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Rev. Dr. Stace Rollefson
Senior Pastor

Growing up in Wyoming, Stace lived in a world of hunting, fishing, and exploring the outdoors with his dad and siblings. He worked as a mechanic in a number of different applications before becoming a pastor. Rooted in God's Word and Lutheran theology, Stace is gifted in communicating God's unchanging truth and saving Gospel in ways that bring people together from all walks of life.

In his 18 years of parish ministry, working with all age groups, he has served the Lord and His family in Minnesota, Louisiana, and for the past 13 years in Redding. Stace brings a unique blend of experiences, including a mission trip to China, door to door evangelism, ground work towards a church plant, launching a missionary outreach to young families, and writing a devotional book titled: Stewardship: Our Life of Response to God.

Stace is happily married to Karen with three children, Max, Van, and Katherine.

  Eddie Torea
Lay Deacon

Eddie Torea  and his wife Lorena have lived in Plano for over 15 years and are members of St Paul since 2004. Both Ed and Lorena have a bachelor's degree in Informatics and have two children; Joshua and Alan. Lorena loves to help every year with VBS, Journey to the Manger and serves actively in church activities. Joshua goes to Haggard Middle School and likes science and Saxophone, is currently working on his Confirmation . Alan attends Wells Elementary and is very creative and resourceful, his main goal is to have fun always. As a family, they all enjoy playing tennis together, computer games, attending  church and learning to serve our community as a family.

Since young Ed has felt the calling to serve the Lord and, finally, after pursuing many other paths since 2010 has decided to follow the calling serving through San Paul Lutheran Plano and is attending Concordia Seminary at St Louis Mo this fall.


Barbara Shakal
Director of St Paul Christian School

Barbara has lived in Texas since 1987.  Before making this state her home, she has lived in many different places all over the world; San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Reno- where she attended the University of Nevada.

Barbara started her journey with St Paul by first assisting in the nursery on Sunday mornings before becoming the Director of St Paul Christian School in 1997.  The thing that she loves most about working at St Paul is the opportunity to touch the future and improving the lives of the children she works with.  She is passionate about not only creating a solid academic foundation for her students, but also a solid spiritual foundation built on Christ.
Through her many efforts with the school, Barbra has created a lasting family community through annual events such as “Pumpkin Patch”, “Family Advent Night”, “Run With The Son” and Health Expo.

Barbara has been married for 25 years and has 3 wonderful children.  On her time off she enjoys to cook for others


Laura Riano
Office Manager

In her own words, Laura has been at St. Paul "forever". Actually, she became a member and the church secretary in August, 1992. Prior to that, Laura served at several churches in her home town, Milwaukee, and in the Chicago area. She has two daughters and three grandsons living in Chicago and Minneapolis. Her family here consists of five Bichons and of course, all of her St. Paul church family.

Laura is active in Stephen Ministry, Women's and Small groups. Her hobbies are quilting, reading and gardening and her special joy is to assist others to know and serve the Lord.

  Bryan Manges
Facility Manager

Bryan is a self proclaimed "country boy", hailing from Bremen Indiana. He moved to the DFW area in 1984 after graduating from Purdue University. Bryan has been a long time member of St Paul, joining the staff in January 2006.

Among his many hobbies, Bryan enjoys taking things that are broken, seeing why they are broken, and trying to figure out how to make it work again. The things he likes the most about serving at St Paul is that each day is different because there is always something that needs attention... leaving little time to get bored.

Bryan's other "claims to fame" is that he has been the purple wise man in scene 4 of Journey to the Manger since 1996!


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