Sundays 8am + 1030am

Wednesdays 6pm

99 Wells Ave S

Renton, WA 98057

(425) 255-3323

  • Annual Meeting

    January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    St. Luke’s Church gathers for its annual ministry meeting January 29, 2017, at noon. This is a time to hear of the great work accomplished in 2016 and to look forward to our common ministry in the coming year. There is much to share, so please be there. At the Annual Meeting we elect new vestry


Holy Eucharist

We celebrate our lives in Christ, proclaiming an authentic faith for real people. Through ritual, song, prayer, scripture, silence, beauty, and communion, we proclaim God’s love for all.

Vesper Mass

This intimate, meditative liturgy begins with the Episcopal evening office (Evening Prayer) and continues with communion. We gather in the sanctuary (altar area) of the church for this half-hour liturgy. A half-hour of silent meditation begins at 5:30 pm.

Seasonal Liturgies

St. Luke’s offer four special evening liturgies in marking the Spring Equinox (Spring Afresh), Summer Solstice (Sol.), Fall Equinox (Re:Turn), and Winter Solstice. These are liturgies of story, chant, and music.


8am + 1030am






Altar honoring our AncestorsStewardship BrunchBlessing of the AnimalsRe:Turn LiturgyCamping TripFierce ConversationsPentecost Coffee HourEasterShrove Tuesday
This community altar in our church celebrates and commemorates our ancestors. The tradition of setting aside time to honor the ancestors is found in cultures throughout the world (e.g. All Souls, Dia de los Muertos, Samhain). On Friday, Oct. 7, St. Luke’s community gathered for a potluck and an evening of building a community altar to celebrate our ancestors and our time with them. People brought trinkets, photos, artwork, tokens, prose, and poetry to place on the altar in memory of their departed loved ones.
St. Luke’s Vestry hosted our annual Fall Campaign Brunch with members of the Man-2-Man men’s group as chefs.
At noon on October 2, we hosted a Blessing of the Animals in Jones Park, complete with blessings and treats for all pets and people. This was our fourth annual Blessing of the Animals.
Our quarterly liturgy for the autumnal equinox, Re:Turn, took place on Friday, September 16th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 17th at 5 p.m. The music team included Jack Barben, Charles Rus, Chuck Hamilton, and others. The Crown and Thistle Pub was open in St. Timothy’s chapel before and after both liturgies, serving craft beer, wine, and other beverages. You can hear a recording here.




Our Art

About Us

Kevin Pearson

Kevin has been a priest for more than 20 years, serving congregations in Seattle, Chicago, and San Francisco before coming to St. Luke’s in the spring of 2004. In addition to his work at St. Luke’s, he serves as chaplain at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Kevin holds a doctorate from San Francisco Theological Seminary, writing in the field of worship and transcendent experience.  Sermon Archive


sally-carlsonSally Carlson

Sally has spent most of her life in the Seattle area, where she led a 30-year career the architectural and interior design industry. She retired from that field, though, to devote her time and energy as a deacon in the church. Sally is a certified spiritual director and works with itinerant street clientele. She has also founded two feeding programs on Vashon Island.

german-vergaraGerman Vergara
Property Manager

German maintains the church’s buildings and grounds. He holds degrees in journalism from Universidad de Colima and in law from Universidad Michoacana (UMSNH). He is also a master carpenter ( and a skilled pastoral presence.

josh-delacyJosh deLacy
Social Media Director and Administrator

Josh deLacy lives in Seattle, Washington, where he climbs cliffs, summits mountains, and builds websites. NPR called him a modern-day Jack Kerouac after he hitchhiked 7,000 miles across the United States, and a few dozen surprised drivers told him he didn’t smell bad. Since that experience, he found homes in the Pacific Northwest, the Episcopal Church, and Calvin College’s the post calvin. Josh deLacy’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as The Emerson Review, Front Porch Review, and Perspectives. His website:

2013-08-05 16.58.16Jack Barben III
Director of Music

Jack is an accomplished musician and choir director who has served churches and schools in the Bay Area and Seattle. He is one of those rare musicians who is classically trained and also understands the cutting edge of modern church music in which music unites and builds a community. Jack, his partner Kopi, and their 3-month-old daughter Erowyn are in the process of relocating to Seattle.

Janet Campbell
Priest Associate

Janet is the Canon Liturgist for the Diocese of Olympia, a role that often takes her to other congregations throughout the Diocese. She finds her spiritual home at St. Luke’s.

Susan Dean
Priest Associate

Susan serves as Executive Director of Underhill House, a nonprofit designed to be a quiet place to pray in downtown Seattle. She also serves as a spiritual director.

