Our clergy and staff

We look forward to connecting with you.


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.


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

Contact Pending


Interim Organist & Choir Director

We are currently in a search process for our next musician.


Contact Caroline

Caroline Stephenson 

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


Contact Tracey

Tracey Vail

Office Manager

-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.


Contact Marcus

Marcus Corry


Marcus has been the Sexton at St. Luke's for over 30 years. Click here to read a Salisbury Post article about his service.


Contact Samantha

Samantha Graham

Nursery caretaker