Our clergy and staff
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Contact Father Robert
The Reverend Dr. Robert Black
-Rector of St. Luke's since September 2014
-Degrees in religious studies from Wake Forest (B.A.), Virginia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and The University of the South: Sewanee (D.Min.)
-Before St. Luke's, served as the Assistant Rector at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Greensboro, NC (2010-2014) and St. John's Episcopal Church - Lafayette Square in Washington, DC (2009-2010).
-Married to Tyler since 2008 with two daughters, Ellie and Rowen.
- When not at St. Luke's or spending time family, enjoys reading, tennis, and kettlebells.
Contact Deacon Bonnie
The Reverend Bonnie Duckworth
-At St. Luke’s since 2016, Vocational Deacon in the Diocese of North Carolina since 2004
-Widow, 2 Adult Children, 5 Grandchildren
-Education: Bachelor of Music - Appalachian State University, Graduate studies in Music Composition - Salem College, Education for Ministry-University of the South, Deacon School-Diocese of NC
-Current Director of Arts Academy at Grace - Grace Episcopal Church, Lexington
-former Music Teacher in various positions for preschool through High School students
-Published Composer (Paraclete Press, Church Publishing Inc., Northwestern Publishing House)
-Before St. Luke's: Lay Parish Assistant, Deacon and Pastoral Associate-Grace Episcopal Church, Lexington, Coordinator of Ministries and Deacon - Yadkin Valley Cluster
Director of Children's and Youth Ministry; Communications
-At St. Luke's since 2018
-Education: Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music from Winthrop University
-Before St. Luke's: Adjunct instructor at Catawba College and several NC community colleges, teaching artist in drama and music for various theatre companies
-Married to Mark with two children: James and Emma
-At St. Luke’s since 2019
-Licensed Real Estate Broker with a strong background in Office / Property Management including 10 years plus experience in commercial medical office field. Notary public.
-Has held an array of positions ranging from Restaurant Manager to Human Resource Consultant with high level finance management responsibilities in each of her roles.
- Missions and helping the homeless are near and dear to her heart.
-Mother to 3 teenagers, holds Associates Degree from MOCC.