Chuck Boomhower- Interim Pastor

Pastor Chuck is a native of Troy, NY. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Midland University (an ELCA college), Fremont, NE and a Master of Divinity degree from Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (since merged to form Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH).  

He retired after 40 years of active Word and Sacrament Ministry in 2013.  In retirement he has served as a supply worship leader for various congregations in the Northwestern Ohio Synod. 

Pastor Chuck has been married to Rosemary for 48 years and they have 3 sons, 3 daughters-in-law and 4 granddaughters.  In their retirement Pastor Chuck and Rosemary love to spend time with family and to travel.  


Ryan Cordle- Synodically Authorized Minister

Ryan Cordle serves as an interim Synodically Authorized Minister at St. Luke’s. He is originally from Central Ohio, where he graduated from Ohio Christian University. He also received a Master of Arts in English and Writing from Western New Mexico University. Prior to moving to Lima in 2016, he served as an English teacher and basketball coach at a Christian boarding school in Eastern Kentucky. He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity degree through Luther Seminary.

Ryan has been married to Noel for thirteen years. Noel serves as an English teacher in Lima. They have three children, ages 8, 4, and 2. Ryan is an avid Ohio State sports fan and spends a lot of time listening to podcasts, reading, and being entertained by his children.

Sandy Miller - Organist

Is she a musician or a magician? It's sometimes hard to tell on Sunday mornings when the organ is singing more notes than a normal person has fingers. Sandy is truly a blessing that God has given us all!

Brian Reeves - Choir Director

With his hands raised the choir waits with bated breath. When his hands go down the voices begin, and at his direction they sing so well.

Robin Hefner - Secretary

Our faithful secretary serves as a welcoming face to all who enter our building, and a friendly voice to those who call. Working "behind the scenes," Robin keeps our records organized and prepares our bulletins for worship and our monthly newsletter.

Tyrone King - Grounds & Facilities

Tyrone cares for the day-to-day needs of our church: cleaning floors, setting up tables, lending an extra hand to carry in food.