Staff

 

St. Luke's is blessed to have the dedication of a talented team. Meet the people who lead our parish community spiritually, musically, educationally, administratively, and organizationally.

Priest-in-Charge

THE REVEREND NATASHA STEWART

Rev. Natasha has a BA in Philosophy from The University of North Carolina at Asheville, and a Masters of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary in New York City. She was ordained a Deacon in 2005 and a priest on January 7, 2006. She is the President of the Board of Directors for the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center, and co-chairs the Addiction Ministry of the Diocese of MA. She lives with her two children, along with a hedgehog, a cat, and two guinea pigs. If she had free time, she would probably just sleep and binge watch Netflix, but she would like to think she would do yoga, bake, sew, craft, go for walks, garden, fish, and spend time at the beach. 

Deacon

THE REVEREND DEACON PHIL FLAHERTY

Rev. Phil is a retired Registered Nurse, and was ordained to the diaconate in 2016. He is a certified spiritual director, co-convener of South Shore Deanery and Missioner for Lifespan Ministry with Older Adults, a mission of our diocese. He is a resident of Scituate, lives with his wife Connie, his dog Billy, and an assortment of cats.  For entertainment he enjoys hiking in Whitney Woods, poking about in the garden, and of course daily walks with Billy.

Administrative Assistant

MARTHA TANSEY

Martha has been part of the St. Luke's community for nearly 12 years, working in the office to support clergy, the vestry, and parishioners. Although not by street terms a "townie", she grew up in Scituate and raised her two daughters here, following a brief stint in Washington, DC after receiving a degree in Government from Smith College. Martha's career experiences include work in a law firm, management of a small advertising agency, and running her own ad business for 13 years. A lover of literature, she enjoys working part time at Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Martha is an active parishioner of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Scituate, serving two terms on the Parish Council, as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, an Altar Server, and Greeter. Outside of church, some of Martha's favorite activities include trail running with her dog, rowing, and taking a refreshing dip in the ocean, once a month - all year round!

Director of Music Programs

JEAN ANDERSON COLLIER

Jean Anderson Collier likes music, animals, food (almost any kind will do), teaching, hiking, attempting to speak foreign languages, and working as the organist and choir director at St. Luke’s. She does not like telemarketers, racists, mean people, sushi, cactuses, or trying to remember passwords. She loves her dog Mocha, her cat Scarlet, her fiancé David, her many friends and family members, and her house in West Roxbury. She gets paid money to be a vocal coach and professor at Boston Conservatory and at New England Conservatory. She has never been in jail, although once she was detained briefly by the Italian coast guard.

Director of  Youth Music Programs

DEBORAH CARLETON

Debbie coordinates youth music, including the Young Adult Choir, at St. Luke's. More about Debbie, coming soon ...

Director of  Christian Education

LAUREN SCHLEGEL

Lauren leads the St. Luke's Christian Education program at St. Luke's Church. She grew up in Scituate and attended St. Luke's as a child.  St. Luke's holds a special place in her heart as she has celebrated many milestones here, including baptism, confirmation, and her wedding.  She graduated from Boston College in 2003 and is a former eighth grade math and special education teacher in Chelsea, MA.  Lauren is thrilled to be living back in Scituate with her husband, Steve, and their three children, Allison, Catherine and Matthew.  She is at home full time with her children and is excited to be back at St. Luke's Church raising them in Christian faith.  Lauren loves leading the church school and looks forward to connecting with families each Sunday. 

Sexton

ALICE PIRES

Alice is responsible for keeping the St. Luke's Church building tidy and welcoming to the many guests and parishioners who visit each week. St. Luke's is thankful for the care and thoughtfulness she puts into her work at the church.

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