Church Staff

Rev. Craig M. Sumey

Rev. Craig M. Sumey
PASTOR

Craig was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City (on the Kansas side), His family attended Village Church, a large Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS and it was there that he was formed as a disciple, began to follow Christ personally, and received a call to pastoral ministry while serving three summers in college as a youth ministry intern.

He received his  Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and has been in ordained pastoral ministry in the PCUSA as either associate pastor or pastor since 1992, serving churches in Atchison, Kansas; Lincoln, Nebraska; Lakeland, Florida and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. His ministry emphasis has been congregational strategic planning and change, planting new expressions of church and worshiping communities, and engagement in mission locally and globally.

On the Presbytery level, he has been both member and chairperson of committees for evangelism and church growth and preparation for ministry.

Most recently, he has served on the Steering Committee for Cyclical Inland Northwest, a Presbytery initiative to identify, train and send church planters.

In each community in which he has served, Craig has felt called to engage in ministry and leadership roles outside the four walls of the church building, serving with the Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment PEACE), Coeur d’Alene Vision 2030, the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Business Association, the United Way of North Idaho, the Coeur d’AleneChamber of Commerce, the Community ALICE Task Force, and the Kootenai County Human Rights Coalition.

Craig has been married to Lynn for 27 years and they have two young adult children: Brynna and Derek. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, camping, day-tripping, home improvement projects, and rehabbing antique furniture.

 

Tiffany Goggans
DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Tiffany began her ministry at Oakland in October of 2007. She hails from Albany, GA, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Child Psychology from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, VA. In 2007, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. As Director of Christian Education, Tiffany oversees the education ministry of the church for children, youth, and adults. She also equips and trains our volunteers for educational ministry.

Tiffany and her husband, Israel, live in Winter Garden and have a five-year-old daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth. They enjoy the beach, cooking, and watching movies together. Tiffany’s love for children is evident in everything she does here at Oakland Presbyterian Church. You can often find her crafting or playing games with our young friends.

Jeremy Morada
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

He is a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington (UW), currently working on his dissertation. He has a beautiful wife, Leonie, an energetic two-year-old son, Zion, and a baby girl on the way.

Prior to his current position, he lived in Washington State where he taught music courses at Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA), conducted the sanctuary church choirs at the North Creek Presbyterian Church (Millcreek, WA), Southminister Presbyterian Church (Des Moines, WA), and the Everett Indonesian-American Seventh-day Adventist Church (Everett, WA), and also taught the high school choir at Puget Sound Adventist Academy.  From 2005-2014 He taught music full-time grades 3-12 at Bakersfield Academy, Thunderbird Academy and Loma Linda Academy – choirs, handbells, bands, classroom music, music appreciation, P.E., Religion, etc.

Jeremy loves recording (he self-produced a multi-track A cappella album entitled “Watch Ye Saints” in 2008) singing in numerous ensembles, serving as a guest clinician for honor choirs around the country, traveling as a singing evangelist, and composing, arranging and playing tennis.

Laurie Templin
PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Laurie was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. Laurie enjoyed a career with Walt Disney World as an area restaurant manager, opening Disney Hollywood Studios and Disneyland Paris. She also spent five years in Japan in association with Tokyo Disneyland. Laurie has her staff and director’s credentials through the State of Florida, as well as VPK certification. Laurie taught at Second Presbyterian Preschool in Knoxville, TN as well as Trinity Christian Academy in Orlando.

Laurie loves to run and participates in races whenever she has the chance. She is married to Cort, and they live in Independence with their son, Cade. They also have two adult children, Steel and Evan. In her free time, Laurie enjoys watching the antics of her cat, Maks.

Bonnie Litteral
DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S CHOIRS

Bonnie has been directing our children’s choir program since 1986. She has built a thriving program, with three choirs ranging in age from 3 – 11. Bonnie received her Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance degree from Stetson University in 1974. She received a Master’s degree, magna cum laude, from Boston Conservatory, and was an apprentice artist at the Sante Fe Opera in 1980. Bonnie holds Level I and II Orff certifications and is an active member of the Central Florida Orff Chapter. Ms. Bonnie retired from Orange County Public Schools after teaching elementary music for over 40 years.

Bonnie and her husband, Jack, have been married for 49 years. They live in downtown Winter Garden, and they have three adult children: Lisa, JT, and Kristin, and four grandchildren.

Diane Flagler
ORGANIST

Born in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Diane received her Bachelor in Elementary Education from East Stroudsburg University and is certified in Middle School Language Arts. Diane moved to Florida in 1980, where she worked as a teacher for over 35 years before retiring in 2010. She served as assistant organist for Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry prior to coming to Oakland in 2000, where she serves as our organist and pianist.

Diane’s daughter, April, is a Dr. of Clinical Psychology, working for the Veterans Administration in Orlando. Diane is available for weddings and funerals and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the wonderful spiritual music ministry at Oakland.

Alecia Spence

Alecia Spence
BUSINESS MANAGER

Alecia was born in Orlando and has lived in West Orange County all of her life. She graduated from West Orange High School and received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida Southern College. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and has worked as an accountant for 29 years. Alecia works as a self-employed CPA in addition to her part-time duties at Oakland Presbyterian Church.

Alecia is married to her high school sweetheart, Rick. Their twins, Caleb and Cassandra, graduated from Dr. Phillips High School in May of 2017. Alecia and her family are active members of First Baptist Church of Orlando. Alecia enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

PROPERTY MANAGER

Dawn Davidson
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Dawn Davidson was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and still claims native status despite also growing up in Mississippi and Colorado. She earned a degree in graphic design at Colorado State in 1999 and then moved to Florida. After a few years at Disney, and marriage, she moved home to start a family and pursue freelancing opportunities in the arts — work she continues part-time as a children’s illustrator, coloring book and comic artist, and the proprietor of an online business showcasing her creations.

Dawn and her husband Matt, head costume designer at Disney Imagineering, have three children and live in Winter Garden, FL. As the only organizationally-minded member of an intensely creative family, she enjoys the practicalities of church administration, where her ability to bring order to chaos is met with appreciation and, unlike at home, compensation that excludes the immediate dismantling of her efforts. She enjoys books, particularly Celtic folklore and science-thriller fiction, fanfiction, travel, classical hymns, and dry humor. She is a frequent contributor to the world’s supply of the latter, in written form.

Amy Duncan
(VOLUNTEER) YCM BAND INSTRUCTOR

Amy is originally from Halifax County, Virginia. She received her BS in music from Radford University. She taught for six years in the Virginia public school system where her bands consistently received Excellent and Superior ratings at state band festivals. She spent eighteen years as an at-home mom, homeschooling her two children. During that time she developed and conducted the Young Christian Musicians Band Program in Richmond, Virginia and served as pianist for the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program.

Amy moved to Florida in 2001 and taught for ten years at Central Florida Christian Academy where her students won numerous awards at FACCS Regional Fine Arts Festivals and State Competitions, as well as Superior ratings at CFPS and ACSI Concert Band and Solo and Ensemble Festivals. In addition to conducting the Young Christian Musician’s Band Program, she is currently a private instructor at Family Music of Clermont. She has a passion for making music education available to everyone.