Dr. Joel Dietrich

Interim Principal

Joel earned his Master’s degree in Family Ministry from Concordia, Nebraska, and his Doctorate in Church Leadership from George Fox Seminary in Portland, OR. Joel has been serving St. Paul since December 2012 in various roles. Joel loves spending time with his wife and 4 children. His hobbies include movies, sports, and fixing things. .

Joanne Poole

Admin. Assistant

Joanne has been the Administrative Assistant since 2007. Joanne enjoys getting lost in a new book, watching movies, and traveling to spend time with family and loved ones. She is inspired by the congregation as well as the staff and amazing volunteers that faithfully serve our ministry.
Middle School

Brenda Spieler

8th Grade

Brenda moved to Georgia in the summer of 2000 when she began teaching at St. Paul Lutheran School. Brenda teaches middle school history, art, PE, and health.  She is also the Athletic Director and volleyball coach at St. Paul. Brenda enjoys spends time with her family and running.

Mark Abresch

7th Grade

Mark received his undergraduate degree from Concordia Nebraska, and received his Masters in Middle School Science Education from Western Governor’s University in 2012. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and his three lovely grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and bicycling.

Laura Wiederrich

6th Grade

Laura graduated from Concordia Nebraska with bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education and Music. She moved to Georgia in the summer of 2018 when she began teaching at St. Paul. In her spare time, Laura enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and practicing one of her instruments.

Katie Lane

5th Grade

Katie is an alumna of St. Paul and graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with an Elementary Education degree and an Endorsement in Special Education. She taught 3rd, 4th and 5th grades in Nevada and Minnesota before moving to Georgia. Katie loves watching her students grow in their faith.

Shelby Means

4th Grade

Shelby graduated from Columbus State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Shelby has been a 2nd grade teacher at St. Paul since the fall of 2010. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and taking her dog to the dog park.

Stephanie Evans

3rd Grade


Julie Dahn

2nd Grade

A graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, Julie has taught in many different places. She just moved here to Georgia and is excited to share God’s love and His wonderful world with her students. She also enjoys being mom to 3 kids and watching their activities. When she finds time she loves to read and try to grow fun flowers and plants.

Jenny Wachter

1st Grade

Jenny graduated from the University of Alabama and Concordia University Texas in Austin. She has taught 2nd grade and special education in Texas and Missouri. Jenny joined the St. Paul family in 2014. She is excited to continue her ministry as a Lutheran school teacher with us!

Pamela Dietrich


Pamela’s received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in early childhood, at Concordia Irvine, and a Masters in Special Education. Her goal is to help students reach their maximum potential! Pamela also enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, and golf carting around PTC.

Brenda Dobler

Pre K-4

Brenda is from Dundee, Illinois, and attended Elgin College for her degree in Early Childhood Education. Brenda has been teaching at St. Paul since the school opened in 1997! She loves teaching and enjoys sharing the love of Jesus with her families.

Deanne Scruggs

Pre K-4


Linda Stark

Pre K-3

Linda earned her degree in elementary education from Concordia Chicago. She loves to share the knowledge of Jesus’ love with students and their families! Linda enjoys reading, watching movies, playing games and knitting. She loves to laugh and live life to the fullest!

Michelle Pickering

Pre K-3

Michelle has worked in the Exceptional Children’s Service department of Fayette County schools for several years, and served at The Joseph Sams School as a Collaborative Teacher. Her graduate studies include ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and BehaviorClassroom Management with a concentration in Autism.

Anne Dover

Pre K-2

Anne received her Associates degree from West Georgia Technical College. She has worked in childcare 9 years and is thankful to be full-time teaching. She and her husband Michael have two kids who now attend St. Paul! Anne is excited to share her love for Jesus and passion for teaching. She also enjoys reading, painting and family time.

Ronda Schwartz

Pre K-1


Ronda became the lead teacher for our Mothers Morning Out program in 2012. Ronda is married to Chris and their daughter, Evelyn, attends St. Paul. In her free time she enjoys being with her family, traveling, crafts, cooking, music and going to the movies with her daughter.

Claire Heil

Music Teacher

Claire is a lover of both the Performing and Fine Arts. She earned her Music Performance degree from Georgia Southern University and now lives in Peachtree City with her husband and 2 kids. Claire is thrilled to bring her love of Music and the Arts to the St. Paul family.

Alexandra Jaimes


Alexandra is originally from Bogotá, Columbia.  She received her Bachelors Degree from the University JTL of Bogota.  She has been married for 18 years and they have a son named Lukas. She found a passion in teaching Spanish not only for sharing her language but also her culture and roots!

Karina Langford

Technology, Library & Middle School Math

Karina is starting her 10th year teaching at St. Paul. She loves being able to share her love of math with the middle schoolers and her love of books with the younger grades. Outside of St. Paul she enjoys being with her family, reading books and the occasional Netflix binge.

Kim Langner

Eagle’s Landing


Kim attended the University of Cincinnati and was employed by American Airlines for 21 years before moving to the area in 2008.  She is married to Daniel and they have three adult children Luke, Logan and Lexi.  She is a member of St. Paul Church and enjoys being involved in various activities as well as singing in the praise band.  Kim enjoys sports, traveling, music and spending time with family and friends.


Meagan Haque

Marketing & Admissions

Meagan joined the St. Paul staff as the Marketing and Admissions Director in August of 2018. She is married to her husband, Rez, and is the mother of two children, Maddox and Nolan. 

Donna Fornito


Donna has been an accountant in various industries after receiving her BBA from the University of North Florida. Donna loves to visit family, friends, and places unseen. So far she’s been in forty eight states and many foreign countries.

Phyllis Danielson-Krug


pdanielsonkrug@stpaulptc.org Originally from the Chicago area, Phyllis is a University of Illinois Alumna. A career in product design and development brought the family south. She knows the benefits of a Lutheran school education (all four kids went through it) so she loves contributing to the St. Paul ministry.