• 410 N Main St. Jamestown, NY 14701
  • 716-483-6405
  • stlukes@stlukesjamestown.org
  • Services: Saturday - 5 pm and Sunday - 8am & 10am
  • Our Leaders

    For general inquiries, please:

    • call 716.483.6405,
    • email stlukes@stlukesjamestown.org
    • fax 716.483.6406.

    For all other inquiries, please click on the name titles below to send a direct email -OR- if you are a member of our church, you can gain access to our Parishioner Directory. Please call 716.483.6405 for the directory password.

    Luke Fodor – Rector

    Every time he answers the phone “St. Luke Episcopal Church, this is Luke speaking,” Luke Fodor feels that things are as they're supposed to be. Luke is privileged to lead and serve St. Luke’s as a spiritual coach. He attempts to embody what an old coach exhorted him: “Don’t worry about making mistakes, I just want you 100% in the game.” This couldn’t be truer in the ministry of St. Luke’s where Luke empowers others to live their faith with abandon, encourages them to seek forgiveness, & always offers God’s love.

    Speak to Luke when:

    • You think you might need a listening ear or perhaps require some
    • You want to discern where God might be calling you to serve.
    • You’re looking for connection or community.

    Lisa Yaggie – Warden

    Lisa is a native of Western NY, growing up in Cattaraugus and then Jamestown. Lisa joined St. Luke’s with her husband Jay and son Jared in the Spring of 2001. She has since been a very active member of the parish, with her participation in groups and roles including (but not limited to!): Altar Guild, Sunday School Teacher, Plate Counter, Lenten Soup & Suppers, Shopper’s Luncheon, Holy Thursday Overnight Watch, Confirmation Sponsor, Youth Sunday, Fictional Friends, Murder Mystery Dinner, Coffee Hour Server, Capital Campaign & Organ Campaign, Adult Forum, Holy Land Pilgrim, Children of the Book partner reader, Father Bernard’s Blessed Biscuit purveyor…. Naturally, her advice for any parishioner is to get involved! A great place to begin is to connect where you feel a passion or calling.

    Lisa is currently the Human Resources Business Partner for Refresco Beverages in Dunkirk, as well as a proud Mom, Wife, Friend, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Rotarian, Community Volunteer & Episcopalian. She is honored to serve St. Luke’s as the Warden for Administration and to be able to help lead the church towards the future with the rest of the leadership team.

    Patrick Monaghan – Warden

    It all started on one Christmas Eve candlelight service over 12 years ago. On that fateful night, Patrick Monaghan never imagined he would find himself so immersed in the life of St. Luke’s! Since joining the church, Patrick has served on several ministries and committees including ushering, property, rector search committee, vestry, and now as warden.

    For over 18 years, Patrick and his family have called Jamestown home. Patrick enjoys running, bicycling, skiing, and beer/wine making.

    Speak to Patrick when:

    • you have questions or concerns regarding church property, buildings, and grounds.
    • you would like to learn more about the bell tower restoration project.
    • you have additional questions regarding current or upcoming building projects.

    Cathy Smith – Deacon

    Cathy is a native to Jamestown and grew up in the community of St. Luke’s. She is a retired Postmaster and a retired Hospice Chaplain. Cathy was ordained a vocational deacon on June 19, 2005 and has had the privilege of serving at her home parish since then. She serves on the Commission on Ministry in our diocesan partnership. Cathy also oversees the Caring Community and is a Sunday School leader at St. Luke’s. She enjoys finding various ways to be present to and serve God’s people both inside and outside the church walls. Currently, Cathy volunteers at a local food bank -The Bread of Life Ministry at the Healing Word Ministries Church and the Jamestown Mobile Public Market.

    Speak to Cathy when:

    • you have questions about the role of a deacon.
    • you wish to have a conversation about serving in the community.
    • you would like to talk or pray with someone.

