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 two daughters, Evelyn and Eliana.
A lifelong Episcopalian, Mthr. Jana had been an active member of St. Luke’s for four years before becoming a postulant for Holy Orders and leaving for seminary in September of 2015. She was ordained to the priesthood on August 26, 2018 at St. Luke’s. Her ministry focus includes outreach and evangelism, welcoming newcomers, and pastoral care. Mthr. Jana lives in Auburn with her husband Eric, a former Vestry member, who participates in the St. Luke’s Choir and EFM class, and their son, Jeff, who attends college.
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.
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.
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.
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, is choir director, and organist.
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.
Bruce is responsible for overseeing work on St. Luke's buildings and grounds to keep our campus beautiful and functional. He manages basic repairs and maintenance as well as consulting on bigger projects. Bruce and his wife Janette have been members of St. Luke's since 1982. They have two daughters, Charlotte and Natalie, and eight grandchildren.