Staff

Pastor/Upper Music/Band

Jeremy Freeman

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Job Title: 
Pastor, Instrumental Music
 
City of Residence:
Sedalia, MO
 
Education/Course of Study:
BA in Religious Studies and a minor in Music, (University of Northern Iowa) 
Master of Divinity, (Concordia Seminary, St. Louis)
 
Work History:
2007-Present: Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, Sedalia 
 
Passions/Values:
I am passionate about teaching others the things I have learned about God’s salvation through Jesus, the Scriptures, and the Church.
 
Hobbies/Interests:
I love music, both playing it and listening to it. I enjoy being in the outdoors (especially the mountains), collecting coins (especially dimes), and quoting old, tired Vines (especially, “It is Wednesday, my dudes”).
 



Church/School Secretary

Janice Hoos

(660)826-1925
Job Title: 
Secretary
 
City of Residence:
Sedalia, MO
 
Education/Course of Study:
Smith Cotton High School
 
Work History:
Flat Creek Inn
Mutual of Omaha - First State Savings
Edwards Fiberglass
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Passions/Values:
Friends & Family
Two children: Kimberly (Kim) Karigan and Andrew (Andy) Hoos - they and their spouses have blessed me with six grandchildren
 
Hobbies/Interests:
Family get-togethers and playing cards



Principal

Tina Sutherland

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Job Title: 
Principal, St. Paul's Lutheran
 
City of Residence:
Warrenton, MO/Cole Camp, MO
 
Education/Course of Study: 
Bachelor of Education, Health & Physical Education (Central Methodist University)
Master of Science in Sport and Event Management (University of Missouri, Columbia)
Masters in Education Administration (William Woods University, Fulton)
 
Work History: 
Warren Co. R3 Schools:
Elementary Physical Education Teacher
Middle School Health
Jr. & Sr. High Athletic Director
MS & HS Volleyball & Basketball Coach
MS Assistant Principal
 
Passions/Values: 
Family, especially my two daughters. Leading with love (because of God's love), speaking truth, modeling joy and laughter with St. Paul's Lutheran School and others.
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
St. Louis Cardinals baseball, pickleball, reading, walking, biking, spending time with family and friends



7th/8th grade teacher

Tara Griggs

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Job Title: 
5-8 Math & Science Teacher
 
Education/Course of Study:
B.S. Environmental Science, Minor Chemistry
B.S. Accounting
Masters Business Administration
 
Passions/Values: 
My faith in Christ, my family and my teaching. I love connecting with my students and helping them to grow spiritually, emotionally, and academically.
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
I enjoy learning about herbs and creating my own homeopathic remedies. I enjoy reading and, of course, shopping.
 



5th/6th grade teacher

Michael Brennan

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Job Title: 
5th & 6th Grade Teacher
 
City of Residence:
Marshall
 
Education/Course of Study: 
BA Social Studies minor English Missouri Valley College
Masters History UCM
 
Work History: 
1985-2020: Marshall High School History Teacher
1999-2020: Missouri Valley College Adjunct Instructor
2020-2021: Trinity Lutheran School (Alma) 7th Grade
2021-present: St. Paul's Sedalia
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
Theater, travel, collect license plates



3rd/4th grade teacher

Terri Brines

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Job Title: 
3/4 teacher , St. Paul's Lutheran
 
City of Residence:
Sedalia, MO
 
Education/Course of Study: 
Bachelor of Education (dual major), Early Childhood and Elementary Education (UCM)
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction  (University of Missouri, Columbia)
 
Work History: 
St. Paul's Lutheran School : Preschool Teacher 
Skyline Elementary, Sedalia : 3rd Grade Teacher 
University of Missouri: Senior Intern mentor
University of Missouri: Instructional Specialist 
 
Passions/Values: 
I am passionate about God and my faith. I also am very involved and value my family. One of my greatest passions though, is education and the blending of my faith with educational opportunities for students. 
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
My grandkids, gardening, beekeeping, homesteading and all my wonderful pets. 