    Jessica Frederick – Minister of Children, Youth & Families

    Jessica joined St. Luke’s as an intern in 2018, while pursuing ordination to the priesthood; she joined the staff in her current role in 2019. Her primary responsibilities involve coordinating faith formation opportunities and pastoral care for children and youth, as well as their families. Programs include: Sunday school, Family Chapel (a worship opportunity for young children and families),  and SLY (St. Luke's Youth Group)

    Speak to Jessica when:

    • you have questions about children and youth programming.
    • you are looking for ideas to practice faith at home with your family.
    • your family or child is in need of pastoral care.

    Loren Masanque – Minister of Music

    Loren joined the St. Luke's staff in July of 2023. Loren is a seasoned pedagogue, studying and researching across the nation and in western Europe in various styles from High Classical to Modern Musical Theatre and Commercial singing. His students have gone on to scholarships at university, as well as starring in community and school productions at the collegiate and K-12 level. Using technique based in science, he has served as teacher to young and young at heart.

    Masánqué has sang across the United States and Europe, from Renaissance to Post-Modern music. Most notably the third performance since 1709 and the New York Metropolitan Area premier of Le Carnaval by Jean Baptiste Lully, Octavia in The Coronation of Poppea at Opera Notre Dame, and four mainstage roles with Divergent Opera Theatre.

    Speak to Loren when:

    • You would like to share your music talents by joining St. Luke’s music
    • You have feedback concerning all things music at St. Luke’s

    Paul Johnson – Verger

    Paul has been a member of St. Luke’s since 2010. He was installed as St. Luke’s first verger in 2019, prior to which he served on the Vestry and completed three consecutive terms as Warden for Administration. Paul presently serves as Verger, Vestryman, Leadership Team member, Stewardship Committee Chair, and on various ministry teams. Paul is blessed to serve St. Luke’s, a church where the love of Christ abounds in so many ways.

    Speak to Paul when:

    • You have questions about the liturgy.
    • You are discerning your role in lay ministry.
    • You need prayer.

    Nicole Gustafson – Parish Administrator

    Nicole joined the church staff in August of 2023 and is a welcoming presence at the church office. She has been a confirmed member of St. Luke’s since 2018, serving in many volunteer activities before joining the church staff. Nicole's primary areas of responsibility include administrative support to clergy and staff, service to parishioners and visitors, and facilities management.

    Speak to Nicole for:

    • General information about the church.
    • Scheduling and information about using the building.
    • Direction for community needs.

    Janet Card – Lay Minister Coordinator, Treasurer

    Janet has been a parishioner of St. Luke’s since 2009. She is currently the Sacristan and the coordinator of Lay Volunteers. She also serves as St. Luke's Treasurer.

    Speak to Janet when:

    • you would like to discuss involvement in lay ministries to fit your
    • you have questions about Altar Guild duties.
    • you would like to make a change in your pledge.
    • to check on the status of your pledge.
    • to request giving envelopes.

    Rebecca Spinler – Nursery Coordinator

    Rebecca Spinler has worked in a variety of education programs for almost 20 years, providing her with a breadth of experience to serve St. Luke’s youngest parishioners as our nursery care coordinator on Sundays from 9 – 11:30 am during the program year (September through June.) She has lived in Randolph with her husband and son for over 10 years.

    Speak to Rebecca when:

    • You have a question about St. Luke’s nursery program.

    Frank Fodor – Sexton

    Frank Fodor, a painting contractor by trade, has been keeping the buildings and grounds in top notch condition since joining the staff part-time in January 2020. He moved here from Akron, OH, but he’s actually hails from North of the Border, eh? He is passionate about a job well done and always researching the best methods of care and preservation.

    Speak to Frank when:

    • you have a question about the building
    • you have an event at Church and need assistance setting up
    • you’re looking to assist in maintaining the property

    Momina Di Blasio – Case Manager, New Neighbors Coalition

    Momina is the case manager for our immigrant support ministry, connected with both Journey's End and the New Neighbor Coalition.

    Speak to Momina when:

    • you are interested in supporting the immigrant ministry work
    • you are interested in joining the New Neighbor Coalition

    Our Vestry

    Class of 2023:

    • Kim Scott
    • Duane Richetti


    Class of 2024:

    • Kris Morrison
    • Steven Cobb
    • Norma DeJoy


    Class of 2025:

    • Linda Johnson
    • Paul Johnson
    • Brian Kearney


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