Meet our Staff

We have a wonderful staff of dedicated professionals who give their heart and soul to this ministry at Christ the Lord Lutheran Church. You can call us at 770.963.4499 or use the contact information below.

Reverend Robert Mitchell

Pastor Bob Mitchell has served as Senior Pastor at Christ the Lord since 1984. He and his wife, Melanie live in Dacula with their three children. Pastor Bob is a 1984 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, and enjoys fishing trips in the North Carolina mountains.

Contact Pastor Mitchell or email pastorbob@christthelordlutheran.org


Laura Bryant

Laura Bryant
Director of Music Ministry

Laura Bryant is our Director of Music Ministry and has been with Christ the Lord for more than 15 years.  She began playing the piano at age three and began formal, classical training at age four.  She grew up in Nebraska, but moved to Georgia as a teenager.  She graduated from South Gwinnett High School and studied music at Georgia State University.  She and John have been married since 1981 and they have two daughters.  Away from work, Laura enjoys cooking, quilting and playing in the bands. Listen to some of Sunday’s Music

Contact Laura or email laurabryant@christthelordlutheran.org


Vickie Davis

Vickie Davis
Director of Youth Ministry

has served as our Youth Director since 1996, following two years of service as a volunteer.  She and her husband have seven children and have been members of Christ the Lord since 1987.  Vickie’s calm nature and organizational abilities are true assets as she works with our youth.   She is also a gifted leader in synod and church-wide youth ministry.

See what our Youth are doing

Contact Vickie or email vickiedavis@christthelordlutheran.org


Jenny Lanning

Jenny Lanning
Director of New Member Ministry

joined our staff in March of 2000 as our Director of New Member Ministries.  Jenny has been in church work for many years, primarily in the area of Youth Ministry.  A natural care giver, Jenny is that smiling face that welcomes you at the front door and sees you through the new member process.

Contact Jenny or email jennylanning@christthelordlutheran.org


Diane Thomas

Diane Thomas
Director of Childrens Ministry

and her family have been members at Christ the Lord since 1992.  She has raised her three children in the welcoming environment of Christ the Lord.  Diane became the Director of Children’s Ministry in 2001.  Her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and volunteer experience with the children’s programming make her well suited for the position.  Diane has taught both Vacation Bible School and the Wednesday evening Friends of Faith program.  She has also served on the church council.

Contact Diane or email dianethomas@christthelordlutheran.org


Janice Aldridge

Janice Aldridge, Parish Administrator

A member of Christ the Lord since 1989, previously served on staff as Director of Lay Ministry, and recently served as the bookkeeper since 2009. Janice rejoined the staff full time as Parish Administrator in 2013.  Janice is a lifelong resident of Gwinnett County having graduated from Norcross High School and attending Dekalb College.  She and Donald have been married since 1990 and have five children and one grandchild.  Away from work, Janice enjoys reading, watersports, spending time with her family and being a Grammie.

Contact Janice or email janicealdridge@christthelordlutheran.org