Gloria Dei introduces new Director of Children and Family Faith Formation

Kyrstin Schwartz joins Gloria Dei as Director of Children and Family Faith Formation.

We’re excited to announce that Kyrstin Schwartz will be joining our staff as the full-time Director of Children and Family Faith Formation. She brings many years of experience in youth and children’s ministry in the Lutheran Church.

Pastor Bradley said,  “The search committee enthusiastically recommended Kyrstin for this position. It was clear to us that her experience, depth of faith, and creativity will take our children’s ministry to a new level. We’re eager to welcome her to the staff. ”

Kyrstin will begin her ministry on December 3rd, and we’ll welcome her officially in worship and with a reception on December 9th between services.

A Welcome Note from Kyrstin


My name is Kyrstin Schwartz and I am thrilled to be a part of the Gloria Dei team starting December 3rd.

I live in Inver Grove Heights with my husband Keith and two children, Gus (4 years) and Lila (4 months). As a family we love spending time in our pool, having movie nights, playing legos and going on adventures! For the past 13 years I have served at Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake as the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries.

I am excited to be focusing on Children and Families in my position at Gloria Dei. I look forward to growing in our faith together!