Our Pastor is the Rev. Frederic Marcoux. Pastor Fred Marcoux grew up in western Massachusetts and entered a monastic community as a Franciscan Friar for six years. He then left to marry a terrific singer, Lesley, and had two children. He was the Vice President of a computer programming company, but entered the Gettysburg Seminary in 1982, was ordained in 1985 and became a Lutheran minister, serving churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Retiring to western Chesterfield County in 2010, and now with five grandchildren, he came out of retirement to serve St. Luke in January 2012.
Pastor Fredrick Marcoux
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Rich Barnett , Director of Music, went to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and upon graduation with a Bachelor of Church Music, he settled in Richmond. Rich also attended VCU where he received his Master’s degree and Postgraduate Teaching Certification. Although he has served churches and schools in Virginia, New Jersey and Kentucky, Rich and his wife are happy to be back in the Richmond area! Rich just completed his first year at Charlottesville Catholic School where along with teaching K-8 General Music he directed choral concerts; the CCS instrumental ensemble “Jam Band;”and the spring musical: “Seussical, Jr.” He enjoys all types of music and has conducted choir and orchestra performances of masses by Mozart and Schubert; the “Gloria” by Vivaldi; and the sacred jazz oratorio “Tongues of Fire” with jazz great Dave Brubeck. In addition to his love of sacred choral music, Rich has also been involved in many musical theater productions as music director, actor and producer.
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Jo Blandford is serving as the Learning Ministry Consultant and her new role with St. Luke now comes with a new title, and a different set of responsibilities than when she was the Director of Christian Education a few years ago. She is a partner in ministry with the Christian Education team and the congregation. It is her goal to help us make our learning ministry programs vibrant and full, to increase participation in the learning ministry programs, and to help us provide quality Christian Education for all ages. Jo has degrees in physical education and Christian education and has served churches in Mississippi, Virginia Beach and Richmond. She has worked with St. Luke Lutheran for over 10 years and she also works with the Manakin Episcopal Church.
Tammy Hammond is our “go-to” person for anything to do with the administration of the church. Lost something? Go to Tammy. Forgotten something? Ask Tammy. Don’t know something? Find Tammy. She is also our main contact person for the church and can put you in touch with the right person to help you, if she can’t help you herself. She is available in the church office Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, through the year, except for public holidays and occasional days when the church is closed. If you call and don’t get a response, please call again, or leave a message. She may be in some other part of the church buildings and may not have heard the phone ring.
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