Staff Profiles & Contact Information

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, Phone: 415-673-7399

(Vestry calling an interim rector: Summer 2017)

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

Director of Music, Steve Repasky, Music Office Phone: 415-673-9971, 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 Follet, John Howett, Christiana Inesi, Chi Chi Madus, Dale Scott, Lucrecia Sparks, 

Stephanie Martin Taylor, Jim Warren

  • Rev. Dana Corsello, Rector

    The Vestry and Wardens of St. Luke's announced on April 20, 2017 that the Reverend Dana Corsello had been called to the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. as its Vicar.  Dana was called to St. Luke's as its rector in June of 2009 and has served faithfully and with an indefatigable joyful spirit for eight years.  The Vestry is presently searching for an interim rector.

    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.  Dana was born and raised in Midland, Texas, where her family still lives.

  • 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."