Our Staff


Pastor -



Principal - David Birnbaum

David has served in Lutheran education for twenty five years in Florida, Texas, and since 2013 in Ponca City Oklahoma.  He has a Bachelors in Elementary Education from Concordia University - Austin, Texas in 1990, and a Masters in Administration from Concordia University - Seward, Nebraska in 2000.  

"I have been a bashful person in life and that doesn't work well in my position so the bible verse that gets me through difficult situations is from Philippians 4:13 'I can do all things through Him (Jesus) who gives me strength.' I pray that God will continue to give me the strength to serve all His children." 

Director of Celebration Ministries - Chris Schelpnull




Pastoral Assistant for Care Ministry - Beverly Roedel  (bmrcare@hotmail.com)null

Beverly has worked in Care Ministries for 15 years since retiring from Conoco.  She is always caring, wanting to meet new people, and help members find their special place in the Family of God.  Call her if she can help in any way!


Church Secretary - Barbara Dewey  (flsbdewey@gmail.com)

Barbara started working at FLCS in 2014.  She is a graduate of Ponca City High School and Northern Oklahoma College.  She is married to her husband of thirty four years, Bill and they have one beautiful daughter, Kathryn.  Her favorite past time is attending church, helping in the bus ministry, singing with husband at the Ponca City Gospel Jubilee, and spending time with family.  She is a member of Central Baptist Church and feels very blessed to also call First Lutheran her church family.  Her ministry at FLCS is church secretary.  She feels very blessed to be a part of First Lutheran's staff and considers it blessing from God. 

Accountant and human Resources - Toni Cloud  (flcsacct@gmail.com)


Toni started working for FLCS in 2004.  However, she is no stranger to First Lutheran as she has been walking the halls of First Lutheran since 1975 as a student in our school.  She is a graduate of Ponca City High school and University of Central Oklahoma.  She is married to her husband of twenty five years, Shane, and they have three awesome boys and one precious daughter who are also graduates of FLS.  Her favorite pastime is encouraging women through moms groups, bible studies and websites she has created using social media to brighten the days of others.  She is a member of Ponca City Assembly of God but feels doubly blessed to also call First Lutheran her church family.   Her ministry at FLCS includes human resources, accounts payable and receivables, recording contributions, reconciling church and school bank accounts church offerings and processing various financial reports.