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 email address information below.

Pastor Bob Mitchell

Pastor Robert C. Mitchell

Pastor Bob Mitchell has served as Senior Pastor at Christ the Lord since 1984. He and his wife Melanie live in Dacula. They have three grown children. Pastor Bob is a 1984 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, and enjoys watching British mysteries. Pastor Bob can be reached at [email protected].

Come Meet the Pastor on the first Sunday of every month. Listen to  archived Sermons. Read A Word from Pastor

Diliana Slavova

Diliana Slavova

Director of Music Ministry

I earned a master’s degree at Georgia State University and started working at Reinhardt University. I have been performing, teaching, and collaborating with instrumentalists and vocalists for 30 years. Although I had been trained as a classical pianist, over the past 9 years I transitioned to concentrate in Musical Theater. Quite a different “animal” from the classical genre. I love a good challenge and I love learning. I share this to let you know that while serving as Music Director will be a new challenge, I am excited for another the opportunity to learn and grow!

Listen to some of Sunday’s Music Contact email [email protected]

Jenny Lanning Director of New Member Ministry

Jenny Lanning

Director of New Member Ministry

Jenny 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 email [email protected]

Diane Thomas Director of Childrens Ministry

Diane Thomas

Director of Faith Formation Ministry

Diane 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 email [email protected]

Janice Aldridge, Parish Administrator

Janice Aldridge

Parish Administrator

Janice has been 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 email [email protected]