The Rev. Louis "Luke" Jernagan (M.Div. 2006, STM 2008) has accepted a call to serve as the 15th Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in St. Louis, MO., beginning May 26. Luke is married to the Rev. Hopie Welles Jernagan (Class of 2008) and a current member of the GTS Board of Trustees. She will join Luke in St. Louis with their two young daughters, Hope and Maude, after completing her service as Chaplain at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, Florida.
Luke was previously Associate Rector for Mission and Development at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and has also served parishes in Alabama and New York.