David K. Bonde is the pastor at Los Altos Lutheran. He joined our ministry during Holy Week of March 2002 and was formally installed on April 21st, 2002. Pastor Bonde was raised in Palo Alto and attended Palo Alto High School. He graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, in 1974 and received his (Read more…)
Associate for Outreach and Pastoral Care
LaVinnia Pierson has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology from Fuller Seminary (2002) and a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (2007). She has served as an intentional interim pastor at four congregations in our synod. Some of LaVinnia’s gifts are in areas of hospitality, pastoral care, and teaching. (Read more…)
Youth and Family Director
Kate Burdekin has had years of experience working with children and youth in many settings. She spent five summers working as a counselor, medic, lifeguard, and day camp leader at Lutheran summer camps in Northern California and Washington State. Kate also taught Outdoor Education in Northern Idaho. She recently graduated from Pacific Lutheran University.
Lynda Alexander is an accomplished organist and musician with extensive experience in church music. We welcome her to the Los Altos Lutheran team! Lynda has a Bachelor of Music degree in Church Music/Organ Performance, a Master of Arts degree in Music Literature (with emphasis on organ performance) from Mills College in Oakland and a DMA (Read more…)
Aimee was born and raised in the Bay Area where she grew up with her three older brothers and identical twin sister. Aimee has extensive experience working with children in a variety of settings including substance abuse, special education, and community-based organizations. She has also coached youth sports teams and served as a Girl Scout (Read more…)