Hello St. Lukers,
My St. Luke’s story is fairly unique in that I’ve been coming here since I was born. My parents moved to Central Florida right before I was born for my dad’s job. My mom came from a long line of Methodists so it was only natural that she would want her family to continue in that tradition. My dad, who grew up Catholic, took the path of least resistance, and came along too. Once they came to St. Luke’s, they knew it was the place for them. The rest, they say, is history.
I say this to give you an idea of my background and the role that church and faith has played in my life. The simplest way to put it is that it is something that has always just been there. It’s what I was born into and it’s what continues to guide my life today. I was fortunate to have parents who placed a high importance on faith and wanting their children to grow up in the church. St. Luke’s has been one of the constants in my life. Even during times when I was “lazy” with my faith or moved away to Tallahassee for a few years for school and work, I knew that St. Luke’s was still there and willing to welcome me back whenever I was ready. In fact, little did I know, it would lead me to meeting my future wife after she also felt a calling to return to St. Luke’s after time away.
Having been involved with St. Luke’s for so long, I’ve seen...