(Rhonda can be reached at rector@stlukesdurham.org)

Peace to you, and welcome to the website of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina. I’m glad you’ve found us! St. Luke’s is a Christian community that values mutual support and community service. We like to pray, worship, study, and have fun together, making everything we do as accessible to everyone as possible while respecting necessary pandemic limitations. Whether you’re new to the Triangle area, to the Church, or both, we hope you’ll visit or be in touch. St. Luke’s would be enriched by your presence, and we would value the chance to support you on your life’s journey too. Visit our page for guests and newcomers for more information.

As you look at my signature, you might wonder, “What is a ‘rector time certain’?” That title simply means I have been called to serve as the rector of St. Luke’s until a certain time—the autumn of 2023, to be exact. At that point, with the congregation’s help, the vestry, the bishop and I will discern whether St. Luke’s and I are called to continue in ministry together. If so, then I would become simply the rector, for as long as God calls me to stay. If not, then St. Luke’s would begin a rector search, guided by the Holy Spirit and strengthened by the good work of discernment we have done together.

Today, we’re a community that honors our past while actively listening for God’s call on the road ahead. We would love to have your company along the way.

Christ’s peace and all blessings,


The Rev. Rhonda M. Lee, Ph.D.
Rector time certain