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About us

Welcome to

St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church!

Our parish is characterized by mutual respect and a focus on our common mission through Christian formation, worship, ministry, and service.

Worship at St. Luke's blends the ritual beauty of the classical Anglican tradition with a contemporary and progressive understanding of Christ’s liberating, unselfish love. 

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On Sunday and during the week, laypeople serve with our clergy through shared ministry, to plan, prepare and participate in our worship.

We are a liturgical church, which means we follow an ancient pattern of worship. Our worship is based in Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and includes prayer, Scripture readings, reflection, songs, and the celebration of Holy Eucharist.

While the pattern of worship remains consistent, each week is a totally new experience as we go through the church seasons and lectionary cycles. 
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our staff:

Rev. Elizabeth Duff

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Rev. Ruth Ratliff
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Rev. Liane Nichols
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Skyler Ramsey

Director of First Impressions,

Administrative Assistant

Michaela Schneider
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Kevin Sanders


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John Nocero
Janet Sanders
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Sharon Anway

Tech Minister,



Choir Director,


Betsy Zan

Senior Warden,

Vestry Member

Sue Smith

Junior Warden,

Vestry Member

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Jan Hankins


Vestry Member

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Tina Hinz

Vestry Member

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Mary Donegan-Ritter

Vestry Member

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Karen Franczyk

Vestry Member

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Marty Johnson

Vestry Member

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Jay Lees

Vestry Member

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Marnell Lyle

Vestry Member

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Rebekah Offield

Vestry Member

Jen Rasmussen

Tech Minister,

Vestry Member

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Sue Savereide

Vestry Member

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Del Turner

Office Volunteer

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Rt. Rev. Betsey

Bishop of Iowa

Our History


St. Luke’s was founded in 1855, the fourth Christian body to be organized in Cedar Falls. 

The records, carefully preserved through the years, tell of faith, dedication, success and setbacks, which to a large degree represent the changing social and economic picture of the community itself. After assuring an ongoing congregation in its formative decades, the people responded to outreach missions raised up through the years, including but not limited to: civil rights, college and international students, Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, safe church concerns, environmental issues, inclusiveness, hospitality, and community engagement through serving those who are marginalized. St. Luke’s has emerged as a vibrant, open, worshiping community welcoming everyone into its midst.

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