Administration

Our Staff Members

Pastor Andy Ritchie

Pastor

Pastor Andy Ritchie

Pastor • Administration

Greg Sawyer

Principal

Greg Sawyer

Principal • Administration

Dr. Kelly Oglialoro

ECEC Director

Dr. Kelly Oglialoro

ECEC Director • Administration, ECEC and Pre-K

Birthplace:  Gainesville, FL

  • One of my favorite things about working at St. Paul is the family like community we have.  The connections that are made while at St. Paul are precious.  Of course I am grateful for the opportunity to incorporate Christ in our daily lives as well.
  • My husband and I  have four children – Karaline, Luke, Emmalen, and Katharine.  My oldest 3 are blessed to attend St. Paul and Katharine will join when she is age eligible. We are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
  • In my spare time you can find me cheering at one of my children’s sporting events – most likely a softball or baseball field.

Education:

  • B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
  • M.A. in Reading Education (K-12), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
  • In the process of completing Lutheran Teacher Colloquy
  • Florida Department of Education:  PreK/Primary Education, Reading K-12, ESOL Endorsement

Experience prior to serving at SPLS:

  • Prior to becoming a teacher at St. Paul, I worked at a local charter school teaching first grade and VPK.

Tracy Trinklein

Chief Financial Officer

Tracy Trinklein

Chief Financial Officer • Administration

Birthplace:  Decatur, IL

  • I have been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church since 1972 when my parents moved to Lakeland. I married the pastor’s son in 1987 and I came to work in this ministry in 2001. I have seen God at work in our church and school in many incredible ways over the years and can’t wait to see what He has in store for us in the future!
  • Our children Josh and Rachel, were blessed to be able to attend our school and grow up in the church as well. My husband Paul and I are currently empty-nesters with our children living in Denver and Miami.  We can be found relaxing on the back deck or traveling when the opportunity arises.

Education:

  • B. S. in Finance and Accounting, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
  • Certification National Association of Church Business Administrators, 2014

Ken Sherman

Director of Music

Ken Sherman

Director of Music • Administration

Debbie Pahl

Admissions Counselor

Debbie Pahl

Admissions Counselor • Administration

Tallahassee, Fl

  • My family, in some capacity, has been here for over 20 years. Both of my children went to St. Paul Pre-K 3 through 8th grade. My heart has always been here. I love the people I work with and the ministry we have here. It is and always has been  … home.
  • In my spare time I am trying to figure out a way to see/spend time with my kids and grandkids.
  • Kris and I have been married 33 years. We have a daughter Kayla and son-in-law Cory who have two sweet little girls – Adalyn and Ansley. Our son, Kevin is married to Maggie. They have a rambunctious little boy Kai and are expecting twins this summer.

Education:

  • HR and Sports Management, Elementary Education – FSC
  • Colloquy from Concordia Ann Arbor
  • Licensing: Elementary Education and Middle School Integrated Curriculum 5 – 9
  • Currently Admissions Counselor

Experience prior to serving at SPLS:

  •  Daycare Director Lakeland Christian Church
  • Children’s Services Coordinator – Salvation Army

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Benita Ann Balingit

Kids Club Director

Benita Ann Balingit

Kids Club Director • Administration

Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida

  • I get to live and share my faith in Jesus by using the many life lessons given in the Bible for character development of God’s children. We learn everyday we are together.
  • Married since 1998 with two daughters.
  • I enjoy gardening and reading.

Education:

  • Management Information Systems, B.A., University of South Florida
  • Early Childhood Education and Management Certificate, Polk State College
  • Child Care Center Management Certificate, Polk State College

Experience prior to serving at SPLS:

  • Computer software development; Computer System Analysis and Design

Shannon Chancey

Administrative Assistant

Shannon Chancey

Administrative Assistant • Administration

Birthplace: Tampa, FL

  • One of my favorite things about working at St. Paul is the relationships that have been built with fellow staff, students and parents. The relationships built will be lifelong friendships. Working here has aided in my spiritual walk.
  • My husband and I have two children – Emilee (John, husband) and Ashlee (Tristan, husband). We have been blessed with three beautiful grandchildren – Christopher, Alice & Magnolia. We are members of Willow Oak Baptist.
  • In my spare time you can find me running the lake, kayaking and playing with our grandchildren.

Education:

  • A.S. in Business, FMU of Lakeland, FL

Experience prior to serving at SPLS:

  • Prior to becoming a school administrative assistant I worked in payroll and HR for more than 20 years.

Laci Vonada

Administrative Assistant

Laci Vonada

Administrative Assistant • Administration

Michelle Sawyer

Curriculum Instruction Specialist

Michelle Sawyer

Curriculum Instruction Specialist • Administration, Elementary

Alexa Corbean

Media and Communications Administrator

Alexa Corbean

Media and Communications Administrator • Administration

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