The Rev'd Ellis T. (Tuck) Bowerfind, Rector
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.
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.