All are welcome.
We are a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community shaped by the Lutheran tradition and sent out into the world to live out God’s love in Christ.
About St. Luke
We welcome all who seek a closer relationship with God. While you may come from another faith tradition, or none at all, we hope to join hands with you in ministry inside our four walls and also building relationships with those in need beyond our doors. Since our founding in 1943 special emphasis has been placed on personal spiritual growth and serving our neighbor.
Together with the 10,000+ congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we
celebrate the gift of who we are – people of varied ethnic, gender, sexual, age, and spiritual backgrounds.
To our LGBTQ sisters and brothers we want you to know this – you are welcome to be a full and integral part of the St. Luke community.
Come and experience the journey as Christ shapes us all!
My family was Lutheran first because of the rich musical heritage of the Lutheran Church, then later because we as Lutherans do something better than just about anybody else: we trust in God’s grace alone – not our works, not our choice for Jesus, not our “rightness” – to save us. We are simply freed to love other people and care for this earth as a “thank you” to God’s great love for us and for the world.
I graduated from Appalachian State University, then the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, spending my internship year serving the American Church in Berlin (Germany).
Ordained in 2005, I have had the privilege now of serving congregations in each of the 4 corners of our country. Both my itinerant childhood and my experiences of Church in different regions and cultures, have stirred in me hunger to reach and welcome those who experience themselves as “outside” of community – and to build bridges between people.
I love empowering and watching people grow into the people God has made them to be. In my spare time, you’ll find me singing, working with horses, working with kids, or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
I grew up in Alexandria, MN, and went to Concordia College in Moorhead and Luther Seminary in St. Paul. For the first 25 years of ordained ministry, I served congregations in North Dakota: Portland, Lakota, and Williston (First Lutheran). In 2009 I completed training to be an intentional interim pastor and began serving interim positions in Montana: Missoula, Billings, Great Falls, Helena and Sidney, as well as in Boise, Idaho.
My wife, Diane, and I have moved to Dallas, Oregon, which is where our older daughter and our two oldest grandchildren live. This will be our “home base” and with the distance Diane will likely not be involved here at St Luke. We have four adult children (two sons and two daughters) and four grandchildren (ages 10, 8, 1, and 5 months).
Please feel free to stop by the church to introduce yourself and have conversation about the things that are presently important for you. I would appreciate it that whenever we meet that you would share your name, so I can become familiar with you all.
Dr. Dan Hibbett
Minister of Music
Dr. Dan Hibbett has served as the Minister of Music at St. Luke Lutheran Church since the fall of 2000. He has a doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington. Before coming to St. Luke, Dr. Hibbett directed choirs and taught church music and music history courses at Central Christian College (McPherson, KS), Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA), and Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID). During his doctoral studies at the UW, Dan served as the full-time Director of Music Ministries at Edmonds United Methodist Church on Puget Sound north of Seattle. Active in both the American Choral Directors’ Association and Handbell Musicians of America, he has conducted choral and handbell workshops in Oregon and Washington. He directs the Rejoice Choir, St. Luke Ringers, Timbrel Choir, a worship team, and various vocal ensembles throughout the year.
Congregational Service and Youth Coordinator
Judy has two areas of oversight:
Service Coordinator – Judy is responsible for coordination of volunteerism at St. Luke. She has the responsibility of oversight for various teams of volunteers for service both inside St. Luke (i.e. Hospitality Team), as well as service outside the church such (i.e. the Grauer and Community Table teams). Please contact Judy if you would like to learn more about opportunities to share your time and talent!
Youth Coordinator – Judy is responsible for the high school ministry at St. Luke, known as S.L.Y. She, and a team of adult leaders, plan and implement the high school Sunday morning program, fun and service activities, as well as a yearly summer service/mission trip.
View this video from our recent 70th anniversary.