Staff

FR. BRIAN REBHOLTZ, PRIEST IN CHARGE

Fr. Brian was called to be priest in charge at St. Luke’s in 2015. He has particular interests in prayer, liturgy, and mysticism; is passionate about parish ministry; and is committed to connecting the Gospel to the life of local communities. Fr. Brian is also a member of two devotional societies within the Episcopal Church: the Society of Catholic Priests and the Guild of All Souls. Fr. Brian is married to Dr. Catherine (Cat) Rebholtz, who is a small animal veterinarian. They are the parents of one son, Ezra, and one baby daughter, Evelyn. 

Email: priest@saintlukesauburn.org 

 

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The Rev. Bill Hefti, Deacon

Deacon Bill was introduced to the Episcopal Church in 1968 by his wife, Linda. After serving as a lay person, he was ordained as a deacon in 1985. He is involved in many community and outreach ministries including the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet, and offers the Eucharist to those who aren’t able to attend church. Linda and Bill have two daughters, Brenda and Tarajoy, and two grandsons.

Email: deaconbill@saintlukesauburn.org

The Rev. Patty Park, Deacon 

Deacon Patty and her family began attending St. Luke’s in the early 1980s, and she was baptized and confirmed here. Patty graduated from the School for Deacons in Berkeley, California, and she graduated May 2016. She is a member of the Association for Episcopal Deacons, and is a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King. Patty’s work at St. Luke’s enters on outreach ministries, and on connecting St. Luke’s to the community at large. Patty’s husband Philip has been a St. Luke’s choir member for many years.  They have two children, Andrew and Kathy, and four grandchildren.  

Email: deaconpatty@saintlukesauburn.org

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Sheri Patton, Parish Administrator 

As parish administrator, Sheri is the face and brains of our office operations! She has served St. Luke’s for more than 10 years and is instrumental in making sure the office is running, the grounds are maintained, and visitors and parishioners get the information they need to participate in life at St. Luke’s.  

Email: office@saintlukesauburn.org

 

 

 

Elaine Stephenson, Organist and Choir Director

Elaine makes worship at St. Luke’s beautiful through music. She manages our music ministries, works with the priest in charge to choose service music, and is choir director. 

Elaine is a gifted musician who began studying the organ at age 12 and began playing regularly in churches throughout northern California as an organist and accompanist at the age of 14. She is a graduate of the University of LaVerne, where she studied pipe organ performance and earned a bachelor of arts in music and a life credential in primary education.