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What will you find at Christ and St. Luke's?

An Episcopal Church of the Anglican tradition (Church of England) which draws its life from the interplay of scripture, tradition and reason;

An extraordinarily beautiful, urban church in the style of an English cathedral which values beauty and excellence in worship and music; 

A refuge from judgmental religion in which you will experience intelligent Christianity that seeks to engage both the mind and the heart, inviting all perspectives into respectful conversation;

An open and affirming congregation that welcomes all as beloved and pleasing children of God, regardless of background or lifestyle;

A supportive community that cherishes children and youth and integrates them into the full life of the parish;

A people passionate about the care of this fragile creation - ever seeking new ways to foster a sustainable lifestyle;

A compassionate community which reaches out to tend the hungry, the lonely and the marginalized;

A place of pastoral care in which the laity and the ordained work together to care for the sick, the lonely, the grieving and those in pain;

A healing place where you can bring your fragility and brokenness;

A place where you can find a spiritual home. 

Clergy
The Reverend Canon Win Lewis, A.B., M.Ed., M.Div.  (Cum Laude)
Rector
 
Canon Lewis joined the staff as Time Certain Rector on September 15, 2010.  In November 2014, he was named Rector of Christ and St. Luke’s.
 
A native of Westchester, New York, Canon Lewis is a graduate of William and Mary (A.B., M.Ed.) and the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. He has also studied at St. George's College, Jerusalem, and completed the Residency Program in Pastoral Psychotherapy through the Tidewater Pastoral Counseling Services as well as the Servant Leader Formation Program which trains parish consultants.
 
Prior to being appointed as Rector of Christ and St. Luke's, Canon Lewis served as Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Southern Virginia (2003 – 2010). In this capacity, his portfolio included overseeing clergy and parish transitions in ordained leadership, the ordination process, crisis intervention and leadership development, the Fresh Start Program for clergy in transition and parish consultants. Nationally, he has served as Convener of the Transition Ministry Conference. Presently, he sits on the advisory board of the Interim Ministry Network. Canon Lewis was also a nominee for Bishop of Northern California and Bishop of Virginia.
 
He is a noted workshop leader in the areas of prayer and spirituality, as well as congregational and organizational leadership and redevelopment.  Canon Lewis has served a number of churches and offices in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. He was the founder of the Spirituality Commission for the diocese, which introduced the practice of spiritual direction into the general ministry of the diocese.
 
Canon Lewis is married to Cathy Midkiff Lewis, a local radio and television broadcaster and civic leader. They have one daughter, Anna, who recently finished Graduate Studies at the Unviersity of St. Andrew's, Scotland.
 
The Reverend Fr. Grant Stokes
 
The Reverend Fr. Grant Stokes is the Assistant Rector and is a native of Greenville County, South Carolina. Fr. Grant received a BS in Religion from Gardner-Webb University and a Master of Divinity from the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee).  Fr. Grant joined the staff of Christ and St Luke’s as a transitional deacon on June 1, 2013 and was ordained to the sacred order of priests on Holy Cross Day, 2013.
 
The Reverend Sue Crommelin-Dell
 
For many years, prior to entering seminary in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Reverend Sue Crommelin-Dell was a psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst in private practice. She is a licensed child and family therapist. Sue is an accomplished spiritual director who had an office in the old Guild House at Christ and St Luke’s, a parish building that was torn down about five years ago. She has served on the faculty of the Richmond Hill "Ruah" School of Spiritual Guidance. While in Cambridge, Sue became closely associated with the Society of St. John the Evangelist, a religious order of the Episcopal Church, off Harvard Square. She now serves as Adjunct/ Assisting Clergy at Christ and St. Luke’s Church. She lives in the Ghent area of Norfolk, with her husband Paul Dell.
 
Sue offers by appointment a contemplative space in which to have such conversations in an office located on the second floor at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in West Ghent (1009 W Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, VA 23507).
 
The Reverend Jess Stribling
 
Fr Jess Stribling has been with Christ and St. Luke's since 2006, first as an assisting priest and, since 2011, as an adjunct clergy at the seven o'clock Thursday morning Eucharist.  After serving parishes in northern Virginia and simultaneously practicing law in Washington, D.C., he and his wife, Miriam, retired to Hampton Roads in 2002 to be near their daughter and her family.
 
The Reverend James W.H. Sell, Rector Emeritus
Staff

Director of Family Ministry • Gizelle Moran
Contact Gizelle at gizelle.moran@christandstlukes.org

Parish Administrator • Karen Tanner
Contact Karen at office@christandstlukes.org. 

Assistant for Communication • Hannah Martin
Contact Hannah at hannah.martin@christandstlukes.org

Organist and Director of Music • Kevin Kwan 
Kevin joined the staff in October 2012. He is only the fifth person to hold the position since 1889. 

A native of San Francisco, Mr. Kwan received his degrees from the University of California, San Diego and the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Todd Wilson. Upon completion of his studies, Mr. Kwan served as Organ Scholar at Gloucester Cathedral. Whilst in England, he enjoyed two international tours with the Choir of Men and Boys, was featured live on BBC Radio, and played piano with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the historic Three Choirs Festival. Most recently, Mr. Kwan served as Assistant Organist at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City, where he worked daily with the renowned Choir of Men and Boys under the direction of John Scott. He also served as the Head of Instrumental Music at Saint Thomas Choir School, where he oversaw a comprehensive music education program.

As a recitalist, Mr. Kwan has performed solo recitals in many prestigious venues, including Lichfield, Truro, Bristol, Westminster and Gloucester Cathedrals, as well as Bath Abbey and Westminster Abbey. In the summer of 2010, he played before a capacity audience at Passau Cathedral, Germany. Contact Kevin Kwan at kevin.kwan@christandstlukes.org

Assistant Organist • Marjorie Setnicky 
Marjorie has a background in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (preparatory Department) and Music Education from Bowling Green State University. Marjorie studied piano with Francis Burnett, harpsichord with Dr. Vincent Corrigan and organ with Dr. Allen Shaffer. She has a large piano studio as well as Musikgarten for babies and toddlers. Marjorie is a clinician for the regional American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, performs actively with Tapestry, a small ensemble and solo-ringing performance group, and served as the conductor of the Virginia Handbell consort 2001-2003. Contact Marjorie Setnicky at marj.setnicky@christandstlukes.org.

Bookkeeper • Michelle Sturges
Contact Michelle at michelle.sturges@christandstlukes.org

Sexton • David Roberts
A lifetime resident of Chesapeake, David has served as Sexton at Christ and St. Luke's for over 25 years. He and his wife have two grown sons and David is also a basketball coach at Deep Creek High School. 

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