Staff Profiles & 

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St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1755 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Phone (415) 673-7327; Fax (415) 673-7328

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

Interim Rector, The Reverend Stacey Grossman, Phone: 415-673-7399, Email: 

Parish Administrator, Birgit Jacobsen, Phone: 415-673-7327, Fax: 415-673-7328, Email:

Director of Music, Steve Repasky, Phone: 415-673-7327, Email:

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Officers of the Parish: Rich McNally, Senior Warden; Bill Diefenbach, Junior Warden; Philip Pillsbury, Chancellor; 

Susan MacKenzie, Clerk.


Vestry Members: John Barkan, Teri Follett, John Howett, Christiana Inesi, Chi Chi Madus, Dale Scott, Lucrecia Sparks, 

Stephanie Martin Taylor, Jim Warren

  • the reverend stacey grossman


    It is my delight to come and serve as your interim rector (effective September 10, 2017)! I look forward to discovering together where God is leading this vibrant community. For the long-timers among you, I was a member of St. Luke’s, primarily active in the choir, between 1980 and 1984. I look forward to returning and discovering who you have become as a congregation.


    I come to you from a wonderful two-year interim time with St. Timothy’s in Danville. Prior to that, I did a year’s worth of hospital chaplaincy, and prior to that, 15 years as the Rector of Nativity in San Rafael.


    I am a fifth generation Californian with deep roots in Northern California. The family graves are in Watsonville, Santa Cruz and Brentwood, and I continue my grandmother’s love of genealogical research. Next stop: Gold Country!


    I hold a bachelor’s degree in history from Pomona College as well as an MBA in finance and international business from New York University.  My Masters in Divinity was earned in 1996 at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California. My 15-year corporate career before ordination included a variety of field and corporate positions within Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. My last position was Director of Surety Reinsurance at the corporate headquarters.


    Since 2003, I have been living an intentional monastic life in friendship with the Order of the Holy Cross. Please ask me about religious life, I love to talk about it!  


    While not engaged in the work of the church, I am out on the water rowing at the Marin Rowing Association; I am currently rehabbing my shoulder and hope to get back to competitive rowing while at St. Luke’s. I love all things Yosemite and am an avid contemplative photographer, which means that you will often find me on my belly looking at the details of creation through my camera lense. You can find my photography at, where you will also find various links to social media.


    Blessings and prayers for our work together, and see you soon! 

    Love, Stacey

    The Reverend Stacey Grossman

  • Steve Repasky, 

    Music Director

    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

    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.

  • Robert Lederer, 

    Office Volunteer

    Robert has been a member of St. Luke's since December 1969 and has worked as a volunteer in the church office for more than 40 years!  Not only is Robert a great help to the staff, he is a very caring human being and the "class clown."

    Sadly, St. Luke's morns the passing of our good friend Robert Lederer. He was 96 and left us on January 7, 2018. He will surely be missed. May God's peace be with his family and friends, as it is now with Robert. A celebration of his life is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27 at St. Luke's Church, with a reception to follow in Dade Hall.