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Meet our staff

Pastor Gary Dalenius

Pastor Gary Dalenius, now retired, has served as a parish pastor for 38 years and has served a wide variety of congregations as both called and interim pastor.  As Interim at Faith primary responsibilities will include worship, administrative responsibilities, completing the call process and establishing guidelines for reopening the church as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic.  Gary has two grown children and two grandsons and enjoys long walks and hikes in the mountains.

Email at: PastorDalenius(at)faithluth(dot)org


Director of Music, Dr. William Fletcher Bryant

Dr. William Bryant joined the staff at Faith Lutheran Church in September of 2019.  He moved to Seattle in the summer of 2013 to pursue his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance from the University of Washington which he completed in 2017.  Dr. Bryant has a passion for sacred music in the American tradition and his dissertation specialized in American organ building, American hymnody and gospel music.  He also holds degrees in composition and oboe performance from the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University where he completed his bachelor and master degree studies. Dr. Bryant has appeared as a guest soloist on the organ with numerous symphony orchestras in Seattle and currently holds the Second Clarinet seat with the Seattle Festival Orchestra.  He has also performed with many theatres in the Seattle area as a reed player doubling on all of the woodwind instruments.  He has also performed internationally on numerous occasions and has compositions published domestically and internationally. Dr. Bryant lives on Capitol Hill in Seattle and loves exploring new restaurants and supporting all of the arts Seattle offers.

Email at: Bryantw(at)faithluth(dot)org