, together with the hand-carved chancel furnishings, two smaller stained-glass windows, and the bell, which has called the faithful to worship for more than a century.

Our Mission

The Mission Statement: Through the grace of Jesus Christ, as members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, are called to Grow Spiritually, Welcome Openly and Serve Joyfully.

Purpose Statement: Grow Spiritually, Welcome Openly, Serve Joyfully.

Core Values: Through the grace of Jesus Christ, we are called to live out our purpose.

Grow Spiritually: The ultimate purpose of every part of faith development is to build up people’s faith in Jesus Christ. To that end,we are seeking to build up our ministry and outreach.

Welcome Openly: Because Christ welcomes all, we are called to be a warm, diverse, multi-generational congregation, where we value each other as children of God.

Serve Joyfully: Because we believe that God has blessed us so that we may be a blessing to others, we are called to serve as Jesus’ hands and feet for each other as children of God.

  • Our Staff

Our Staff

Liz Hollers, Organist/Choir Director Liz Hollers was born and raised in upstate NY. She received degrees in Arizona and Montana, and now calls Anchorage home.  She has performed as a singer/songwriter and classical pianist [...]

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Church By-laws

Download: Gloria Dei Luthern Church Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions 

  • Gloria Dei Church Council

Church Council

Karen Bitzer has been attending Gloria Dei with her family since the 90s. She has previously served on Council and as Council President. Over her career in Alaska, she has lead several Anchorage non-profit organizations, [...]