An Inclusive Fellowship of God’s People

At Gloria Dei, grace is not just a word for us—it’s an experience that defines our community. We celebrate the fact that we’re saved by grace not by rules.

We’re proud to be a Reconciling in Christ congregation that fully affirms and welcomes LGBTQ+ people.

Beliefs & Vision


As a Christian community of faith we strive to follow Jesus’ example and welcome all people. Our goal is to be an inclusive fellowship of God’s people, breaking down the barriers which so often divide us: age, race, ethnicity, language, gender, sexual orientation, class, wealth, physical and mental abilities.


We believe that God is a mystery . . . a mystery, like our own lives, to be experienced and celebrated rather than a puzzle to be solved. That’s why we honor questions as much as answers. Together, we seek to explore the mysteries of faith, of our lives, and of the world around us.


In Christ, we have been called to serve the whole human family. We care for members of our own congregation and support them however we can. We also respond to needs in our community, nation, and around the world through contributions of time, money, and in-kind gifts.


Our lives and our relationships are gifts from God to be enjoyed and celebrated. We gather in worship and times of fellowship to enjoy the presence of God within us, in the world around us, and in our relationships with one another.

All Are Welcome Here

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a RECONCILING IN CHRIST congregation. We welcome all people without regard to racial or ethnic distinction, family status, age, economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or differing abilities. We invite and encourage all people to participate fully in the life and work of our congregation.

We’re different…come visit us!



Bill Beljean

mobile: 808-895-3257

Church Administrator

Tricia Murphy

Tricia joins Gloria Dei to replace Alice Longworth. “My feet may be bigger than Alice’s, but I am stepping into some very big shoes.” She hopes to live up to the wonderful job that Alice has done at Gloria Dei. Tricia’s work experience includes many years in an administrative role with several years at an executive level.


Bonnie Wolfgram

Bonnie was born into a musical family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was active in music from an early age. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance and Music Therapy from Alverno College - Milwaukee, and a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from Syracuse University. Bonnie served as Director of Music for churches in Wisconsin, New York, Georgia and Florida. She taught privately and in the piano preparatory programs at Albany Junior College and Alverno College. She served as staff accompanist at State College of Florida and Southeastern University-Lakeland. She was a partner in "Duets of Distinction", is Director/Accompanist for the Village Voices of Bradenton, a pianist for the Braden Trio and Strings Con Brio, Sarasota. Last, but most loved are her four children, their spouses and her three grandchildren!