Tom Luchenbill, pastor
The youngest of four boys, Tom was raised in a small town in Mid-Michigan. Attending worship services and church activities was the norm for his family. While attending a Fellowship of Christian Athletes National Convention at the age of 17, the Holy Spirit opened his heart to know and embrace Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
Tom attended Michigan State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. During his senior year at MSU, he married Sandy (Abbott) Luchenbill (1973). After college, Tom held jobs in the educational field (teaching and coaching) and in the life insurance industry. It was while he was in the insurance business that he felt the Lord leading him into full-time ministry. He first served as the Director of Youth Ministry at a PCA church in Michigan. After three years, the Lord opened the doors for him to attend Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He received his Masters of Divinity Degree in 1999. After receiving his degree, the Lord has called Tom to serve in a variety of rolls: Senior Pastor, Church Planter, and Assistant Pastor. The Lord brought Tom and Sandy to Cypress Ridge PCA in June 2012. Tom has a passion for discipling people of all ages.
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Sandy luchenbill, worship leader
Sandy was born in St. Johns, Michigan and has lived in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and now Florida. She received Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at the age of 24. She has since raised 2 children and enjoys every moment she can spend with her 6 grandchildren.
Sandy’s gifts and talents are many! She has been an accompanist and director for multiple choirs, ensembles and worship bands. She was a piano teacher for over 30 years and enjoys being the current Worship Leader at Cypress Ridge. Along with music, Sandy has led discipleship groups and Bible studies for girls and women of all ages. She is currently leading a Bible study with the ladies at the church and is a key mentor and leader in the youth ministry. Sandy has worked in youth ministries along with her husband, Tom, for over 30 years.
“I enjoy discipling women of all ages and seeing them grow spiritually through the love Christ has shown. Music has always been an important part of my life, but watching and hearing God’s people rejoice in Him through music is my greatest joy.”
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Jeremy Reyes, Youth Intern
Jeremy was born and raised in Lake Hamilton, Florida. He loves spending time with his friends, playing sports and exploring God’s outdoors. Jeremy was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. His outgoing personality and love for the Lord is contagious everywhere he goes.
Jeremy is a junior at Southeastern University where he is majoring in Business and double minoring in Bible and Outdoor Leadership & Discipleship. He spent an entire semester going through a wilderness program called OLD School. OLD School is an outdoors training course that combines nature survival techniques with missions and discipleship.
Jeremy loves to work with youth and is excited to be able to use some of his recent Old School experiences and training as a conduit of serving in our Winter Haven community, specifically with our teens.
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Anna Bacheldor, Office Admin/children's ministry dir.
Anna was born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Winter Haven, Florida. She is blessed to have grown up in the church and always knew about Jesus Christ, but didn't come to fully know and trust Him as her Savior until she was a teenager.
Anna attended Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA majoring in Community Development and serving as an RUF student leader. After her graduation, she returned home and worked in various capacities such as a librarian assistant, dance teacher, and secretary at the local pregnancy center.
Anna loves working with children and teenagers and was called to serve as the Children's Ministry Director at Cypress Ridge after she gradated college. She volunteered in this role until late 2016 where she was hired to be full time staff maintaining her role in children and youth ministry and adding on her role as Office Administrator.
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SheRry Sakko, Assimilation & visitation coordinator
Sherry was born and grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan. She was raised in the Reformed Church of America and has known the Lord as long as she can remember. Her past job experience has involved a variety of positions including working in insurance offices, the office manager of the Respiratory Therapy Dept. at Winter Haven Hospital, office and sales manager for her husband with his manufacturing business, and church administrator for Cypress Ridge for over 8 years. She is presently the Assimilation and Visitation Coordinator for the church.
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