Leadership

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace”
1 Peter 4:10

Our Rector, The Right Reverend Dr. Alexander (“Hendy”) Webb 

The Right Reverend Dr. Alexander (“Hendy”) Webb was born on 19 October 1951 and raised in Southern New York State. He was educated at Amherst College (Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts), The General Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Antioch University (Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Doctor of Psychology [all but dissertation]), and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Therapy).

He was ordained Deacon in 1978 and Priest in 1979 in the Episcopal Church. He served congregations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before moving to the Anglican Church in America in 2011. In February of 2017 he was consecrated as Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of the Northeast and is presently Rector of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Amherst, NH. He is Dean of the New Hampshire Deanery, a member of the Board of Examining Chaplains and a delegate to the ACA Executive Council and National Synod. He has served as Dean of Logos House of Theological Studies and later as Interim Dean and President. He has taught courses in Ethics and Moral Theology, as well as mentoring several Logos House students.

Associate Priest and Missionary to Jakarta, Indonesia, Father James Long

Father James Long is associate priest and missionary to Jakarta, Indonesia under the sponsorship of St. Luke’s parish and the Diocese of the Northeast. Father Long was ordained to the priesthood on All Saints Day, November 1, 2016, after having been a pastor in several congregations of the Reformed Church in North America. He is currently the priest in charge of Providence Anglican Church of Jakarta and also ministers in an English speaking school for children.

Minister of Music, John Leslie

Having retired from a career as a computer programmer and Internet Service Provider, John Leslie now finds the time to concentrate on his first love: Music. Raised in a family which gathered weekly for string quartets, John started piano lessons at age five, and was playing Mozart piano quartets with the string players by the time he graduated high school. Attending Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon) as a physics major, he could always be found at a piano in the College of Fine Arts when they kicked students out at midnight.

As a draftee, he spent the entire two years at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, mostly working night shifts while spending his days at the base Sunday School complex or at the base library. After the Army, he attended Grace Church in Manchester, NH, where he served as Organist while replacing their old Kilgen organ with a mechanical-action Andover Organ and trying to build a harpsichord in the basement. Leaving Grace Church during the late 1970’s, he landed in St. Luke’s Anglican Church of Amherst, NH, sharing Organist duties. After our church building was constructed, he started building the two-manual-and-pedal virtual pipe organ we use today.
   

Choir Director, Sonya DiPietro

Sonya DiPietro is a music therapy and psychology student at Anna Maria College. She has studied music from a young age, and now delights in sharing her learning with private piano students and the St. Luke’s choir. She has had the opportunity to serve on the Executive Board for the Anna Maria College choir, and hopes to further her study of choral music and conducting during her remaining education.

As choir director, she works closely with the Minister of Music and singers to cultivate a constructive and healthy rehearsal. Rehearsals are normally held before the 10:00 service, where the choir learns a Psalm in Anglican chant to be sung during the service. This enables the congregation to hear a wide repertoire of Anglican chant settings and Psalms over the course of a year. Sonya works to help singers continue to grow in their singing ability, as well as enjoy the message that is sung in praise to God each week.
   

Vestry:

  • Doug Sleeper, Senior Warden
  • Ed Fasci, Junior Warden
  • Jason DiPietro
  • William Dunn
  • Colyer Garre
  • Alice Kysar

What is a Vestry?

The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Vestry members are elected at the annual parish meeting. There are two wardens – the senior warden who leads the parish and is a support person for the rector, and the junior warden who has the responsibility for church property and buildings. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.

Officers

  • Richard Harris, Treasurer

  • Charlie Dodd, Asst. Treasurer

  • John Leslie, Clerk

Ministries

  • Jennifer Coppins, Altar Guild

  • Carol Blodgett, Altar Guild

  • Alice Kysar, Healing and Prayer

  • Bill Hammond, Podcasts

 

P.O. Box 131
3 Limbo Lane Amherst, NH 03031
Phone: 603.672.6054
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Sunday Services

8:30am - Holy Eucharist

10:00am - Holy Eucharist

Weekday Services

Tuesday at 5:45pm
  - Soup and Bible Study

Thursday at 11:00am
  - Eucharist

Saturday at 11:00am
  - Bible Study