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.”
The Rev. Jill L. McNish, Ph.D., Assistant Priest.
The Rev. Jill L. McNish arrived at Saint Luke & The Epiphany in September, 2016. She assists at the Sunday liturgies on a part time basis. Jill graduated from Union Theological Seminary and was ordained in the Diocese of Newark in 1997 after a career practicing law. After serving parishes and teaching pastoral theology in New York and New Jersey, she came to the Diocese of Pennsylvania in 2011 and served for five years as rector of St. Stephen’s, Clifton Heights. Among other works she is the author of the highly regarded book, Transforming Shame: A Pastoral Response.
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.