Welcome to St. Luke's. The pastoral team at St. Luke's cares about your spiritual well being and strive to help people along their journey of faith. We are here to serve you.
Rev. Wally Arp
After graduating from the University of Iowa, I attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN. My wife, Lois, serves in the public schools as a high school mathematics teacher. We have four children and six grandchildren. I came to St. Luke's in 1998, having served a congregation in Iowa for 10 years. In addition to being Senior Pastor, my main areas of responsibility include oversight of the Board for Stewardship, Board of Trustees, and School Board.
Believe it or not? I am a life-long believer in Jesus Christ but actively resisted ever becoming a pastor, or at least a stereotypical pastor.
Rev. Brian Roberts
Born in El Paso, TX, I grew up next door to the 'original' Disney resort, Disneyland, in the city of Anaheim, CA. After attending Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, I was called to Good Shepherd Lutheran in the Garden State of New Jersey. My wife, Ruth, works as a preschool teacher at St. Luke's. We have four wonderful children. My main area of responsibility is Director of Outreach and Human Care ministries. This includes oversight of the Board for Evangelism and the Board for Human Care.
Believe it or not? I met my 'Jersey Girl' wife while serving in Randolph, NJ.
Rev. Gary Schuschke
Prior to completing pastoral training at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, I completed my Bachelor's at the University of Northern Colorado and an elementary teaching endorsement at Concordia University in Seward, NE. The two Lutheran elementary schools I served were at opposite ends of the nation. One was in west Texas and the other in Alexandria, VA, about 15 minutes from the White House. After serving St. Luke's as a Vicar, I began my ministry at St. Luke's in 2000. The Board of Elders and coordinating care for the Lutheran Haven residents are my main areas of responsibility. In addition, I maintain a close connection with the educational opportunities offered at St. Luke's.
Believe it or not? I was raised in the mountains west of Colorado Springs, CO where weekly ski lessons were part of the PE curriculum.