Rev. Peter Munson - Interim Priest
The Rev. Peter Munson has been a priest for almost 30 years, serving all of that time in the Diocese of Colorado, prior to coming to St. Luke’s. Most recently he served as the interim rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Aspen. In 2019, he quit his job as the rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Boulder to pursue a calling he heard in 2008 - to walk across the United States, speak and write along the way, and raise money for four different organizations that serve children. He completed that 3,377-mile project - 6 Million Steps for Kids - in mid-November 2019, having walked from Charleston, South Carolina to San Francisco, California.
Peter has a B.A. in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado, a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, and an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. He also completed interim ministry training in 2019 with the Interim Ministry Network.
Peter's wife, Julia, died in April 2022. She was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a therapist and coach for over 30 years. They have two adult children. Zach is the social worker at Northeast College Prep, a K-8 public charter school in Minneapolis, and is married to Jordan, a special education teacher at the same school. Hannah is a 5th-grade teacher in Orting, Washington. Peter and Julia have a home in Arvada, Colorado (in the Denver area).
Peter is an avid hiker, has backpacked the 500-mile Colorado Trail, and climbed 47 of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. He is also a huge baseball fan. His passions as a priest include preaching, writing meditations on scripture, leading groups in Lectio Divina (a contemplative way of listening to the Spirit through Holy Scripture), and being present with parishioners during the various celebrations, transitions, and challenges of life.
For the past 10+ years, Julia and Peter taught relationship practices that help create healthy church communities.
You can call him at 303-908-5521 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Claudia Giacoma - Assisting Priest
The Rev. Claudia Giacoma is the Assisting Priest at St. Luke’s. “Mother Claudia” preaches & celebrates the Eucharist regularly and teaches adult education classes. Her special gifts lie in the areas of pastoral care & counseling and the use of the arts for spiritual reflection and discernment.
Mthr. Claudia’s Email: email@example.com
Rev. Sandra Jones - Deacon
The Rev. Sandra Jones assists during the 10:30 worship service each week. Sandra provides pastoral care to staff and parishioners. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors at Flourish Bakery. Sandra is an ACPE-trained chaplain who has worked as a staff chaplain for two hospice organizations.
Sandra's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beckie Raemer - Administrator
Beckie has been our Parish Administrator for over 24 years. She manages the office, supervises the database, pays the bills, and does all of our financial accounting and about a hundred other things during a given week. She’s a great resource for information and will do her best to help you with whatever you may need.
She has been married to Steve for twenty-three years and enjoys working in her yard, playing with her grandchildren, and walking with her dog on her days off.
Beckie’s Telephone: 435-649-4900 Ext. 12 Email: email@example.com
Manuel Clayton - Minister of Music and Liturgy
Our Minister of Music and Liturgy is Manuel Clayton. Manuel joined our staff in the fall of 2004. He was born in Argentina, raised in the LDS faith, and took an undergraduate degree in music at Brigham Young University. He and his life-partner Ted are the proud parents of a teenager, Erik. He rehearses with the adult choir each Sunday morning beginning at 9:00 in preparation for the 10:30 liturgy.
Manuel’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org