St. Luke’s Episcopal Church looks to the future with faith, hope and enthusiasm. While we honor and live our lives as Episcopal Christians in the Anglican Communion, we also strive to be open to new ideas and opportunities for participating more fully in God’s mission of reconciliation and restoration. The ministry of the laity is particularly important to us and we place a high value on Faith Formation for people of all ages. Further, and most important, all that we do is centered in our worship of God and in our efforts to be a loving and caring community.
The direction of our life together is determined by the Baptismal Covenant as we seek to live out an affirmative response to the questions: “Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?”…”Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons loving your neighbor as yourself?”…”Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?” As followers of Jesus Christ we are also aware of our call to be a community of joy. Our hope is to be sent forth, a people forgiven, healed, renewed, empowered for ministry and “rejoicing in the power of the spirit.”
The Rev. Justin P. Chapman
The Rev. Justin P. Chapman has served as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church since 2017. After an undergraduate in architecture at the University of Minnesota, Justin received his Master of Divinity at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. Upon being ordained priest, he served as curate of St. Luke’s and priest-in-charge of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Kasson. Subsequently, Justin was priest-in-residence at St. Luke’s and dean of the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault, Minnesota.
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Karen M. Gould
Karen has served as our Parish Secretary and then Parish Administrator since 1992. She has primary responsibility for the administrative responsibilities of our congregation’s life. From finances to parochial reports to service bulletins; she does so much to make sure our parish life run smoothly.
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Director of Music
Dr. John A. Schultz
St. Luke’s is happy to welcome back Dr. John A. Schultz as our Director of Music. Dr. Schultz holds degrees from Lehigh University, Smith College, and the University of Illinois, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in 1980. He was Music Director of the Mayo Clinic Chamber Symphony from 1985 through 2018. He served Episcopal churches in St. Paul and Red Wing, and was most recently interim Organist-Choirmaster at Calvary Church, Rochester. Formerly, he served for 24 years as Organist-Choirmaster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rochester. Dr. Schultz is retired from Mayo Clinic, where, as a Technical Specialist, he designed and supported software for the Department of Education at Mayo for 29 years. He and his wife, Jayne, share homes on Madeline Island and in Northfield.
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- Kit Muellner, Senior Warden
- Cathy Botz, Junior Warden
- Neal Engelman, Treasurer
- Carmen Garness, Secretary
- Andrew Altrichter
- Jeff Decker
- Marge Dent
- Alan Lichty
- Cathryn Manduca
- Harold Solbrig
Catch up all the news and goings-on at St. Luke’s in our newsletter, the Weekly Lifelines. Click here to access the archive.
Click the button below to find the St. Luke’s Parish Directory as a downloadable pdf. Please note, this directory is password protected. If you’d like to gain access, please contact us.
In our Baptismal Covenant, we promise to respect the dignity of every human being. One way that we live out that value in ECMN is through the implementation of our Safe Church Policies.
Our Safe Church Policies establish and maintain standards intended to ensure that our faith communities are safe places where all of God’s people are loved and encouraged to grow into the people God calls us to be. These policies provide specific recommendations, best practices, and guidelines that seek to protect children, youth, and vulnerable adults.
South Sudanese Anglican Congregation
Please join all of us at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in welcoming the new South Sudanese Episcopal congregation to St. Luke’s, as together we embark upon an exciting new venture. The new congregation will worship in Dinka on Sunday afternoons, at 2 p.m.
The work of the church is owned by all. Teams are formed around each of these areas in order to collaboratively build ministries and programs to meet the needs of all.
“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
Our working groups are listed below. If you’d like to get involved in any of them, please visit the contact us page.
Buildings and Grounds
The Buildings and Grounds Working Group ensures our building and grounds are maintained now and for future generations. We have an annual Mini-Work Week in the summer when all members of our Faith Community are invited to assist in painting, cleaning, and trimming trees. If working outdoors or with hammer and nails is something you enjoy doing, all help is appreciated, enjoyable and very welcome.
Faith Formation helps us grow and transform as we travel along our spiritual path, using our heart, our head and our hands. All ideas welcome and encouraged.
The Finance Working Group works with the Rector, Wardens and Vestry in all aspects of our financial life.
According to Miriam Webster, Outreach is “the extending of services or assistance beyond current or usual limits”. St. Luke’s community reaches out to improve lives and conditions of life within the St. Luke’s neighborhood and extending throughout Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, the nation and the world.
The word pastoral comes from the Latin word for “shepherd,” and that’s what pastoral care is about at St. Luke’s: clergy and lay volunteers working together to tend, to pray for, to visit, to listen, to care for those in our congregation who are sick, lonely, grieving, in need of healing, or overwhelmed in crisis or transition.
The Worship Working Group works with Father Justin on the planning of our worship services, to help us express and experience the love and wonder of God’s presence.
History of the Building, Stained Glass & Icons
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church has a long and rich history, and there are many stories to tell about the building, stained glass and icons you’ll see when you visit the building.
All of the beautiful facilities, sanctuary, chapel, meeting rooms, classroom and 4-acre grounds at St. Luke’s are available for rental for your family celebrations, retreats, meetings classes or festivals. Please contact the office for availability and pricing.
Weddings at St. Luke’s
Whoever you are, wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome in this place
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