1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Mary Walters

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Job Title: 
1st and 2nd grade teacher
PreK, K, 1st, and 2nd grade Music Teacher
BETA Club Sponsor
 
City of Residence: 
La Monte
 
Education/Course of study: 
Graduate of La Monte HS
Bachelor's in Education Science - Elementary 1-8 with an Area of Concentration - Early Childhood  PreK-3
Master's in Education - Reading  K-12
Reading Recovery Certificate 
Hours towards Specialist in Administration
 
Work History: 
Long term sub (Sedalia, La Monte, Knob Noster) 90-92
Pettis County R-V  2nd grade 92-94
Pettis County R-V 1st grade 94-98
La Monte R-IV  3rd grade 98-2000
La Monte RIV  Title 1 Reading/ Reading Recovery 2000-2004
Knob Noster R-VIII 1st grade 2004-2014
Knob Noster R-VIII 6th grade Science 2014-2017
Substitute for Knob Noster 2017-2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Sedalia principal 2020-2022
                         
Passion/Values: 
I am passionate about my family.  I have been married to my best friend for 34 years.  We have four grown children with spouses or significant others and two beautiful granddaughters.  I love getting together with my extended family, too.  I love my farm and all that it entails.  I am passionate about working with children and seeing that light bulb come on.  I absolute love how I can share God's love with them and relate education objectives to God's love, blessings, and His work. 
 
I value kindness, respect, honesty, and integrity. I value team work and the willingness to doing one's best.  
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
Spending time with family- gatherings, singing, riding around, volunteering, and worshiping with them. 
Gardening, reading, cooking, exercising, and completing puzzles.
I volunteer at our Knob Noster Fair as the Home Ec Show Chairman, A mission project called Bundles of Blessings, and some coaching or keeping score for sports teams. 



Preschool/Kindergarten teacher

Amie DeFord

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Job Title: 
Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher
 
Education/Course of Study: 
Bachelor's degree in early childhood special education, graduate work in learning disabilities
 
Work History: 
3 years teaching ECSE in Clinton, MO; 11 years teaching preschool in Otterville, MO; in my 12th year teaching preschool at St. Paul's, my second year with a combined preschool & kindergarten class
 
Passions/Values: 
My faith and my family, teaching the Bible to my students
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
Reading, puzzles, watching the Royals and the Chiefs, cats, music



PE/Art/Library/Para

Tara Sprinkle

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Job Title:
Art Teacher, P.E. Teacher, Librarian, Para 
 
City of Residence:
Sedalia, Mo
 
Education/Course of Study:
Windsor High School Graduate
American College of Hair Cosmetology Graduate 
Currently studying Elementary Education
 
Work History: 
Cosmetologist
Athletic Director
Volleyball Coach
DESE Certified Substitute Teacher
Paraprofessional
Art Teacher
P.E. Teacher
Librarian 
 
Passions/Values:
My family, friends and being a part of the St. Paul's Lutheran School are all passions of mine. I am also passionate about making a difference in the lives of students. I value loyalty, honesty and kindness. 
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
I enjoy family and friend time at the Lake of the Ozarks. I love going on boat rides and floating in the water. I also enjoy date nights with my husband, dinner with friends, and spending quality time with my children and friends.



PreSchool/Kindergarten Para 1st/2nd grade Music

Lisa Arnett

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Job Title: 
Para for Preschool and Kindergarten
Music 5th-6th
 
City of Residence:
Sedalia, MO
 
Education/Course of Study:
Lutheran School Association - 8th Grade Graduate
Cole Camp High School Graduate
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agriculture
 
Work History: 
Piano teacher, Administrative Assistant at Sedalia Economic Development, Substitute teacher, Para
 
Passions/Values: 
My faith, family and friends. I love working with children and making a difference in their lives. I value loyalty and honesty.
 
Hobbies/Interests: 
Playing piano, listening to music, drawing, painting, crafting, reading, gardening, spending time with family and friends



Custodian

Tom Hutchings

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