Ministry Leaders 

Our Ministry Leaders are  passionate believers committed to sharing the message of Christ and guiding others towards faith in him.  

If you have questions for any of our leaders, feel free to contact them directly.

Sally Cook



Pastor Sally Cook was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She is a graduate of  Valparaiso University with degrees in Psychology and Theology.  She received her Master ofDivinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. 


Prior to entering the ordained ministry she worked with Lutheran Ministries of Florida and as a Pediatric Social Worker in Hospice and Hospital settings.  Pastor Sally has served in the following Florida congregations: Lutheran Church of Our Savior/Tampa,   St. John Lutheran Church/Winter Park, St Paul’s Lutheran Church/Clearwater, Immanuel Lutheran Church/New Port Richey and Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church in West Pasco County. She completed an 18 month interim at Nativity Lutheran Church in Weeki Wachee in February 2014.  She then worked at Gulfside Hospice in Pasco County as a Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor.  She went on to serve as Interim Pastor at

St. Paul Lutheran Church/Sarasota and most recently as Interim Pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church/Spring Hill.


She has served the wider church as a member of the Florida Bahamas Synod

Council and had the privilege of serving as a voting member to the 2013 ELCA

Churchwide Assembly. 

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Anneliese Depenthal

Director of Music and Youth Ministry

Anneliese is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.  She is originally from Orlando, FL where her family currently resides.


She has a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a Church Music focus and Humanities Minor. Her primary instrument is the piano and her secondary instrument is her voice. She has also studied Organ and Conducting.


She has extensive experience in working with young children as a Nursery Coordinator; through internships in Haiti working with orphanages in the areas of outreach, Bible Study, and Vacation Bible School. She sees incorporating music ministry into the activities of children's ministry. She loves working with children and believes in an interaction of the young and old in a congregation. She believes music is a joyful noise where you glorify God.  She has a joyful confidence in her talents and abilities and has a deep faith in God.

Sarah Mathews

Teen Ministry Coordinator


Sarah Mathews grew up attending St. Michael in the 1990s.  Following her confirmation at St. Michael, she served as a Sunday School teacher and has been an active member

of the Music Ministry. She joined the St. Michael staff as Youth Director in 2016.


Sarah is a social studies and science teacher.  Before becoming a teacher, she worked as a tutor, aftercare counselor, and substitute teacher. These jobs have helped her to  see the value and importance of creating strong relationships with children and youth.  She finds this kind of interaction to be very fulfilling.


Sarah studied education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, specializing

in social science education.  She is an avid history lover.  Her hobbies include

reading, writing, and making music.


Deisy Mejia

Administrative assistant

Bio coming soon.