David Chidgey

My first memory of St. Luke’s is around age four when I was baptized along with my two brothers. I have so many good memories growing up at St. Luke’s, attending Sunday school and actually first grade too, singing in the children’s choir, and being an acolyte before leaving to help start The Church of the Resurrection. 

Years later I would return to St. Luke’s with my wife, Denise, and our young daughters, Brooke and Sarah. Soon I joined the Luke team and became a lector and eucharistic minister. More recently, I was part of the team for the two St. Luke’s Live events. You can usually find Denise and me at the 9 AM contemporary service where I frequently read the lesson or lead the prayers. 

I spent my career working at Lackland I.S.D. on-base assessing students from age 3 through 21 with special needs and helping develop educational plans with school staff and parents since retirement, I have changed my focus from coordinating a Special Education program to expressing myself through the visual arts.

Although the church building provides a beautiful setting for worship, it really is the people in the congregation and the staff who make St. Luke’s such a welcoming and positive place. In turn, it is a great place for learning, gaining spiritual understanding, and serving the Lord Our God.