Pastor Wendi Gordon
Pastor Wendi Gordon joined the staff at BSLC in May of 2017. She grew up in New Orleans, LA, and graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. She served as a Youth Director at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Seguin, TX, and as Campus Ministry Associate at TLU while attending school there. She has known she wanted to be a pastor since her high school days, so after graduating from TLU she attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree. It was there that she met and married her husband, Pastor Steve Brauner; they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in May of 2016.
Pastor Wendi has served as solo pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Williamsport, PA, and as part-time pastor of Ka Hana O Ke Akua United Church of Christ in Waianae, HI. She is the author of the Christian devotional book Timeless Truths for Troubled Times. In her free time, she enjoys reading murder mysteries, riding roller coasters, and going to Bruce Springsteen concerts.
Spiritual Leaders on Church Council
President: Biff Flatt
Vice President: Chuck Jacobson
Secretary: Laurie Dale
Treasurer: D'Ann Berry
Education/Youth: Kendra Massey
Evangelism: Rita De Mar
Fellowhip: Ingrid Owens
Property: Keith Rosenthal
Social Concerns: Lorryane Vogel
Worship: Linda Allen
Pastor Steve Brauner
Pastor Steve Brauner joined the staff at BSLC in May of 2017. He grew up in Salem, OR, and graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religious Studies. He had a sense of calling to be a pastor from when he was about 10 years old, but he did not begin to act on that calling until he was 20 years old. While at the OSU Lutheran Campus Ministry’s Luther House he was a small group leader at an anti-cult workshop with high schoolers. He went on to the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg to receive his Master of Divinity Degree. While at seminary he met and married Pastor Wendi Gordon and has been married for over 25 wonder filled years. He also was the interim chaplain at Hoffman Homes for Youth while attending seminary.
His first call was at Zion Lutheran Church, Renovo, PA and Trinity Lutheran Church, Avis, PA. Previous to BSLC, he was called halftime at Maluhia Lutheran Church, Waianae, HI. In his free time he enjoys cooking, walking, and playing with technology.
Marsha Moller, Music Minister
Marsha Moller joined the staff at BSLC in 1998. As Music Director, she plays the organ during services and works closely with the church choir. Following her lead on the piano, the members of the choir function without any other direction.
“I am so proud of their ability to offer quality anthems to our worship service experience at BSLC, even without an actual choir director,” Marsha said. “I have to say that it works for us though. There has been mention of me wearing a hat with a tall feather; however, I have not yet given in to that suggestion.”
A native of Walsh, Colo., a small farming community in the southeastern region of the state, Marsha studied music education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins before relocating to Amarillo.
Outside of her duties with the church, Marsha worked as the payroll adviser to the Amarillo Independent School District until her retirement in 2011, although she continued her services to the school district as a retiree until January of 2015 when she, along with her husband Jerry, embarked on a new adventure in full retirement. Together they stay busy keeping up with their six grandchildren, three boys and three girls.
Cheryl Hall, Office Manager
Cheryl Hall joined the staff at BSLC as the church’s office manager in 2005. She says she quickly grew to love the church and decided to join the congregation. “Beautiful Savior is a loving, wonderful church that I feel at home at,” Cheryl said.
Her duties include maintaining the church’s finances and member records. She also works alongside the pastor and the church’s council members on various ministries and functions. “I love my work here at Beautiful Savior,” she said. “The people of the congregation that I see and speak with regularly are what makes my job so enjoyable.”
Cheryl was born and raised in Amarillo. She attended Caprock High School and Amarillo College while working full time and caring for her family. She and her husband, Jerry, have three children and two grandchildren. In her free time, Cheryl says she enjoys spending time outdoors, camping and gardening. She cans her homegrown vegetables for family and friends.