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Rector and Staff

St. Luke’s Rector

The Rev. Beth Scriven (Interim Rector)


We are excited to announce that the Rev. Beth Scriven has joined us at St. Luke’s as our interim rector. 


The Rev. Beth Scriven has spent her entire adult life ministering in congregations, camps, and campus ministries around the Midwest. After her ordination to the priesthood in 2008, she spent seven joyful years as the Associate Rector at St. Clare’s, Ann Arbor (but living in Ypsi!), where her ministry focused on youth, young adults, conflict resolution, and small group discipleship. In 2015, she moved to St. Louis to become the Chaplain at Rockwell House Episcopal Campus Ministry, which drew primarily from the campuses of Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University. During her years in St. Louis, she also served as a General Convention deputy, helped create model anti-harassment policies for the Episcopal Church, and met Jesus in the streets as a protest chaplain. She returns to Ypsi from Brownsburg, IN, where she companioned the five-year-old congregation of Good Samaritan through their first-ever clergy transition. Beth loves to read and is continuously shaped by the theology of Howard Thurman and James Martin, the examples of Oscar Romero and Pauli Murray, the fictional worlds of Madeleine L’Engle and N.K. Jemisin, and the analyses of Priya Parker and Brené Brown. In her life outside church, she loves cooking for people, listening to the Indigo Girls, repeatedly watching Heartstopper, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The West Wing, and laughing at anything and everything.

St. Luke’s Staff

Elizabeth Adie Thompson – Parish Administrator

Elizabeth is an Ypsilanti resident and a long-time member of St. Luke’s. She also works as a life coach, teaches as a health educator for the Diabetes Prevention Program, and serves on the Washtenaw County Commission on Aging and the Citizen’s Advisory Board for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Janet Symonette – Church School Director

Janet has been a member of St. Luke’s since 2010, a Church School teacher since 2012, and is the Church School Director from 2017. She has two children who attend Church School. She is very involved with St. Luke’s Church activities, and with a number of community organizations. She has a lot of energy to bring to St. Luke’s children to help them to be closer to God, to the St. Luke’s congregation, and to their church family around the world.