The Rev. Rick Luoni
“Radical, reckless love” is how Father Rick Luoni describes God’s pursuit of His people. As Rector of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Fr. Rick believes that salvation is about wholeness in the here and now, with the church a place to experience the beauty and love that is Christ With Us. After 7+ years as Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Summerville, SC and as Assistant Priest at the Sullivan’s Island Church of the Holy Cross, Fr. Rick and his wife, Katrena, were called to St. Michael’s in September 2015. Originally from West Virginia, Fr. Rick earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Concord College and spent many years as a business executive and owner in the advertising, marketing and television fields. His career took him from Charlotte, NC to San Francisco, where he felt God’s call to ordained ministry. A 2005 graduate of San Francisco Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, Fr. Rick has ministered with Kairos Prison Ministry, Alcoholics Anonymous, Cursillo, and served in development and leadership training roles for Episcopal churches. His ministry philosophy is simple at St. Michael’s – love God, love each other, and serve the world. His approach is for church to be relevant, friendly, open, and fun. His hobbies include the martial arts, and he is a fifth degree Black Belt, having once owned a Chuck Norris karate school. Fr. Rick often walks the College Park neighborhoods, praying along the way with a phrase he uses in most Sunday services at St. Michael’s, “Whatever your background, however you see God today, no matter how challenging your journey, we welcome and accept you and trust God will take you where he wants you to go, in His timing. You belong here.”
Greg joined the St. Michael’s family originally as the Assistant Parish Administrator in early 2016. Since then he received his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, Anglican Studies certificate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, has been ordained to the priesthood, and transitioned into the position of Assisting Priest. His prayer is that the Spirit of God will work in and through him to assist this worshiping community in accomplishing its mission and vision to the glory of God. A former Navy airman, Greg is married to Christina and father of three young sons, Alex and Benny, and Zach.
Mark T. Cole
Mark brings a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for working with young people. His commitment to nurturing their spiritual growth and guiding them on their faith journey is truly inspiring. We are confident that his presence will greatly enrich our youth ministry.
Our Director of Music is Andrew J. Walker. Originally from the United Kingdom, Andrew strives to offer, use, and develop his musical skills in ways that bring the maximum benefit to those whom he leads, instructs and ministers to. He holds a Bachelor of Music with Honors from the University of London – Royal Holloway College, England. He is an accomplished clinician, conductor and songwriter and is also a Member the American Guild of Organists and a Member the Association of Anglican Musicians.
He is also, through January 2015, a member of the RSCM America Board of Directors. For the previous three years he has served as President of this American Branch of the worldwide organization, “The Royal School of Church Music”.
Tiffany joined the St. Michael’s staff in 2008 after being an active volunteer with the Children’s Ministry and Alpha at St. Michael’s for five years. She enjoys having children accompany her on her walk with God. Tiffany’s pride and joy is her family. She has been married to Todd since 1999, and together they have three children. She enjoys most being on a boat with her family for a full day of fishing.
Melanie has been on staff at St. Michael’s for nine years. She has served as the Church Receptionist, Preschool’s Enrichment Teacher, Three’s Teacher and Assistant Director. She has recently been promoted to be the Director of the Preschool. Melanie feels so blessed by St. Michael’s and thankful for the opportunity to minister to College Park and the neighboring communities through our preschool. She is married to Stephen for 16 years and has three children who have all attended St. Michael’s Preschool.
Andrea Howard has been the St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Parish Administrator since April 2021 with a career background in Operations Management and Business and Church Administration. She worked as an Operation
Manager for over 12 years with Aon Hewitt and The Reed Group before being called into Church Operations and Administration for the church in 2017. She is happily married to Randy Howard since June 2002 and is a mother of two (Randy Jr. and Erika). Andrea was saved and baptized at 18 and is a devoted believer and follower of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Mike has almost done it all. From a first job selling frozen custard in Wisconsin to organizing and executing a 1,000 person weekend long charity bike ride for MS, he is truly most excited about his next chapter here at St. Michael’s. He hopes to connect parishioners to causes they are passionate about in service of God’s kingdom as Outreach Coordinator and help keep things running smoothly in the office as Assistant Parish Administrator. Mike earned his Bachelor’s from Minnesota State University Moorhead in Mass Communications/Public Relations and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from UCF. He is married to the family’s true hero, Sara, who teaches middle school science and is proud dad to Kjerstin and Collin. He is, and shall remain, a proud fan of the Green Bay Packers.