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Leadership and Staff

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Deacon Dorothy came to St. Luke's Church in the early years of the 21st Century.  She received such a wonderful welcoming that after 72 years of Christian membership in another church, she asked to become a member.  As she says, "It has been  and is an awesome journey."  She was set apart as a Synodical deacon of the Order of Saint Stephen five and a half years ago.  Being part of the Order has been a beautiful journey with the Lord.  Deacon Dorothy taught school for 43 years, teaching from first grade through college. She continued her education with three years of study with the St. Stephen's' Order. Her ministry includes the Clothing Closet and she enjoys helping in the men's area of the Clothing Closet ministry.  Her education includes a BA in English and History; an MA in Secondary Education; an MA Equivalent in English and History; and numerous Religion Education seminar studies over the years.

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Ms. Jane Rossi, Council President

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Council President Jane Rossi has been a member of St. Luke’s Dundalk her whole life. She was baptized here as an infant and has served St. Luke’s with passion, dedication, and her unique sense of humor for many, many years. Jane has taught Sunday school and parish education, and served as vice president, sexton, organist, music and worship leader, and office manager. She lives in Dundalk with her beloved Pomeranian, Teddy.

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Atticus Zavaletta came to St. Luke's Dundalk from St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Harlem, New York, where he served as Pastoral Associate. At St. Mary's, Atticus co-directed Food Programs and founded a monthly Wisdom Circle for elders. Multi-ethnic, transgender, and passionate about ministry, Atticus is honored to serve St. Luke's and the people of Dundalk as he works to place forgotten and rejected peoples into the center and raise up leaders from the margins. Atticus graduated a Distinguished Scholar from the University of Texas at Austin in English and Philosophy and holds an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MDiv from Union Theological Seminary. He is currently in candidacy in the ELCA (Delaware-Maryland Synod) and a student at United Lutheran Seminary. Atticus lives in Charles Village and is engaged to his fiancee, Emily Scott, a Luthern pastor. He loves taking walks with his dog Minotaur, going for hikes, and discovering swimming holes.