Saint Luke’s Parish’s governing body is the Vestry, which includes both elected and ex-officio members.
Vestry members are elected by parish members at the Annual Meeting in January. Officers serve one-year terms, while other Vestry members serve staggered three-year terms as At-Large Members or Vestry Liaisons to a particular church committee or function.
Ex-officio members include the Rector, the Clergy and Wardens of the Youth Vestry.
Mark Campbell and his wife, Vikki, have been members of Saint Luke’s since moving to Darien in 2002. Mark has been a regular participant in Saint Luke’s 6:30 Connection and is currently a Group Facilitator in Saint Luke’s DOCC program. Mark currently is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of Darien Little League. Vikki has been very involved with Saint Luke’s including teaching at the Parish School, Sunday School and Confirmation classes, a member of the Flower Guild, and cooking for Community Suppers. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an MBA from Pace University and a JD from Pace Law School. He is a partner with the accounting firm, BlumShapiro.
Frank Huck and his wife Anne have been members of Saint Luke’s for more than 30 years. All three of their now-grown children were baptized at Saint Luke’s, and Anne is on the altar guild. Frank previously served as both a junior and senior warden. He is currently the board president of The Community Fund of Darien and a member of the town’s Board of Finance. He graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Law School. Frank is a retired partner of a law firm principally based in New York City.
Adam Vandervoort and his wife, Jessica, have been active members of Saint Luke’s since they moved to Darien from Memphis in January 2004. Both of their children attended SLPS. Adam and Jessica now live in Stamford, just over the Darien border. Adam holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Kristen Nelson and her husband Chip have been members of Saint Luke’s Parish since moving from Chicago in 2000. Kristen has been involved in Children’s Ministries where she taught Sunday School and served as the Vestry Representative. She has also served on the Youth Ministries Committee as well as several search committees. She is currently a member of the Altar Guild, the Saint Luke’s knitting ministry and is a team captain for the Community Suppers. She is a graduate of Bowdoin College and worked previously in the employee benefits/retirement planning field. Kristen and Chip live in Darien and have three grown children.
Adult Spiritual Education
Walter Dodge and his wife Karen have been members of Saint Luke’s for more than 14 years. The Dodges came to Saint Luke’s from New York City, where they attended St. Thomas Church. Walt and Karen have a son Edward and daughter Madelene who is a Jr. Chorister. Walt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University and an MBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. He is an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley in New York.
Children’s Ministries / Youth
Chris Bolton and his wife, Victoria, joined Saint Luke’s in 2012, shortly after moving to Darien with their children William (8) and Winter (8). Chris grew up attending an Episcopal church in Greenwich, CT where he served as an Acolyte and now teaches children’s Church School at Saint Luke’s. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University, a master’s degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and is a CFA charterholder. Chris currently works at Barclays in New York where he is a Director on the rates desk.
Lillian Raben and her husband Matt joined Saint Luke’s in 2014, shortly after moving to Darien. Their children, Eliza (8) and Thomas (5), were baptized at Saint Luke’s. Lillian grew up attending an Episcopalian church in Georgia and now teaches children’s Church School. She also serves as a vice chair of the PTO at Hindley Elementary School. Lillian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sewanee University and a JD from Stanford University. She practiced law and managed associate training programs at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP until 2014. Before law school, Lillian held research and project management positions with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Crisis Group.
For close to 20 years, Saint Luke’s has been the spiritual home for Liz Bacon, her husband Ned Lewis and their family. Liz taught Sunday school, is currently a member of the Altar Guild and a Community Supper regular. Ned, an attorney, is in formation for the Deaconate in the Episcopalian Church of CT. Their daughters Kate and Caroline Lewis grew up at Saint Luke’s and participated fully in everything from Junior Vestry to the choir to EYC. Liz has a strong commitment to the Darien community, she is past president of the League of Women Voters, a longtime member of the RTM and serves on a variety of town committees. After a career at News Corp as a senior publishing executive, including Managing Editor of TV Guide, Liz most recently has led a number of Berkshire Hathaway real estate offices in Fairfield County.
