Pastor Luke grew up in Kansas City as the son of two pastors (both mother and father)! Luke's call to the ministry started in the world of music. For 6 years Luke was the leader of Christian Rock band, "Don't Know Dorothy." He then went on to work in production and audio before God called Luke to full-time ministry in the church! Luke has served as worship pastor, youth leader, and associate pastor before coming to St. Luke Joy. Luke is married to his wife Jamie. They have 2 daughters - Norah and Emmi Rose.
Some hobbies Luke enjoys are; frisbee, hiking, The Kansas City Chiefs, reading, writing, and taking Norah to the Park!
Luke's favorite books: "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction" by Eugene Peterson, "Desiring God" by John Piper, "The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and anything by C.S. Lewis!
Luke received his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from MidAmerica Nazarene University, his Master of Divinity from Mid-Western Baptist Theological Seminary, and a completion of the "M.A.P." program via Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Children's Ministry Director
I grew up in a church in small-town Michigan. After serving at a camp in England, God opened the door for me to attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Through my upbringing and different ministry experiences, God has enabled me to serve many children including children with special needs. My amazing husband, Jacob, and I are blessed with two sons, Samuel and Zechariah. We are humbled that God would use us to reach those who are marginalized and equip families to raise passionate Jesus followers. I am so excited to have the privilege of being part of Glenhaven Church and serving kids and their families in this community with all of you.