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 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 is currently employed as the Fleet Manager for the City of Jamestown, and in his (somewhat limited) free time, he enjoys running, bicycling, skiing, and beer/winemaking.
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 have had the privilege
of serving at her home parish since then. She serves on the Commission on
Ministry in our diocesan partnership. Cathy 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), the Flying Calf Players (St.
Luke’s children and youth drama ministry), and SLY PYG (St. Luke’s youth
group partnership with First Presbyterian Church in Jamestown).
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
Ron McEntire – Minister of Music
Ron McEntire returned to St. Luke’s Church in the summer of 2019 after an eight and a half year stint at Christ First UMC of Jamestown. Ever since he moved to Jamestown fourteen years ago, he has felt that St. Luke’s is his true church home. He serves as Minister of Music overseeing the adult choir, youth choir, band and bell choir as well as playing organ and piano. It is his goal to incorporate traditional music of the early Christian tradition as well as include music from other traditions and cultures from around the world. He is excited about discovering the hidden talents at St. Luke’s and encouraging those to develop and share them in the services. He is also passionate about the organ and piano and is overseeing the restoration and enhancement of the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner organ. He fulfilled a life long dream and received his Master of Music Degree in Organ performance in 2017. One of his passions is maintaining physical fitness as we age. As a result he is a certified Fitness Trainer specializing in the aging population.
Speak to Ron 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
Kim Mann – Parish Administrator
As St. Luke’s Church Administrator, Kim is a welcoming presence at the
church office. Kim is a “cradle Episcopalian,” and a long standing member
of St. Luke’s serving in many volunteer activities before joining the
church staff. Kim’s primary areas of responsibility include administrative
support to clergy and staff, service to parishioners and visitors, and
Speak to Kim for:
- general information about the church
- scheduling and information about using the building
- direction for community needs.
Janet Card – Lay Minister Coordinator
Janet has been a parishioner of St. Luke’s since 2009. She is currently
the Sacristan and the coordinator of Lay Volunteers. So if you have a
question about Altar Guild duties or if you would like to discuss lay
ministries available at St. Luke’s that will fit your passion please
Speak to Janet when:
- you would like to discuss involvement in lay ministries to fit your
- you have questions about Altar Guild duties
Catherine Way – Treasurer & Bookkeeper
Catherine Way is an “in utero” Episcopalian. Since her retirement as
director of the James Prendergast Library and the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus
Library System in 2011, she has served as St. Luke’s volunteer treasurer.
She’s been active in the church at both the parish and diocesan level and
her main passion is embroidery.
Speak to Catherine when:
- 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
Linnea Carlson – Director, Jamestown Public Market
Linnea oversees the operations of the Jamestown Public Market as the only
full time farmer’s market manager in Chautauqua County. Linnea grew up in
Frewsburg, NY and has always had a passion for local farming and
community. She is currently the Chair of the Chautauqua County Food Policy
Council, and a member of the International Mobile Market Advisory
Coalition in partnership with the University at Buffalo. Linnea lives in
the city of Jamestown with her partner Ben and their five cats.
Speak to Linnea when:
- you have questions about the Jamestown Public Market, Mobile Market, Eat
Fresh, Do Good CSA, or GROW Jamestown
- you are interested in volunteering to support the Jamestown Public
Market and its programming