Clergy and Staff

Rector: (408) 354-2195

The Rev. Ricardo Avila received his BA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and his M.Div. from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He was called as Rector to St. Luke's in Los Gatos in 2018.

Ricardo finds joy in building community with a sense of humor. He aims to uncover divinity in the mundane and escort the secular to the altar of faith. Mostly, he frets and tries to be good.

For fun, he'll read fiction in coffee shops, take urban hikes, listen to indie music, flirt with pop culture, and plot travel adventures with William, his husband.

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Associate Clergy:

Fr. Emerson studied for the ministry at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. Upon graduation, he was ordained as Deacon and as Priest by The Rt. Rev. G. Richard Millard, Bishop Suffragan of California. He served as the Curate at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. After his Curacy, he joined the staff of St. John's Episcopal Church on Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles.

After moving back to the West Valley, he joined the staff at St. Luke's. He has very much enjoyed his many years on staff at St. Luke's, particularly enjoying its people, and the Anglo-Catholic worship.

Nayan McNeill is a retired Dean of the Language Arts Division and professor of literature and linguistics at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in English and a PhD in Educational Philosophy, all from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a member of St. Luke's since 1961, and has served as a Lay Reader, Acolyte, and twice as Senior Warden.

Under the guidance of Bishop Richard Shimpfky, she read for Holy Orders, and was ordained to the priesthood in 2002.

Nayan serves as a Clergy Associate at St. Luke's and occasionally as a supply priest at several other parishes and missions in the Diocese of El Camino Real. She is also Chaplain to the clients of St. Luke's Outreach Program.

A San Francisco native, Bill Stafford was a professor of church history at Virginia Theological Seminary from 1976-2004, and also served as associate dean for academic affairs there from 1997-2004. He was dean of the School of Theology at University of the South (Sewanee) from 2004-2012.

He now serves as visiting professor of church history at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

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Finance Administrator:


Outreach/Pantry Director:

Altar Guild Coordinator:
       Ms. Carol Graham

        Mr. Pat Waddell

Parish Office Volunteer:
        Mrs. Anne Louise Heigho

Rector Emeritus:
       The Rev. David R. Breuer


Senior Warden:

Junior Warden:

Steve Beam Carol Graham,
Leigh-Anne Marcellin Craig Martyn
Monique Nicolai Ann Whyte Kirk Young

 & Deanery Representatives

John Culwell Toni Dick Grady Jeter Lewis Pollard Mary McClain

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