The Rev'd Ellis T. (Tuck) Bowerfind, Rector
Rev. Tuck is taking a sabbatical from June 5 to November 4, 2017.
Tuck Bowerfind was ordained a priest in 1992 in the Diocese of Ohio where he served at St. Paul’s Cleveland Heights until 1999. In 2003, after four years at Saint Mary’s, Barnstable, Tuck accepted the call to be the seventh rector of Saint Luke’s. Tuck’s passion is building up the church and responding to the needs of the community. His wife Delea is a social worker and teacher currently working at Saint Stephen’s / Saint Agnes, daughter Dorothy is a freshman at St. John's College, daughter Elizabeth is a student at West Potomac High School and active in Saint Luke's youth ministry, son George is at VTech, and daughter Tiffany is a lawyer in Alexandria where she lives with her husband Matt and their son Archer.
Grace grew up all over the country but always made her home in the Episcopal Church. She attended Sewanee for college where she majored in English and Art History. After college she served at Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, CT as their Youth Director for three years. From there she went to Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Grace graduated from Seminary in May 2015 and was ordained shortly after. She is excited to serve the children, youth and families of Saint Luke’s. She has always been committed to helping children and youth grow in their faith. She believes that children have an innate gift of faith and that being around that is the greatest gift. Grace lives in Alexandria with her husband David Pratt and their son James, and of course their very spoiled miniature dachshund, Arthur.
Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Mike attended Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. He graduated from Colgate University in 1958 and Virginia Seminary in 1965. During his priesthood he has served 14 parishes in six dioceses for more than 45 years of parish ministry, including 17 years as a trained, professional interim priest. He has spent two tours at Saint Luke's, first in 1986 through 1987 and again in 2001 to now.
Mike lives in Falls Church with Patsy, his wife of 55 years. They have four children and and six grandchildren. Summers are spent at National's Park in Washington, D.C. and at their lakeside cabin near the coast of Maine.
Kate has been a professional church musician for over ten years and has performed as a recitalist and collaborative musician throughout the Baltimore/DC and Milwaukee areas. An accomplished pianist, organist, choirmaster, and soprano, Kate believes that the variety she offers as a musician brings a richness and diversity to worship that mirrors the manner in which most people listen to and connect with music today. Kate has devoted the past few years to continuing education as an organist. Before that, she earned a bachelor of music at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where she double-majored in classical piano and voice. She holds a master of arts from the University of Maryland, where she spent seven years teaching musicology courses. She is thrilled to be the newest staff member at St. Luke’s and hopes to inspire others to be part of its music ministry.