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Bonne Faherty: Principal/Kindergarten Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education/ Special Education, Master of Arts: Emergent Reading Nova Southeastern University

Experience: Over 20 years of experience in the field of education with students ranging from age 3-83, including Preschool and VPK, Kindergarten, ESOL, GED, Alternative High School, and Reading. Bonne believes that teaching children to love reading is critical for their future educational success

Favorite Bible Verse:  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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Beth Bruce - VPK Teacher/Business Manager


  • Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University
  • Major – Early Childhood Education; Minor – Public Health Education

   Students at ILS learn that Jesus Christ has given them eternal salvation through grace and that it is not something they must earn.  My hope is that students will see that love from Christ each day from every teacher and staff member.  We are all forgiven and loved children of God.

Favorite Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  -Philippians 4:13

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Melissa Schneider - Administrative Assistant

Education: Associate of Applied Science Business Administration, Polk Community College (Polk State) FL

Favorite Bible Verse: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. –Hebrews 11:1

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Christal Trlak - Admissions Director

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Pastor Miguel Sanabria - Associate Pastor & 7th Grade Religion

Rev. Miguel A. Sanabria, Jr. was born in Colombia in 1986 and moved to the United States in 2005. In 2016 he served as Vicar in several Hispanic missions: Messiah Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL , Hope Lutheran Church in Plant City, FL, and Family of Christ Lutheran Church North and West in Tampa, FL. He graduated from Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Missouri in 2018 in the CHS Program Theological Education and Pastoral Formation and was ordained as Pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL for Hispanic Ministries. He then also served as Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Plant City, FL. Pastor Miguel and his wife Katherine serve together in the ministry of the LORD. Rev Miguel and Katherine thank GOD and also the families of Immanuel Lutheran Church & School for the call to serve as Associate Pastor.  They look forward to connecting families to JESUS and growing the Kingdom of GOD.

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Pastor Kevin Yoakum - Guest Pastor & 8th Grade Religion

Pastor Yoakum is currently the Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Riverview, FL.  He has generously partnered with Immanuel Lutheran Church and School for many years.  He often leads our Wednesday Chapel service, teaches our 8th grade Religion class and is available to our students and families when needed.

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