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The Reverend Dr. Robert Black


-Father Robert has served as the 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, he enjoys reading and kettlebelling.

Click here to schedule a time to meet with Father Robert

Father Robert's sermon blog

Father Robert's podcast

Robert Black named one of "10 to watch in 2020"

Recipient of Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Award in 2022


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


Stephen Williams

Director of Music Ministries

-Delighted to have been called to serve St. Luke’s as Director of Music Ministries.
-Was most recently Canon for Music Ministries at Cathedral Church of the Nativity in
Bethlehem PA and Artist in Residence at Moravian University.
-Previously served a 25-year tenure at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown
Allentown PA and concurrently at Muhlenberg College.
-Organ performance and choral conducting studies at Brevard College, Westminster
Choir College of Rider University, The Juilliard School, and West Chester University.
-Notable performances include the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, six organ
symphonies of Louis Vierne, and complete organ works of Johannes Brahms.
-2014 CD Platinum on EM Skinner/Reuter organ, to critical acclaim, available at
-Special interest in choral and instrumental collaborative ventures and look forward to
these kinds of opportunities at St. Luke’s and beyond.
-Love working out in spare time, new memberships at The Forum, Railway Crossfit,
and SoFul Yoga .. we’ll see how all that goes!


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; Certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary

-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


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.

-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 Miami-Dade Community College.


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.


The Rev. Tom Carter

Priest Associate

Father Tom has been a member of St. Luke's since 2017 when he and his wife, Pati, moved to Salisbury. He is a retired priest who has served parishes in North Carolina and Maryland.