Today, we are writing with some exciting news about staffing for our shared ministry and mission here together at St. Paul’s. As many of you are aware, we began the search for a new youth minister at the end of August. Today, we are pleased to announce and introduce our new youth minister, Luke Zerra, who has accepted this position beginning on Sunday, September 22. He will join Kristen Morgan in her work with the youth of the St. Paul’s, which includes the high school youth group/ Senior EYC on Wednesday nights, the Sunday evening youth programs (including confirmation classes, EYC, and outreach projects), youth retreats, and the summer youth mission trip. Luke will be ordained as a transitional deacon on December 11, 2019 in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. While serving as our Youth minister his duties will not include other liturgical or pastoral responsibilities at St. Paul's. His bio is found below.
Please join us in praying for Luke as he begins his work helping to support our shared ministry here together at St. Paul’s.
Noah+ and Kristen
The Reverend Noah H. Evans, Rector
Kristen Morgan, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
A native of Florida, Luke is currently a candidate for Holy Orders in the Diocese of New Jersey and a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Seminary and a B.A. in Philosophy/Religion and History from Flagler College. He has previously served as a seminarian at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City; All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Princeton, NJ; and The Episcopal Campus Ministry at Rutgers University. He is married to Laura Di Panfilo, Assistant Rector of St. Pauls. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing guitar, and spending time with his pug Gus.
“I’m very excited to begin serving as the Youth Minister at St. Paul’s! I’m honored by the opportunity to take part in what God is doing in the parish and the lives of St. Paul’s youth. I look forward to meeting you and getting to know the parish better!"