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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: Tuesday-Friday

from 10am-3pm

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

    Celebrating a Long Life

    Well Lived

    Robert (Bob) Edwin Lederer, age 96, died peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in San Francisco. He was a buoyant spirit and gallant gentleman, attentive and generous friend, cherished family member, well-loved neighbor, masterly home chef and baker, opera aficionadoand an open window to the joy of this world. 

    Robert was born on September 16, 1921 in Washington DC, enlisted in the Navy in June 1941, served in the Pacific as a Navy medical corpsman attached to the Marines in the battles of Peleliu and Okinawa, and participated in the Philippine Liberation. He attended Church Divinity School of the Pacific (1962-1965) and was ordained as an Episcopal priest. After retiring from the Church, he spent many years working in the international shipping business, retiring from his second career in his early 80s. Robert attended Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church since 1969 and was an enthusiastic volunteer there for 30 years. 

    Throughout his life, Robert embodied an optimism and kindness that drew others to him. Many individuals found counsel, friendship, mentoring and love through their relationships and time with him. He also supported uncountable individuals in their personal life quests whenever he could with financial or moral support. An angel of a man who touched so many lives, we are deeply moved by his example and spirit.