Emily Lukanich received her Masters in Divinity degree from the
The Reverend Emily Anderson Lukanich
Emily Anderson Lukanich is the daughter of military personnel who landed in Charleston, South Carolina, for the balance of her youth. The eldest child of three, she grew up on the beach in a resort destination similar to the lifestyle of the Vail Valley. A graduate of the University of Illinois-Champaign in French literature, she felt a calling in her mid-20s.
After marriage to her husband Christopher and now a mother of two, she received her Masters in Divinity degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 2014. Lukanich arrives in the Vail Valley from Blacksburg, Virginia, where she is currently curate for the Christ Church congregation. Lukanich and her husband were both teachers for several years before she left the profession for the seminary.
Rector The Reverend Stuart Brooks Keith III, or simply Father
The Reverend Stuart Brooks Keith, III
The Reverend Stuart Brooks Keith III, or simply Father Brooks, hails from Tampa, Florida. Following a tenure in professional youth ministry in Orlando, Florida, Father Brooks graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1992, married his wife Julie Papa Keith shortly afterwards and was called to Golden, Colorado as a new priest.
He was called to Transfiguration as Associate Priest in 1995 and named Rector in 1998. Father Brooks enjoys leading a dynamic, growing congregation while providing leadership in the diocesan and national levels of the Episcopal Church. He enjoys the Rocky Mountains with his wife and two daughters while remaining an avid reader and fan of science fiction, fantasy and everything Scottish.
Deacon Steve is a retired actuary who formerly was a
The Reverend Steve Baird
Steve is a retired actuary who formerly was a consultant to major corporate pension plans. Since moving to the Valley in 2002, he has been involved in mission and outreach ministry with youth and adults, hospital chaplaincy and pastoral ministry. He was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons in 2010.
Steve and his wife, Karen, reside in Cordillera and have three children and four grandchildren. They both enjoy hiking, skiing and golf in their leisure time.