staff profiles

& contact info


St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1755 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone: 1-(415)-673-7327

Email us at: office@stlukessf.org

Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday

from 10am-3pm


Rector, The Reverend Jason Cox, Phone: 1-415-673-7327, Email: jcox@stlukessf.org

Priest Associate, The Reverend Mike Reddig, Phone: 1-415-673-7327, Email: frmike1@me.com 

Parish Administrator, Birgit Jacobsen, Phone: 1-415-673-7327, Fax: 1-415-673-7328, Email: birgit@stlukessf.org

Director of Music, Steve Repasky, Phone: 1-415-673-7499, Email: jsrepasky@gmail.com


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Officers of the Parish: Elaine Foreman, Senior Warden; Gary Pon, Junior Warden; Philip Pillsbury, Chancellor

  

Vestry Members: Ingrid Jacobson, Jack Klemeyer, Kathleen Meeker, Ted Miller, Betsy Munz, David Oksenberg, Hayedeh Scott, Melanie Thomas, Kirsten Vernon


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Scroll to the bottom of this section to learn what the Episcopal Church is doing to address the reporting of sexual misconduct of clergy

  • The Reverend Jason Cox,

    Rector 

    jcox@stlukessf.org

    Jason has served as rector of St. Luke's since December 2019. Before coming to St. Luke's, Jason served in many different roles as Senior Associate Rector at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. 


    Jason began his ministry as a church musician in the Diocese of Texas. Soon after college, he felt called to give back and served for a year in the Episcopal Urban Intern Program (EUIP) in Los Angeles, working with the homeless in a transitional housing facility on L.A.’s skid row. This transformational experience helped Jason discern a call to ordained ministry, and after studying at Virginia Theological Seminary, he returned to Los Angeles as the program director of EUIP (now Jubilee Year LA). 


    Jason writes, "My ministry is focussed on building strong, connected faith communities equipped to make a difference in the world. I believe Jesus calls us to expand God’s reign of justice and peace for all people. The worship, community building, and faith formation we do at church should send us out to work for God’s vision of a world transformed by love."

  • The Reverend Mike Reddig,

    Priest Associate

    frmike1@me.com

    Born and raised in the Midwest (North Dakota), Mike joined the Air Force after undergraduate school at the University of Jamestown. The best part of that chapter of his life was when he met the Air Force nurse (Judith) who would later become his wife. After five years in the Air Force, they settled in Charlottesville, Virginia, thinking they’d be there forever. But the Air Force wanted Mike back in, so now with a young son, the family moved to Sacramento, CA, to begin what would be eighteen more years of living around the United States and Europe. In the Air Force Mike managed customer service operations (dining/lodging/recreation/shopping/mortuary affairs) at base command, and finally at the Pentagon level, from where he retired in 1996.


    Mike had already begun another masters program at George Washington University and once graduated, he taught school in suburban Washington DC for a couple of years before going back to school full time for three years at Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained to the diaconate in 2002, and as a priest 6 months later, serving churches on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He retired again in 2012 and Judith and Mike moved to San Francisco to be near their two children and their spouses. Last fall, the Reddig's moved to the Sequoias on Geary Blvd, and soon found a welcoming home at St. Luke’s.


    Per Reverend Mike, "I’m grateful to be associated with such a vibrant congregation with such a rich history. It’s a pleasure to be able to sing in the choir with Steve and the rest of the St. Luke’s musicians, and I've really enjoyed getting to know the good people of St. Luke’s."   

  • Steve Repasky, 

    Music Director

    jsrepasky@gmail.com

    Steve Repasky is our Director of Music.  He comes to us from serving seven years as Associate Music Director at St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church and nearly thirty years as Director of Music at St. Patrick Church.  Steve is also a partner in the company that maintains, repairs, and cares for our wonderful Aeolian-Skinner organ -- Hupalo & Repasky Pipe Organs, LLC, of San Leandro.  Mr. Repasky holds a bachelor of music degree in organ performance from YSU as well as a master's degree from US Berkeley.  Steve is an active member in the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, and the American Institute of Organ Builders. 

  • Birgit Jacobsen, 

    Parish Administrator

    birgit@stlukessf.org

    Long-time parishioner and friend of the parish, Birgit Jacobsen, became our Parish Administrator in December of 2014.  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.  Birgit is a valued member of our staff - and we sincerely thank her for being committed to the success and ongoing operation of St. Luke's Parish.  We are truly grateful to have Birgit as Parish Administrator.

  • reporting Sexual Misconduct of Clergy

    Summer 2018, at the General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took some historic and much-needed steps in addressing past abuses by clergy toward lay persons and toward other clergy in the Church. For far too long there has been too much silence, and often misdirection, when people were brave enough to bring such allegations forward.


    We are providing this information now to make you aware of the recent implementation of one specific resolution from the General Convention, namely, D034, which called for the lifting of the statutes of limitations as spelled out in Title IV.19.4 of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, specifically as it relates to sexual misconduct of clergy. That three year period of suspension began on January 1, 2019 and will run until December 31, 2021.


    To learn more about this subject in detail: http://diocal.org/news/statue-limitations-suspension-clergy-sexual-misconduct-begins-january-1-2019


    Should you wish to talk with a member of St. Luke’s clergy about this, in confidence, feel free to contact our Reverends, Jason Cox or Mike Reddig.