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The Rev. John Badders
Interim Rector



The Rev. Michael Koehler
Associate Rector






Lenesa Leana
Interim Head of St. Luke’s School


Daniel Kittrell
Director of Communications
and Youth Coordinator

Your contact for communication at St. Luke’s. Sending out the weekly E-news, publishing Tidings, and updating the website to keep you informed of events and gatherings at the Church. Daniel is also your contact for youth group and other youth related activities. 

Russell Jackson
Organist & Choir Director

Your contact for choral and organ support.
Russell directs the St. Luke’s Parish Choir and leads the Children’s Chorister Program. He also promotes the thriving choral tradition of St. Luke’s through varying concert series and community performances.



Jill Martinez
Director of Children
and Family Ministries


Your contact for christian support for families with infants through 5th grade. Jill supports growth in these young hearts through baptism, first communion, age appropriate Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Parent’s Night Out, and family centered groups like the Holy Strollers. Jill also handles childcare requests for St. Luke’s sponsored events.
Childcare requests can be made HERE.

Dave Thomas
Parish Administrator

Your contact for financial support to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Dave is available to answer questions about your pledge status and  donations. He also manages, and works with the Vestry, to follow the budget of the Church. Dave oversees and facilitates the contracts for the indoor and outdoor Columbariums at St. Luke’s Church.
To make a monetary donation to St. Luke’s Church, click HERE.
To make an ongoing pledge to
St. Luke’s Church, click HERE.

Rhonda Jordan
Parish Secretary

Your contact for additional financial support. Rhonda works directly with Dave and can also assist in answering questions about your pledge status and donations. Rhonda is the point of contact to give altar flowers on Sunday mornings. 
To dedicate flowers on the Altar on
Sunday mornings, click HERE.
To make a monetary donation to St. Luke’s Church, click HERE.
To make an ongoing pledge to
St. Luke’s Church, click HERE.

Joseph Degollado
Facilities Manager

Your contact for facility support for both the Church and School. Joseph actively maintains the building and grounds of St. Luke’s Church and School. He also supervises a team of sextons in event set-up/take down and cleaning of the building.
Work Orders for events can be made HERE.

Ilya Franco
Admin. Assistant to the Clergy

Your contact for scheduling baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and funeral services. Ilya maintains the St. Luke’s Prayer List and supports the pastoral care efforts of the Clergy. She is the point of contact for any changes to family status; births, deaths, address changes, and updating family information in the St. Luke’s system. 


Ilya also manages the calendars for the Clergy and handles requests regarding the Church calendar/reserving Church facilities.

Calendar/facility requests can be made HERE


The St. Luke’s Vestry

The mission of the Vestry is to partner with the Rector to discern the will of God for the future of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church & School. The Vestry meets monthly, and is divided into three committees to do the work they have been given to do: Buildings & Grounds, Administration (including finance) and Mission. 

The Vestry includes: Denise Powers (Senior Warden), Steve McAllister (Junior Warden), Bill Bangert (Treasurer), Lindsay Bagby, David Cotton, Suzette Harris, Will Holshouser, Brandon Hudson, Margaret Kelley, Howard Lutz, Seth McCabe, Mike McMillan, Marie Morgan, Robin Newman, Melissa Priest, Heather Shipley, Roger Thurmond, and Renee Wright.