Paradise Lutheran Church Staff

Pastor Tom Mitchell


Pastor Tom was born and raised in Tampa, FL.  He got his undergraduate degree at Furman University and did his seminary education at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. Pastor Tom is married to his wife Jaci, and has a daughter named Jo. In his spare time, Pastor Tom enjoys spending time with his dog, two cats, and his honeybees. 

Gail Clark

Gail Clark

Music Director / Organist

Gail is our very talented music director. She manages our church choir and the worship/music committee.

Evan Akeman

Office Manager

Evan was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, went to high school down the street at Boca Ciega High School and then went on to complete a computer science program at Pinellas Technical College. He plans to start going to college very soon at SPC for business management and information technology. In Evan’s spare time he enjoys traveling, and practicing his photography.