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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 for the past 7 years, she has served as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Watertown, WI. Liz served on the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Milwaukee. Oscar and Elizabeth have two children Ezekiel (Zeke) and Miriam (Mimi). She also has a pit-bull named Amos (Aimes) and a Persian cat named Bathsheba (Sheebs). Liz is thrilled to be back in the mountains as the Priest in Charge of St. Luke's, Lincolnton and Our Savior, Lincolnton and serve a diocese she loves. Liz began her duties among us the first week of August.

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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

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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- Jane Schronce

Jr. Warden- Sherry Hamrick

Clerk- Jamye Exton


Members of the Vestry:

Delane Clark

Emma House

Tina Freeland

Kathy Potts




Our Finance Team

Finance Officer - Stephanie Warren

Treasurer - Winnie Cunningham

Co-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











Seminarian-In-Residence - Julia Madden






Mimi's Room Coordinator

Christine Wilson

Historical Preservation Contact

Jane Goodson

Upkeep and Maintenence

Paul Jensen

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