Leadership

Noah Herren

Pastor

Staff NoahHerronPastor Noah was ordained and installed at St. Luke on February 28, 2020. He grew up in a small town outside of Birmingham, AL and earned a degree in Financial Planning from the University of Alabama. After working for banks and financial institutions for a decade, Noah felt the call to ministry while participating in a new church start-up in Birmingham.

Noah attributes his passion for ministry and spirituality to his own journey of reconciling multiple theologies and his experience as a transgender man raised in the deep South. He graduated from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in August 2017, and has taken courses at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, SC) and Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago, IL). Following seminary, Noah completed a one-year chaplain residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Since then has worked in a variety of marginal contexts serving as a teacher in a theology certificate program, guitar player at a bar church, and chaplain at a women’s prison and community service center. Before coming to St. Luke, he had the opportunity to experience life in the Midwest as Vicar at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL.

In his downtime you will find him reading, cooking, enjoying nature, watching movies, making playlists, playing guitar, writing, and spending time with his two teenage sons.

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Jonathan DeLoach

Organist/Music Director

Staff Jonathan DeLoachJonathan has been at St. Luke since August 2015. After undergraduate studies in piano, organ and music history at Florida State University, he earned a Master of Sacred Music degree in organ performance from Emory University and the Candler School of Theology. He served as a church musician to several Lutheran and United Methodist congregations in the Atlanta area before coming to St. Luke. He also performs on recorder with local period-instrument chamber ensembles and orchestras.

Michelle McConnell

Office Manager

Staff Michelle McConnellMichelle is from Washington state and has a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University with a degree in Architectural Interior Technologies. She is the mother of one son, Tristan.

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Council

Council PRES Mark Freitag

Mark Freitag
President

Council VP Helen Davis

Helen Davis
Secretary

Council Secretary Barb Shaeffer

Kim Donina
At-Large Member

Council Treasurer Al Lindseth

Al Lindseth
Treasurer

Council At Large Meredith Kalman

Meredith Kalman
At-Large Member

Council At Large Daniel Quiggin

Daniel Quiggin
Vice President