Our clergy and staff

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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


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Matthew Woods

Director of Music Ministry

Matthew M. Woods, a native of Atlanta, GA, holds degrees in organ performance from The University of Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College. He has served parishes as organist and choirmaster throughout the southeastern U.S. and most recently, southwest Florida. Matt is a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the American Guild of Organists. He finds great satisfaction in reading and studying scripture, practicing calligraphy, and cooking and serving with the St. Luke’s team at Rowan Helping Ministries.


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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


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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.


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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.


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Samantha Graham

Nursery caretaker