Father Mike Watson. The Rev. Michael Watson has served in parishes in this area for the past six years. First as a Seminarian at St. Luke’s in Katonah for three years, then as a Ministry Assistant at St. Paul’s in Riverside, Ct for a year; then as Ministry Assistant and Deacon at St. Mark’s in Mount Kisco. He comes to us after his ordination to the Priesthood on September 15, 2018. Father Mike was a trial lawyer in Texas for twenty-five years, and then a Law Professor and Law Book author. After moving with his family to New York in 2004, he began his ministry as a mission trip leader, and then began study for his Master of Divinity degree, which he obtained from General Theological Seminary in Manhattan in 2014
The Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche. Bishop Dietsche was installed as the 16th Bishop of New York on February 2, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. He was elected by the clergy and lay representatives of the parishes of the diocese at a special election convention held at the Cathedral on November 19, 2011. and consecrated a Bishop in March, 2012. From then until February 2 he served as Bishop Coadjutor alongside Bishop Sisk, the 15th Bishop
From 2001 until his election as Bishop Coadjutor, he served as Canon for Pastoral Care in the diocese – a position in which he was responsible for the pastoral care of the clergy and their family. Before that he was for eleven years the rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Prior to his ordination, Bishop Dietsche was a freelance graphic designer and cartoonist – and he continues to this day to produce award-winning cartoons for the Episcopal New Yorker!
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin. Bishop Shin was elected to be the diocese’s new bishop suffragan on December 7, 2013, at a special election convention held at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and was consecrated at the Cathedral on Saturday May 17, 2014.
Born in South Korea, Allen K. Shin and his family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1972, where he attended Gonzaga College High School, a Jesuit school for boys. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1983, majoring in Music/Vocal Performance. He then spent four years in New York City working as a professional singer, before taking up a position as a choir director at a Korean Episcopal church in Chicago. Having gone through the discernment process in Chicago, Shin studied for his Master of Divinity degree at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1996. He was ordained to the diaconate in the Diocese of Chicago in June of that year, and to the priesthood in the Diocese of New York that December. Also in 1996, he was called as Curate/Assistant to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City, where he remained until 2001, at the same time taking up the position of Assistant Officer, Episcopal Asiamerica Ministry at Episcopal Church Center, which he held until 1999. In 2001, he earned the degree of Master of Sacred Theology from the General Theological Seminary. He then went to England, where from 2002 to 2005 he pursued post-graduate studies in Patristic Studies at the University of Oxford. During the course of his studies, he also held the position of Honorary Assistant Priest at All Saints Church, Margaret Street, London. He then remained at the University of Oxford from 2005 to 2010 as Fellow and Chaplain of Keble College. Shin returned from England to the United States in 2010, to take up the position of Rector of St. John’s Church, Huntington, NY, in the Diocese of Long Island.
The Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool. Rev. Glasspool came to the Diocese of New York as Assistant Bishop in April, 2016. Previously she had been Suffragan Bishop of Los Angeles (elected December 2009, consecrated May 2010). She was born on Staten Island, raised in Goshen, NY, where her father, Douglas Murray Glasspool, served as rector of St. James’ Church until his death in 1989, and graduated Bachelor of Arts Magna cum Laude from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA in 1976; earned her Master of Divinity from Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA in 1981; was ordained a deacon in June 1981 by Bishop Paul Moore, Jr. of New York; and in March 1982 was ordained a priest by Bishop Lyman Ogilby of Pennsylvania. From 1981 to 1984, she served as assistant to the rector, and later interim priest-in-charge, of St. Paul’s Church, Philadelphia, moving from there to be rector of St. Luke’s and St. Margaret’s Church, Boston, where she remained until 1992. She then moved to the Diocese of Maryland, first as rector of St. Margaret’s Church in Annapolis (1992-2001) and then, until her election in 2009 as suffragan bishop of Los Angeles, as Canon to the Bishops in the diocese.
Joyce Ottinger, Director of Music and Lester Ottinger, Organist. Saint Luke’s has an active choir program led by our music director Joyce Ottinger. The choir rehearses Sunday Mornings before service, and supplies music for services from September to early June. At Saint Luke’s we embrace a wide range of musical styles. With our von Beckerath organ and Steinway concert Grand piano, Saint Luke’s is a very special place for music!
Janet Repman, Parish Administrator
Debra Ramnarace, Bookeeper
Santos Cardona, Sexton