Rick Serina, Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Richard J. (Rick) Serina, Jr., was installed as the fifth pastor of Christ the King on February 15, 2015. He came to Ringwood from St. Louis, where he was serving as guest professor in historical theology at Concordia Seminary. A native of Tampa, FL, Pastor Serina has degrees from the University of Florida (B.A., 1999), Dallas Theological Seminary (ThM, 2004), and Concordia Seminary (PhD, 2014). Certified for pastoral ministry with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod via colloquy in 2004, he has served parishes in urban Dallas and rural West Texas. His wife Christina is a registered nurse and together they have four children: John (b. 7/16/08), Emma (b. 4/15/10), Brendan (b. 3/5/12), and Cosette (b. 1/16/14). Beyond his pastoral and academic enthusiasms, Pastor Serina enjoys jogging (not running, because he is too slow for that designation), following his beloved Florida Gators in football and basketball, playing with his children, and watching terrifically lowbrow television dramas with his wife (and terrifically boring documentaries, which he must do alone). He does not enjoy gardening, home improvement projects, working on computers, finding rattlesnakes in his garage, or backing away slowly from black bears.


Barbara Pry, Secretary

Barbara Pry is the long-time secretary of Christ the King.  She is responsible for the many clerical and financial duties of both the congregation and the Nursery School.


Georgette Gretina, School Director

Georgette Gretina has served as the Director of Christ the King Nursery School for the past twenty years. Mrs. Gretina earned her undergraduate degree in Education from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey) and her Master’s degree in Speech Pathology and Communications.


Scott Sadlo, Director of Music

Prior to joining the staff in 1993 Scott served LCMS parishes in the Eastern, Atlantic and New Jersey Districts. He is a graduate of Concordia College, Bronxville and Westminster Choir College. In addition to assisting Pastor with the planning of worship services, Scott directs the Junior and Senior Choirs and plays the organ.