WHO WE ARE
St. Luke’s was founded in 1885. Since 1906, we have been located in the heart of South Evanston at the corner Hinman and Lee. We are comprised of nearly 500 members oriented around the mission of proclaiming the love and healing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We intend to be a place of spiritual growth for all of our members and a community of people who seek to make a Christian witness in society.
St. Luke’s is a constituent member of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, which is comprised of 125 churches in the northern third of the state of Illinois. The Diocese of Chicago is a member of The Episcopal Church, which is comprised of around two million members in 110 dioceses and 10 different countries. The Episcopal Church is a part of the global Anglican Communion, which is comprised of roughly 85 million members in 38 autonomous churches (e.g. Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Church of Australia, Anglican Church of the West Indies) that maintain a relationship with the Church of England. This expanding circle of relationship is a source of strength and unity, and helps us remain deeply connected with faithful Christians around our city, country, and world.
We welcome all to full participation and leadership, regardless of race, age, gender, or sexual orientation.
Rector and Assisting Clergy
Jeannette is a native Californian, who did her undergraduate work in architecture and design at California Polytechnic State University, eventually becoming a museum exhibit designer on the east coast. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. and was ordained in the diocese of Vermont. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Congregational Development from Seabury Institute in June 2004. She served churches in New Jersey before arriving at St. Luke’s.
Her passion for building has translated to parish ministry where she has taken leadership in congregations following conflict and successfully led re-built community as well as the physical campus and institutional life of the church. Since 2004, St. Luke’s has re-shaped the staff and done extensive renovation of its beautiful campus.
Jeannette also serves the wider diocese and fellow clergy by mentoring, teaching, leading clergy colleague groups, and served as area dean. She works with community organizers and social workers in the Chicagoland through Art of Hosting.
Jeannette and wife, Diane, live in the neighborhood. Diane is active in Restorative Justice Listening Circles in elementary schools. If it’s sailing season, the Lake calls, and Jeannette enjoys her own restoration on her sailboat sailing around the incredible Lake Michigan.
Kat helps connect the community of St. Luke’s to the broader world of faith and the public square. Her writing, preaching, and teaching explores how to be people of faith in this time and place.She is host and producer of The Holy Holy Podcast, an interfaith program on life’s large questions bringing together secular leaders with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian voices. The show was developed in response to an increase interfaith couples and families at St. Luke’s. She is the author of Bubble Girl: An Irreverent Journey of Faith (Chalice, 2013), which puts Christian systematic theology into an accessible, narrative form for personal and group reflection on how our stories are wrapped up in God’s story.
Outside of St. Luke’s, Kat works in fundraising consulting for large non-profit organizations. She was ordained a priest at St. Luke’s in 2012. She holds a Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music, a certificate in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, and a BA in religious studies, also from Yale. She is also a 2016-2017 Emerging Christian Leaders fellow with the Duke Divinity Leadership Education program. She and her husband live in Chicago.
The Rev. Mark A. McIntosh is currently the inaugural holder of Loyola University’s endowed professorship in Christian Spirituality, having previously served as Van Mildert Professor of Divinity at Durham University, U.K. and canon residentiary of Durham Cathedral. He is married to Anne Nagle McIntosh and their children Liza and Nathan are currently in graduate school and college respectively. Mark’s area of academic interest is the relationship between theology and Christian spirituality, with degrees in history and in theology from Yale, Oxford, and the University of Chicago. He served as canon theologian to the 25th Presiding Bishop and as chaplain to the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church
Rector and Assisting Clergy
Staff and Volunteers
- Mr. Andrew Lewis, Choirmaster
- Dr. Christine Kraemer, Organist
- Lucy Jenkins, Executive Assistant
- Meg Parks, Bookkeeper
- Jodi White-Jones, Floral/Gardens Coordinator
- Selver Hasanovic, Sexton (ext. 31)
- David Spencer, Parish Register (ext. 31)
- Susan Dove Lempke, Children’s Formation
- Becky Strehlow, Children’s Formation