  • Victor Bright, Stewardship
  • Tom Cashman, Strategic Planning
  • Roger Flores, Communication
  • Mark Fredericksen, Senior Warden, Learning & Service
  • Jennifer Harold, Stewardship, Membership – Major Events
  • Jim Teays, Stewardship
  • Kevin Pearson, Rector, Worship
  • Nicole Torres, Junior Warden, Membership – Hospitality and Development
Our Vision is to be a community of…
we awaken to the beauty of the world and God’s song in our hearts


we learn to be whole people in body, mind, and spirit


we give ourselves for the good of God’s creation


Godly Play

Godly Play Our Montessori-style Sunday School. Each preschool and school-age classroom has a story-teller and a gatekeeper, and they meet during the 1030am liturgy.

Contact: Theresa Schaefer: (206) 355-3751 or

Sundays @ 1030am


choirOur choir supports the congregation by singing hymns, service music, and anthems. Rehearsals also aim to develop our singers’ musicianship, both individually and as a group. We are an always-open community of singers.

Contact: Jack Barben III:

Sundays @ 8am + 1030am

Community Garden

community-gardenProvides fresh vegetables to Renton’s Food Bank and flowers for St. Luke’s Altar. All who are interested are enthusiastically welcome to participate, either during garden work parties or individually when the spirit moves you.

Contact: Mark Fredericksen: 425-652-2450 or


Living Compass

A Living Compass small group lasts six weeks. Six to eight people and a facilitator bring each other closer to a life of wholeness and wellness.








Contact: Mark Fredericksen: 425-652-2450 or

Various Meeting Times

Aged Spirits


Self-defined “elders,” or anyone available for daytime outings, talks, luncheons, and activities. All ages can join this adventurous group. We often need drivers.








Contact: Kevin Pearson: (206) 954-1026 or

3rd Wednesdays @ 11am

Women’s Spirituality Group

Gathers for prayer, discernment, learning, conversation, and support on the third Sunday of the month from 9 – 10am. All women are welcome.

Contact: Susan Bonilla-Centeno: (206) 799-5490 or

3rd Sundays @ 9am

Men’s Group


Meets for a simple supper and conversation on the last Thursday of each month at 6:45 pm in the Guild Hall.

Contact: Christopher Evans (206) 931-0951

Last Thursdays @ 645pm

Warm Up

warm-upsProvides food and shelter for those who need to warm up, be in community, and enjoy coffee and a simple breakfast. Organized by REACH, and hosted at Harambee.

Contact: Leigh Weber:

Mondays, Wednesdays, + Thursdays @ 8am


ARISE Rotating homeless men’s shelter co-founded by REACH and St. Luke’s. Travels to a different Renton Parish each month. St. Luke’s provides hospitality when we are a host church, and we provide meals at other times.

Contact: Sally Cummings: (425) 228-1871


Thursday Supper

thursday-supperProvides a hot meal for the Renton community on the second Thursday of each month. Part of REACH’s Community Suppers Program at the Salvation Army.

Contact: Deacon Sally Carlson: (206) 390-9249

Second Thursdays @ 530pm



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Flowers, Candles, and Coffee Hour

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Commitment Card

An ongoing pledge to support St. Luke’s


Make a gift to St. Luke’s

What happens to the money?
100 percent of your financial gift goes directly to St. Luke’s ministry and mission. Our treasurers are volunteer parishioners who accept no fees for their administration of parish funds. Parish expenses are most always greater than the funds we receive in pledges; thus, all of your pledge is applied to current, budgeted ministry expenses.
How do I make a gift?
We gladly accept all gifts for the work and ministry of St. Luke’s. You may make a one-time gift by clicking the link to the left. You may send a check in the mail or make and offering (cash, check, or credit/debit card) at church. You may also set up a repeating gift through your bank or by clicking the link to the left.
What is a pledge? Why is it helpful to pledge rather than give?
A pledge is a commitment to support St. Luke’s at a certain, regular dollar figure throughout the year. Pledges may be made at any time in the year. Pledges let us budget based on what you and other parishioners commit to offer, allowing allow the parish leadership to be better stewards of parishioner gifts through our planning process.
What is St. Luke’s Legacy Society?
St. Luke’s Legacy Society consists of parishioners who have included a gift to St. Luke’s in their estate. We are normally able to receive liquid and non-liquid gifts. Please contact the rector or a member of St. Luke’s Endowment Committee about making such a gift. Those who indicate on their pledge cards that they have made a Legacy gift to St. Luke’s will be enrolled in St. Luke’s Legacy Society, as well as in the Bishop’s Society of the Diocese of Olympia.