St. Luke Lutheran Church

Grounded in Christ – Growing in Community

Staff Info

Our Staff


Our Pastor is the Rev. Joshua Menke. Pastor Josh grew up in various communities in South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota and has degrees from Yale University and the University of Chicago Divinity School. Passionate about equitable education, he was formerly a high school math teacher at a tribally-run school on the Pine Ridge Reservation. His time in the classroom and as a supervisory park ranger at Badlands National Park eventually kindled a call to ministry (a story he’d love to share with you). Pastor Josh previously served as pastor in North Texas and he is energized by helping others discover where God is at work in their lives and in the world. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, playing trombone, and watching Minnesota Twins baseball.

Pastor Joshua Menke

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11-10-17 new Rich Barnett picRich 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!  He is the music teacher at All Saints Catholic School in Richmond where he teaches JK-8 music and directs the school choir; “Jam Band;” and spring musical.  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.

Rich Barnett

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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.

Tammy Hammond

Church Administrator

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