Profile: Ed Karsch

Finance Committee Member 

How long have you been living in  Scituate? Since September 1999

What brought you to St. Luke’s? We searched for an Episcopal Church in the area and settled on St. Luke’s.

How many years ago? January 1, 2000.

Any family members involved here in the past or present? Yes, my spouse.

Have you done any other sorts of things here at the church? Other committees, ministries? Yes: Choir, Jr. Warden, and Treasurer.

What sorts of memories do you have of church, where ever that was, from your childhood? I was born and raised in the Episcopal Church.  Good experiences.

What three words would you use to describe your experience of St. Luke’s? (1) Busy, (2) Fun, (3) Fulfilling

Some people in leadership positions like to use their skills and training from their work or ‘secular’ life here at the church; others enjoy the opportunity to explore other parts of themselves, their interests and skills, that don’t get called upon as often in the rest of their lives. Any thoughts how you fit into this? Like a hand in a glove.

What sorts of things would you like to see for St. Luke’s over the next one to three years? Anything beyond that? Improved finances.  More people pledging, paying, and tithing.

Finally, name one thing about yourself that others might not readily know. Other responders in the past have mentioned getting their pilot’s license as a college student or work as a dog groomer…anything interesting that you might share with us? BS degree in Forest Management, MBA (Finance), 23 years working in forest management in New York State.