The Rev. Rodger C. Broadley, Rector.
The Rev. Rodger C. Broadley has been the rector (pastor) of the congregation since the early 1980s. Graduating with a Masters of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was ordained in 1978. After several years in a large suburban congregation he came to Saint Luke & The Epiphany as the assistant. Under his leadership the church has gone through major transformations including the early gentrification of the neighborhood, the AIDS crisis, an increasing need for community space beyond Sunday worship, and the current growth of both the student population and suburbanites returning to the city.
Rodger is active at The Episcopal Church’s national level, serving for the past fifteen years as a clergy representative to the National Convention. In the Diocese of Pennsylvania he chairs the Commission on Ministry and recently completed ten years as a board member and officer of both Episcopal Community Services and the residential hospice, Calcutta House.
Rapid changes in Center City are creating new energies and new challenges. Rodger says that he’s never bored. “Helping a dynamic faith community emerge and grow is phenomenally fascinating, encouraging, and hard.”
Emily Papke-Larson, Seminarian.
Emily is from Bemidji, Minnesota and is currently a second year student at United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Her family includes her wife, Emily Powers, an aquatic biologist and their dog Oscar, a collie lab mix.
Jonathan M. Bowen, Organist and Choirmaster.
Jonathan Bowen has served as our Organist and Choirmaster since September, 1991. He earned a B.M. degree in church music from Westminster Choir College, studying organ with Robert Carwithen and choral conducting with Melanie Jacobson.
Mr. Bowen is a substitute organist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and traveled with them on their U.S. Tour in the autumn of 2001. From 1992-96 he was an assistant organist on the world’s largest pipe organ, the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ in what is now Macy’s Philadelphia. Mr. Bowen has also been the Organist and Choirmaster at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel since 2004. In addition he has worked with Brantley A. Duddy Pipe Organs assisting on installations, regulating, voicing and tuning.
Linda Boyce, Parish Administrator.
Victor Psoras, Sexton.