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Rector and Wardens

Our Rector: The Very Rev. Denis C. Brunelle began ministering at St. Luke's in June of 2009. He was ordained on June 17, 1978 as a Roman Catholic Priest and received as an Episcopal Priest on May 26, 1992. From 1998 until 2006 he served as the rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, NY. He then served at the Mercer School of Theology until 2009. Denis is the oldest of five growing up in Manchester, NH. Our rector servied in various capacities and ministries in the Diocese including head of the Diocesan Liturgy and Church Music Commission (1999-2006), served on the Diocesan Commission of Ministry (1999 - 2004). If you would like to reach our Rector by telephone please call 631-329-0990, ext. 11 or you may email him by clicking on this link: rector@stlukeseasthampton.org

Martha Murray, Senior Warden: I first attended St. Luke's at age 13, when my family moved back east from California. The church has been an integral part of my life since then. It has been my privilege to serve on the Vestry under Sam Davis, Fritz Creamer and now, Denis Brunelle. After a long career in advertising and publishing we retired to East Hampton where I now work for Sotheby's. I am an avid golfer, an average bridge player and an ardent grandmother of 6. The world is wildly changing and the church is necessarily evolving. St. Luke's is a place where we can find peace. We must keep the essence of the Christian faith foremost in our minds and hearts. To contact the Senior Warden please click the folllowing email address: marthmurray@aol.com

Lysbeth Marigold, Junior Warden: is a freelance writer and co- author of three books on the cultural landscape. Until 2001, I spent part of 12 years living with the Bedouins in Petra, Jordan, excavating Nabataean tombs and early churches. Currently serving on various community boards including the Village Zoning Board of Appeals, I am proud to be on St. Luke's smart and cohesive Vestry. My ministry includes serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Reader, and originator of the Mother's Day House & Garden Tour. Our whole family is deeply involved in the daily life of the church -- with daughter, Skye Qi, in the Choir and partner, Dianne Benson, an EM also; we all volunteer wherever help is needed. Sense of community and deep spiritual fulfillment -- plus the added bonus of a powerful minister -- are what keeps us bound into the rich fabric of this church. Quiet goal: spreading the word about St. Luke's to bring in new members, whether for a wedding, to enlarge the congregation or simply to share the joy. Email contact for our Junior Warden is lamarigold@aol.com

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