Music and Worship
James Bragg, his wife Dee and his two children Lindsey and Christine have been members of Saint Luke’s Parish since 1994 when they first moved to Darien. Lindsey and Christine both attended pre-school at Saint Luke’s School and sang in Saint Luke’s Junior Choir. Jim has been singing in the choir at Saint Luke’s for the last 4 years and has had a long-standing interest in choir music. In his early years, he sang in the children’s choir of Saint Barnabas Episcopalian Church in Irvington, New York, in the chorus at Dobbs Ferry High School, and in the Boys Glee Club at Franklin & Marshall College. He has had careers in law and in financial services and is currently working as a consultant for a European investment bank.
Joan Bergen and her husband, Mark, have been members of Saint Luke’s Parish for over 22 years. Originally from Chicago, they moved to Switzerland for several years before moving to Darien where Joan became active in many community endeavors, having served on the board of the Depot, the PTO, and TOPS. Joan taught Sunday School for many years, as well as several confirmation classes. She is currently a member of the Altar Guild and leads several Community Suppers each year. Her volunteer efforts have also included Person-To-Person, the Rowayton Gardeners, and Shatterproof. All three of their children were brought up at Saint Lukes, and were active members of the Youth Group and most recently, their son, William, was married at the church. Joan is a graduate from Lake Forest College with a degree in linguistics and French literature, and did her graduate work at La Sorbonne in Paris.
Judy and her husband, Charlie, have been members of Saint Luke’s for over 40 years. She has taught Sunday School, served on the Stewardship Committee, the Altar Guild, serves as a Chalice Bearer, started the Planned Giving Program for the Church, produced The Stain Glass Windows book, helped revise the History of the Church, and has been in charge of the Acolyte Program. She worked at Saint Luke’s for 20 years before retiring in February of 2016; Judy has been an active member of the community, serving the public schools on various committees and heads of PTAs and helped The Center for Hope secure its first house. Judy graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, taught elementary school for a number of years and then worked as Executive Assistant to the Publisher of Fortune Magazine before retiring and raising three children.
Callie Hulick and her husband Rob have been members of Saint Luke’s since 2015, when they moved to Darien after spending 10 years in New York City and 2 years in Philadelphia. Callie and Rob have two daughters, Charlotte and Audrey. Charlotte is a student in Pre-K class at SLPS, and Audrey is in the 2’s class in 2018. Callie is a member of OPUS for Person-to-Person and volunteers to plan upcoming fundraising events. Callie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and works part-time as a Director in Government and Regulatory Affairs at Standard Chartered.
David Gray and his wife Laura joined Saint Luke’s in 2007, shortly after moving to Darien. Their children, Alexander (9) and William (9), were baptized at Saint Luke’s. David was raised in Lynn, Massachusetts and grew up in the United Methodist Church. He is a marketing executive at Charter Communications headquarters in Stamford. Previously David held various marketing roles at the former Time Warner Cable in various markets including New Hampshire, Boston, Albany, Milwaukee, and New York City. He is currently a Board Member of the Friends of Woodland Park Nature Preserve and recently stepped down from the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Martha started attending Saint Luke’s in 1980. She joined the Adult Education Committee and served as its chair during the late 80’s, and early 1990s. During her tenure as head of the committee, she helped organize the first DOCC at Saint Luke’s in 1991. She later served another term as head of Adult Education (2005-2007). Her first Women’s Retreat was in 2005 and since 2007, she has helped organize the weekend every year. Martha is also an active lay reader/chalice bearer, and serves on the Adult Education committee.
Bill and his wife, Gloria, have been members of Saint Luke’s since moving to Darien in 1986. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Lindsay, and three young grandchildren. Over the years Bill has served on the usher’s guild; worked on stewardship and capital campaigns; led the Pentecost Picnic; was on the Person-to-Person Board; and is currently involved with the Cuba Committee and FECC. A graduate of Stanford University with both a BA and an MBA, Bill’s career in International Banking led to living in Mexico, Brazil, and England. He is currently semi-retired but working as Managing Director for an international trade finance fund management company. Bill and Gloria reside in New Canaan.