Leadership

Reverend Nicole Trotter, Pastor

Having grown up in a New York interfaith family, I learned early to enjoy and celebrate diversity in one another’s faiths. My parents left the Catholic Church when I was nine years of age. Later, my mother became a Sufi, my father an atheist, one sister became Bahai, and the other converted to Judaism. Today I understand the Presbyterian Church USA tradition as richly rooted and dedicated to honoring unity in diversity, meaning we don’t have to be like-minded to learn from and with one another. The more diverse a congregation is, including our understandings, beliefs, and practices, the richer the congregation. Prior to St Luke, I served at Mt Tamalpais United Methodist Church in Mill Valley and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon working with children and youth before receiving a Master of Divinity from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. I currently serve on the Committee on Ministry for the Presbytery of the Redwoods. I’ve lived in Marin County for twenty-one years, have two adult children, Morgan and Charlotte, and many friends for whom I am most grateful.


Rebecca Viebrock, Musical Director

Have a song in your heart - join our choir - or just make a song recommendation for Sunday's worship.


Joanne Trifoso, Office Administrator

Joanne is happy to assist you with any office administrative needs or with rental help. Her office hours are Monday 10:00 to 1: 30 PM, Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Wednesday 9:30 to 1:00 PM, and Thursday 10:00. to 1:00 PM.


Carlos Aruara, Sexton

We are pleased to have Carlos as part of our church organization. He helps keep our facilities beautiful. Carlos helps us to welcome visitors and is gifted in the art of hospitality as is evident with our after worship fellowship.


Jose Guarcas

Jose sets up all of our video and audio needs, is always reliable and as Jose himself says, “I love what I do.” We all love what Jose does for St Luke.


SESSION - Ruling Elders

Elders in the Presbyterian tradition are elected representatives of the congregation, elected by the congregation, to work alongside the pastor for the care of the congregation. Ruling elders meet monthly and together make up the Session of the church. These meetings oversee the administration and spiritual care of the community. Elders are ordained positions. Once an elder always an elder, however service on Session is limited to two consecutive three-year terms. 

Class of 2019
Dennis Rolstad, Mike Antieri
Class of 2020
Wayne Dickinson, George Tuttle, Beth Potillo-Miller, Erich Miller
Class of 2021
Ada Endress, John Bischoff, Michael Baranowski, Carlene McCart

Note:  John Lenser will be the Church Treasurer but will not be a currently serving Elder.


DEACONS

The Deacons at St Luke are the heart of the church. Deacons, alongside the pastor’s leadership, reach out to those in the community in need of special attention. Deacons care includes those who are sick as well as people who are unable to leave their homes for worship. The Deacons also work alongside the St Luke Outreach committee to serve the needs of the surrounding community. Deacons are also an ordained position and can serve up to two three year terms.

Class of 2019
Stacy Bischoff, Janet Smith, Wendy Quek, Jean McKechnie
Class of 2020
Rosalie Weigle
Class of 2021
Marcia Lenser, Claudionei Penha, Eliane Penha


WORSHIP COMMITTEE

The mission of our Worship and Music committee is to embrace and support our church mission – to practice love by following Jesus – through worshipping God and honoring the traditions of Word and Sacrament. As our church mission proclaims, we seek a relevant experiential understanding of the Bible through the experiences of an ancient people, who like us, were searching for a deeper relationship with God.


NEW MEMBERS AND FRIENDS COMMITTEE

The purpose of the New Member Committee is to improve outreach to potential new members through the establishment of programs to communicate with and develop potential new members for the congregation.