Leslie Price, Pastor
The Rev. Leslie Kay Price believes in welcoming all God’s children into the church. Her strong personal faith in God’s grace and Christ’s power of healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation guides her actions and interactions in ministry and life.
She was called to serve Christ Lutheran in 2010, and the congregation has flourished under her leadership. Her commitment to our mission is evident in the robust worship and music, dynamic education ministry, service to the community, and continuation of our pledge to give 20% of our offerings to benevolence.
Prior to her ministry at Christ Lutheran, Pastor Leslie held several youth ministry positions and an associate pastoral role. Her academic credentials include a Political Science degree, Valparaiso University, IN; Master of Youth Ministry, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN; Master of Divinity, Luther Seminary; Clinical Pastoral Education certification; and internship in a Mexico City squatter community.
Throughout her studies, she says, “I constantly moved toward developing a faith that wasn’t afraid of confronting doubts, challenges, and questions.” She travels this journey still and invites her congregation to join her.
A native of Kansas, Pastor Leslie honors her Midwestern roots through her integrity and hard work. She is fluent in Spanish, an avid reader, enjoys creative writing, and is an impassioned advocate for peace and justice. Her elegant soprano singing voice and intelligent, compassionate preaching elevate our worship experience. Leslie also loves getting outdoors, whether running, hiking, or even the occasional bike ride with her cyclist husband, Jayme Brown. Leslie and Jayme both love their dog, Adelaide, who brings so much joy to their lives.
Becky Richard, Office Manager & Accountant
Becky Richard has served as our Accountant since January, 1992 and has been the Office Manager since January, 2007. Becky has a BA with a concentration in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant. She and her husband Kirk have 2 children, Sarah and Benjamin.
Linda Sulser, Office Assistant
Linda Sulser has been our office assistant since 2007. Linda is a TLU graduate and a retired elementary school teacher with 30 years of experience. She and her husband, Larry, have been active members of CLC since their marriage here in 1989. They are avid dog-lovers and share their home with rescued pups, Mazie and Wiley.
Dr. Daniel Long, Director of Music
Dan has been directing music ministries since the age of 13. Holding degrees from Drake University (Des Moines), the University of Texas at Austin, Musik Akademie Johann Sebastian Bach (Stuttgart, Germany), and the University of South Africa, Dr. Long has served prominent churches in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa, Stuttgart, Germany, Austin, New Braunfels, and San Antonio, Texas. Besides his duties at CLCAH, he is also Professor of Music at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.
Bill Ross, Organist
Bill is a native Texan, born in Dallas. Active as a composer, conductor, performer, and teacher, he has won prizes for his compositions and performance, and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Classical Music since 1981. His works have been published by several publishers. He has taught Music Composition, Organ, and Music History at St. Mary’s University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
His major teachers in organ were Donald Willing, Vernon De Tar, and Marilyn Mason; and in music composition, Ross Lee Finney and Leslie Bassett at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Karl Korte and Joseph Schwantner at the University of Texas.
Ryan Loyd, Sound Technician
Karli Anderson, Director for Children’s Choirs
Karli, a native Californian, moved to Texas to pursue her graduate studies in choral conducting at UTSA. She received her undergraduate degree in musical studies with a concentration in choral conducting from Oberlin College in Ohio where she also served as Assistant Conductor for the Women’s Chorale. For the last four summers, Karli has worked at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp for 3rd graders through high schoolers. Other experience includes serving as musical director for Rent at Oberlin, student teaching in music at Langston Middle School in Oberlin, and serving as a camp counselor for children ages 4 to 6 at the Exploratorium Museum of Art and Science in San Franciso. She has participated in a variety of choirs and ensembles and grew up helping to lead music in her home church.