Charlie Albert I was born and raised in Long Beach and returned to the area in 1998 after a 30-year absence. After returning to Long Beach, I joined St. Luke’s parish and became active in the spiritual, social, and operational life of the Church. I now have been part of the St. Luke’s family for 19 years. During this time, I have worked in the Showers and Manna Meals outreach programs, and served as an Usher and as a Greeter, as a member of the Finance Committee, and as a member of the last Rector Search Committee in 2000-2001. I served as St. Luke’s Treasurer during the period of 2002 – 2008 and am a past member of the Vestry.
Rob Bellevue Rob and his late wife Agnes started attending St Luke's 15 years ago. Rob and his wife Margaret were married at St Luke's September of 2014. He has served several terms on the Vestry, has been the treasurer for 7 years, and was Sr Warden. He has two boys, Oliver and his wife Kate are both Surgeons in Seattle, and Ryan and his wife Tori live in Canberra Australia. Rob's business back ground is in Real Estate. For fun Rob travels and races cars.
Ryan Blazer Ryan and his family started attending St. Luke’s almost 2 years ago as they searched for LGBT friendly churches in the area. They wanted to “shop” around, but his spouse was clear he felt like St. Luke’s was home. Within three weeks of initially attending church, they dived head into Summer House Church and have been hooked ever since. In addition to being on the Vestry, Ryan & his spouse have been a part of the Shower Program, Gay Men’s Fellowship, and a few other ministries. Ryan currently works in the music business booking concerts and managing a few artists.
Carl Blenkin Carl has been a member of St. Luke's for 5 years and is co-chair of the 'Welcome Committee' that greets and welcomes newcomers on Sunday mornings. He also has co-chaired the Gay Pride Sunday events- Communion on the Bluff and Long Beach Pride march. Carl takes part in the life of the church and currently serving on Vestry. Carl is retired and Volunteers 3 days a week as an Information Professional at Los Angeles World Airport.
Sandra Cruz Sandra has attended St Luke’s for 5 years. She serves on the Vestry and volunteers in the shower program. Sandra works in the human services field and enjoys gardening, cooking and hiking on her days off.
Chad Foerster Chad and his family have been attending St Luke's for 7 years. He started serving the parish as an usher and has since expanded to serving on the property committee, finance committee, and vestry. He was born and raised in Maryland, came to California for college, and then never left. Chad works as a mechanical engineer and enjoys spending his free time gardening with his family.
Will Gray I am Will Gray and I have been coming to Saint Luke's with my wife Melody since 2011. I am a lifelong Episcopalian with numerous family connections to the church. Outside of church I am a high school principal.
Stephen Morris I have been attending St. Luke’s for about 10 years. My family and I love this church because of the caring hearts of the people.
Jeanette Neumann Jeanette and her family have been attending St Luke's for 13 years, participating in parish life by serving on Vestry and helping with Children's Ministry. She is native to Southern California, having spent time in western Michigan for college, and NYC before returning to So Cal. Jeanette works in aerospace and enjoys camping in her free time.
Lucille Sevigny I'm a retired Registered Nurse, as an instructor I brought my students here 5+ years ago to participate in the homeless programs. Three years ago I decided to stay as an active member of the congregation participating in health ministries, lector, property committee and serve on the vestry. I live with my spouse in Cerritos.
Anna Marie Smith Anna and her son have been at St. Luke's for 11 years. She has enjoyed being a part of the worship team and taking part in parish life. Anna works in the public library and her free time is spent trying her hand at creative activities.
Mark Wills I was born and raised in Orange County (CA) and have been at St. Luke’s for over four years. I moved to Long Beach six years ago and decided that St. Luke’s proximity to my home, its worship style, and its openness was a good fit for me. I have worked in post-secondary higher education for over 10 years in various capacities. Presently, I am the university registrar for a small, 100% online school based in Irvine.