• 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.

    Duane Richetti – Warden

    Duane Richetti was born and raised in Jamestown. He and his family have been attending St. Luke’s since 2017. He currently co-leads Fictional Friends with his wife, Beth. He regularly attends Adult Forum, has served on a variety of committees, and is involved in many St. Luke’s activities. Before retiring, Duane taught English at Falconer High School and served as liaison to College Connections at Jamestown Community College. During the summer season, you can find Duane and Beth in residence at Chautauqua Institution where they host one of the denominational houses.

    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.

    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

    Nick Weith – Food Access Manager, Grow Jamestown

    Originally from Arlington, Texas, Nick received degrees in Business and Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO in 2015. In 2016, he embarked on a transformative chapter by joining Teach for America in Buffalo. He immersed himself in the world of education, teaching in Buffalo City Schools, and later earned a degree in Special Education from Canisius College in 2018.

    In 2019 he delved into Farm to School programing for Forestville Schools. Here, he worked to integrate locally grown foods into school meals and initiated the transition to fresh, scratch-cooked foods. Amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nick embraced a new challenge, channeling his passion for historic preservation into a profession. Working in Columbus, Ohio and across the state restoring buildings with slate, tile, and copper roofs.

    Now, as he returns to Western New York, he brings a wealth of experience and a renewed dedication to fostering equitable food access in Jamestown and across the county. In his free time, you’ll find Nick, alongside his partner Damian, restoring their 1875 Victorian home in Gowanda. 

    Speak to Nick when:

    • you are interested in supporting Grow Jamestown
    • you are interested in purchasing a CSA share
    • you are interested in reserving a spot at the Jamestown Public Market during the season, and/or volunteering with Grow Jamestown.

    Sister Myriam Joy – Prayer Ministry

    Sr. Myriam Joy (formerly known as Janicemarie McDonald) has served St. Luke’s in a variety of capacities on the Faith Formation committee, offering Quiet Days and serving an 8 year-term on the Vestry. In her new ministry, Sr. Myriam Joy will devote her efforts to prayer. As we discern the particulars of this ministry, anyone is able to contact her with prayer concerns.

    Speak to Sr. Myrium Joy when:

    • you are interested in prayer support
    • you are interested in creating a rule of life

    Our Vestry

    Class of 2025:

    • Kris Morrison
    • Steven Cobb
    • Norma DeJoy


    Class of 2026:

    • Linda Johnson
    • Paul Johnson
    • Brian Kearney

    Class of 2027:

    • Tiffany MacCallum
    • Kim Mann
    • John Pickett
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