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Our Clergy

The Rev. Elizabeth Tester
















The Rev. Elizabeth "Liz" Tester is originally from Western North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Philosophy and Religion from Appalachian State University in 2004. Elizabeth pursued her Master's of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary where she met her husband The Rev. Oscar Rozo. Liz was ordained in 2013 and served as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown, WI for 7 years before returning to Western North Carolina. 


Oscar and Elizabeth have two children as well as a pit-bull named Amos (Aimes), a Persian cat named Bathsheba (Sheebs), and two parakeets (budgies) named Luna and Blue. Liz is thrilled to be back in the mountains of WNC as the Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Church of Our Savior Woodside, in Lincolnton NC.

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Rev. Elizabeth Tester


Rev. Elizabeth's Office Hours in the parish house:

  • Monday      9am-2pm

  • Tuesday      9am - 2pm

  • Wednesday 9am - 2pm

  • Thursdays  Times Vary

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Call her at: (828) 260-3564

Our Vestry











The governing body of Episcopal churches is called the vestry; members are elected by the congregation. Their responsibilities are to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the pastor or priest, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to  manage resources and finances. The pastor or priest is the presiding officer.

Officers of the Vestry of St. Luke's:

Sr. Warden- Kathy Potts

Jr. Warden- Rick Parris

Clerk- Jamye Exton


Members of the Vestry:

Karen Brady

Emma House

Tina Freeland

Jenny Smith






Our Finance Team

Finance Officer - Stephanie Warren

Treasurer - Nancy Lisk

Finance Office Hours in the parish house

  • Wednesday 10am - 12pm


Phone: (704) 240-3332

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Our Staff & Volunteers


Grace Caudle: organist and choirmaster











Rev. Deacon Julia Madden







Mimi's Room Coordinator

Christine Wilson

Historical Preservation Contact

Jane Goodson


Paul Jensen

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