First Lutheran Church

Gladstone, Michigan

1212 Minneapolis Ave.
Gladstone, MI-49837
Phone: 906-428-4565


Tom Otis, called to be our Pastor in February, 2015

Volunteer Coordinators for Sunday School
are Reyna Rose and Amelia Seawright

Dave Strom – Custodian

Dave is a member of First. He attended Sunday School and was Confirmed First Lutheran. He graduated from GHS and has lived most of his life in the area. Dave has two adult children, Dan and Emily. Dave is our custodian and sits on the Property Committee

Administrative Assistant
Financial Secretary, Jodi Tianen
Jodi was born and raised in Escanaba, now lives in Rapid River on their Hobby Farm “Horsin Around Acres” Jodi married David Tianen (Jr) back in 1988. Her husband was confirmed in this church. They have 2 grown children in college, and the youngest is now in Jr. High. Also to keep life interesting, there is a farm full of animals from horses to a mini-pig! Jodi’s background has mainly been in banking, but did serve for 3 years as the Office Manager at First Presbyterian Church before moving to Marquette. Asked what her absolute favorite job is with First Lutheran, she said, “you just cannot beat the feeling of being in a church all day, hearing the music, feeling the common love and serving one another in our Church Family”.

Secretary, Reyna Rose
Reyna Rose, a member of our church, is our new secretary.  Reyna is a lifelong resident of Escanaba. She lives in Cornell with her husband, Scot, four children, and a menagerie of dogs, cats, goats and chickens! Reyna volunteers with our Sunday School and said one of her favorite parts of the church and working here is the music she hears.

Music Ministry Staff

Church Musicians

Director of Music, Kris McDonald; Musicians, Olivia Wery and Lori Anderson

Director of Music:
Kris McDonald
Organist, pianist, chancel choir and junior choir director, and handbell director.