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About Us

Who We Are

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a parish with a strong sense of community and family. Our parishioners are infants, octogenarians and everyone in between. St. Luke's is a peaceful, comfortable, welcoming place to worship. We have a long tradition of high-quality preaching, based on sound theology and its applications to daily life.

The outstanding music and graceful liturgy are central to the life of St. Luke’s. Our worship is greatly enhanced by the beautiful sanctuary, spectacular stained glass windows, historic pipe organ and choir.

Our parish belongs to the Episcopal Diocese of California, which is part of the Episcopal Church USA and the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Rev. Dana Corsello, Rector

revdana@stlukessf.org

Dana was called as Rector of St. Luke’s in June of 2009 and joined the community in August. Before arriving in San Francisco, Dana was the Associate Rector of St. James’s in Richmond, VA where she served for nearly nine years. Prior to St. James’s she served as the Associate Rector of St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, New York for two years. Dana was graduated from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City in 1999. A few weeks after receiving her Master of Divinity degree she married Andrew Corsello in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at GTS. Prior to seminary, Dana worked in magazine publishing in St. Louis, Austin, Texas and Manhattan. She was graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in 1985. Her husband, Andrew, is a magazine writer who writes primarily for GQ Magazine. They have two sons, Quincy and Casper, who are loving their lives in San Francisco. Dana was born and raised in Midland, Texas, where her family still lives.

Birgit Jacobsen, Parish Administrator

birgit@stlukessf.org

Long-time parishioner and friend of the parish, Birgit Jacobsen, became Parish Administrator in December of 2014. Prior to becoming Parish Administrator, Birgit had devoted her career to running her own business as a designer and decorator (she painted the stars above St. Luke's high altar in the chancel and redesigned the Trinity Chapel to name just two projects...) and in 2014 decided to turn her volunteer work for the church into a ministry. One cannot "work" in the church without it becoming a calling. She is a valued member of our staff and we sincerely thank Birgit for her commitment to the success and ongoing operation of St. Luke's Church. We are truly grateful to have her as St. Luke's Parish Administrator.

Officers of the Parish

Rich McNally, Senior Warden

Bill Diefenbach, Junior Warden

Philip Pillsbury, Chancellor

Susan MacKenzie, Clerk

Vestry Members

John Barkan, Teri Follet, John Howett, Christiana Inesi, Chi Chi Madus, Dale Scott, Lucrecia Sparks, Stephanie Martin Taylor, Jim Warren

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