Who We Are

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Blyth, Pastor

Pr. Ken’s Personal Ministry Statement:  My Ministry is focused upon the worship life of the community and the care of souls (spiritual development, pastoral counseling and such like).   I am likewise focused on the recruitment and training of congregational leaders, so that through such leaders, other members of the community might come to a deeper relationship with God.  My leadership also seeks to foster a healthy, faithful, attractive and joyful Christian ethos: a way of living/interacting/serving.  All beneath the cross of Jesus!

Formal Education:  Doctor of Ministry; Pastoral Care/Counseling, Louisville, Presbyterian Theological Seminary Louisville, KY 2017; Master of Divinity, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Chicago, IL 2001; Bachelor of Divinity, University of St. Andrews St. Andrews, Scotland 1997.


Michael Bodnyk, Minister of Music

Michael joined the staff at SAKLC in September 2018. He holds the Bachelor of Science degree in vocal performance from Mannes College of Music, the Master of Church Music degree in choral conducting from Concordia University Wisconsin, and the Master of Arts degree in vocal performance from Hunter College/CUNY. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music education at Boston University.



Lois Habib, Organist

Born in St Louis, Missouri, raised in Toronto, ON, Canada, Lois began taking piano lessons at the age of 4, and continued until she was 17, studying at the Royal Conservatory of Canada program. She is a self-taught organist, encouraged by her mother, serving previously at The Church of St Luke-Lutheran in Toronto for 18 years prior to moving to Sarasota in 1992. She became organist at SAKLC in 1994 and has always considered this congregation her Florida family.



Wendy Houston, Administrative Manager

Wendy grew up in Islip, Long Island New York and has lived in Florida since graduating college with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. Once she arrived in Florida she worked as an Operations Manager for several organizations before coming to SAKLC. Wendy is continuing her education, attending Western Michigan University (WMU) Cooley Law School in Tampa.   Wendy is married and has two children.

Congregational Council

Nona Arnholt
Russ Campbell
Doug Engebretson – Treasurer
Ronda Hewitt
Klaus Lang
Marianne Maier
Howard Rooks
Bob Stobaugh – Vice President
John Teller – President
Bob Webb – Secretary
Fred Wittlinger
Steve Zielinski
Pastor Ken Blyth


Contact us: office@saklc.com ** 941.388.1234