St. Luke is Pastor John Petry’s second interim ministry call. His first interim call in 2017 was with St. Martin’s Lutheran, Albemerle, NC. He has served four congregations in North Carolina and one congregation in Upstate South Carolina since being ordained in the Indiana/Kentucky Synod in 1982.
Before entering seminary, Pastor John spent several years working in different vocations, including various positions in health services at a hospital, and a few summers as program director in church & private summer camping.
Pastor Petry is a ELCA Level 1 Coach, Stephen’s Ministry Leader, and a trained NC Synod leader of “Developing Culturally Sensitive Leaders Training” for rostered leaders along with his wife Pam.
Pastor Petry will lead worship services, provide pastoral care and visitation, attend council and committee meetings, and assist and support us in the various ministries of the church at St. Luke.