Our Staff



Director of Music – Lois Simon

Lois began her musical training as a piano student and a French horn player.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona.  Previous to her joining the Amazing Grace family, she was a middle school band and chorus teacher.

Lois began singing in college, still studies voice and has sung in and around Atlanta with the DeKalb Choral Guild, Lutheran Chorale, Sacre Voci, and the William Baker Summer Singers.

Lois has served as the Music Director at Amazing Grace since 1996. She has channeled God’s word with voices and varied instrumentation through many different musical styles ranging from bluegrass, rock, jazz, gospel, mariachi, Appalachian, and Sacred Harp to brass choir, wind ensemble, and string quartet.

Lois, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, also teaches piano lessons and maintains a large piano studio in Lawrenceville. Lois maintains membership in the American Choral Directors’ Association, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Georgia Music Teachers’ Association, and is past president of the Gwinnett County Music Teachers’ Association.

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Organist and Pianist – Charles Anschuetz 

It is a blessing from God that after all the years of being Lutheran, I am finally able to minister in a Lutheran setting. I was born and raised in Orlando, Fl., and attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland and then attended the University of Oklahoma. It was while I was in Oklahoma that I became Lutheran. One Sunday I visited the University Lutheran Chapel on the campus, and have been Lutheran ever since. The Chapel was a student organization and was Missouri Synod during the years I attended there. In the Nineties, the congregation voted to make the change to ELCA and to become a Church. It was the richest experience of my life.

After graduation, I worked for the Presbyterians, the Roman Catholics, and the Episcopalians. I learned that one goes where God has a work to accomplish through you. Now, I am with the Lutherans, and happy to be here.