About St. Luke’s, its Clergy, Staff and Vestry
In 2020, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Its history is one of early struggles, determined growth, influence and vigor. Today St. Luke’s is driven by new energy and rejuvenation. At its heart is a core of dedicated faithful Christians devoted to the service of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
St. Luke’s is located in one of Dallas’ more prosperous residential communities, surrounded by retail shopping and restaurants. It is home to the Park Cities Day School, providing preschool, daycare, and infant care. It is also home to Boy Scout Troop 577, one of the most active in Dallas. The St. Mark’s School of Texas, one of the state’s highest ranked boys’ college preparatory schools, is within walking distance.
St. Luke’s has embarked upon a dynamic growth program focusing on traditional and contemporary worship, enhanced ministries to families and children, expanded music programs, with a special emphasis on children, and engaging Christian Formation to strengthen the faith of every parishioner at every stage of life.
This is an exciting time in the life of St. Luke’s, and you and your family are heartily invited to be a part of it.
The Episcopal Church
St. Luke’s is a part of The Episcopal Church in the United States and the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. The Episcopal Church in the United States (episcopalchurch.org/what-we-believe) was formally organized in Philadelphia in 1789 as the successor to the Church of England in the American colonies. With approximately 1.9 million members, the Episcopal Church is a part of the worldwide Anglican Communion which represents more than 85 million people in more than 165 countries.
The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas (edod.org) comprises 77 congregations, 23 schools, and 48 commissions, agencies, and institutions in northeastern Texas.
The Rev. Mark S. Anderson - Rector
Mark serves as the tenth rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Mark explains that one of his great joys is, “helping people understand the unimaginable love that God has for them, and then watching this realization transform their lives and their communities.”
Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Mark served at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, Florida as Curate for Children, Youth and Families and church liaison to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School. He also served as Chaplain to the Retired Clergy for the Diocese of Florida. Mark has been involved with prison ministry and served as a CPE chaplain at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida and his Master of Divinity from Yale University. He also holds a certificate in nonprofit management from Harvard University’s Extension School.
Mark spent much of his childhood in Fort Worth and in his free time enjoys reading, running, and hiking. His wife, Mary, is a dermatology resident physician at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
The Venerable Rosemary R.Trei - Archdeacon
Rosemary has served at St. Luke’s since 2009, coordinating outreach activities, visiting and praying with people in need, and leading Bible studies. Rosemary explains, "the joy of my calling is helping people see and serve Christ in those around them."
Additionally, Rosemary serves as the Archdeacon for the Diocese of Dallas, helping to coordinate efforts of dozens of deacons at over 70 churches in the diocese.
Rosemary grew up in California and graduated from Holy Names University in Oakland. She taught high school chemistry for 20 years in California and Dallas. After retiring from teaching, she studied at the Anglican School of Theology and at the Stanton Center for Ministry Formation in Dallas. She was ordained in 2009.
Rosemary and her husband, Charlie, have three children – Kelley, Tracy, and Keith – and nine grandchildren. Charlie sings in the St. Luke’s choir and is a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
Facilities Assistant – Eusebio Gutierrez
Cristina Davila and Charmaine Moody – Nursery Staff
Pat Keane, Chancellor
Stan Kirsten, Treasurer
Nancy Moore, Clerk
Mark Anderson, Rector