Welcome to St. Luke’s Church in Ballard where we seek to love our neighbors as God loves us all. Our neighborhood is rich in diversity and so are we. Together we are pilgrims on a spiritual journey, growing in faith, hope and love. Here you will find food along the way as well as opportunities to feed others who are hungry. Grow with our garden (the “SLUG”), feed the vulnerable with a daily breakfast and weekly lunch and belong to a community who prays, sings and listens for God each week.
The Rev. Mary Petty Anderson
The Rev. Mary Petty Anderson comes to St. Luke’s from Bainbridge Island, where she was Associate Priest at Grace for 10 years. Before that, Mary worked as Assistant with Randy Gardner at Emmanuel, Mercer Island.
After seminary at E.T.S.S., Austin, she was ordained in the Diocese of Western Louisiana by Bob Hargrove and was the first woman to serve at the altars and pulpits in that region. Also licensed as a Jungian-oriented professional counselor, Mary showed up in Seattle for a mental health conference in 2003 and never left. In church life, her strengths lie in preaching, liturgy, teaching, and pastoral care. In secular life, her passions include her children and grandchildren, the performing arts, books, searching for beauty in any guise, and finding joy in the unknown.
Michael Monnikendam, our new music leader, has a B.M. from Duquense University and M.M. from Carnegie-Mellon University. During his studies, he minored in both piano and organ. He has served parishes in PA, NY, AR, and WA. He believes that most Episcopal parishes in the 21st century have members who hail from denominations from all over. He feels it is incumbent on him to engage congregations during worship through music. Michael thinks that people can be moved physically, emotionally, and spiritually, by using different traditions of church music. He is looking forward to joining this faith community at an exciting time.
Edible Hope Interim Director
Daniel is the new Program Director for Edible Hope Kitchen. He is originally from Chicago and has spent the last decade working in organic agriculture and digital communications. He moved to Seattle in March 2020 and started a small, organic produce company called Underground Produce, serving Seattle-area food banks. He holds a BA in Rhetoric from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing a Certificate in Nonprofit Management through the University of Washington. Daniel holds a passion for food justice and believes fresh, organic produce should be available to all. He is both excited and honored to serve Edible Hope Kitchen. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, surfing, and playing music.
Edible Hope Kitchen Manager
Emilie Han grew up in Seattle and is a lifelong Episcopalian. She graduated from Western Washington University with a major in Political Science. After college she spent a year in New York City as a member of the Episcopal Service Corps where she served as the mission intern at St James’ Church. She has been the Kitchen Manager of Edible Hope since fall 2020.
Kristen Daley Mosier holds an MDiv from Fuller Seminary Northwest and is working on a PhD from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Theology and Ethics. In addition to compiling the bulletins and newsletters each week, she occasionally preaches at St. Luke’s.