CLERGY
LAY STAFF

The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher

The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher

901-252-6320

orencher@gracestlukes.org

Rector: Collaborates with the Bishop, Wardens, Vestry, Treasurer, Clergy-Staff Team, ministry committees and teams, and GSL School (Head of School, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees) on Church-School interrelated operations; serves as lead clergy contact and resource for Administration, Pastoral Care, Worship & Music, and Stewardship (parishioner giving of time, talent, and money). Since July 2018, Rencher ("Ollie", "Father Ollie", "Father Rencher") has served at GSL after service in the Episcopal Dioceses of North Carolina (Charlotte: St. Peter's), West Tennessee (Memphis: Church of the Holy Communion), and Mississippi (Oxford: St. Peter's & The University of Mississippi)

The Rev. Laura F. Gettys

The Rev. Laura F. Gettys

901-252-6329

lgettys@gracestlukes.org

Associate Rector: Supports and collaborates with the Rector on focusing on the parish ministry and vision through administrative leadership, nurture and support of members and newcomers, oversight of outreach and social justice efforts that encourage parishioner service within and beyond the parish, and assistance with officiating School Chapel. Since July 2020, Gettys ("Laura", "Reverend Laura") has served at GSL after service in the Episcopal Dioceses of West Tennessee (Memphis: St. Mary's Cathedral), Mississippi (Oxford: St. Peter's), Virginia (Alexandria: Christ Church), Washington (D.C.: Church of the Epiphany), and North Carolina (Charlotte: Trinity Episcopal School).

The Rev. Anne S. Carriere

The Rev. Anne S. Carriere

901-252-6322

acarriere@gracestlukes.org

Priest Associate: Both retired and a member of the parish, Carriere ("Anne", "Reverend Anne") was invited by the Rector in October 2019 to assist the clergy primarily with pastoral care matters and in various liturgical roles on Sundays and other occasions. Before retirement, she served in the Episcopal Dioceses of Arkansas (Mountain Home: St. Andrew's) and West Tennessee (Memphis: Church of the Holy Apostles, Grace-St. Luke's) and on behalf of the Bishop, Carriere currently serves as Chaplain to the Retired Clergy of the Diocese of West Tennessee.

Office & Programs

Abby Huber

Receptionist and Ministry Associate/Assistant to the Rector

To create an environment of hospitality; assist and direct those who come to or call Grace-St. Luke’s Parish House; provide fellow clergy and certain staff with clerical support as directed by the Parish Administrator or Rector; provide hospitality to affiliates of Grace-St. Luke’s School who regularly spend time through the buildings and grounds of the Church.

901-252-6339

Dr. Patrick Scott

Director of Music & Organist

Principal organist and director of choirs and guest instrumentalists; responsible for parish music repertoire for the liturgical year in consultation with the Rector; lead musician and coordinator of School Chapel music; seasonal support to Belvedere Chamber Music Festival at GSL.

901-252-6323

Debbie Smith

Assistant Organist-Choirmaster

Supports the Director of Music and Organist through organ-playing, conducting the Chancel Choir (adults), and as lead conductor of the Canterbury and St. Cecilia children’s choirs; assists the Director of Music and the Rector with selecting parish worship music; offers music for School Chapel, weddings, and funeral, and seasonal liturgies.

901-252-6331

Amzie Williams

Director of Youth Formation

Coordinator of Journey to Adulthood (J2A) learning program, Episcopal Youth Community (EYC), special programs, confirmation class, adult leadership/mentors to youth, parish involvement in diocesan youth programs, and community-building programs for parents; School Chapel Officiant in rotation with the Clergy.

901-252-6326
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