The St. Luke’s Parish Pastoral Council serves in an advisory capacity to our Pastor, to utilize the many and varied gifts of the laity in service to the Church as it continues to carry out the mission of Christ. The role of our Parish Pastoral Council is, through ongoing pastoral planning, to maintain the integrity of the Parish mission and the goals and objectives related to it.
Chairperson: Ray Jarr
Ray serves as Altar Server Coordinator, 5th and 6th Grade Catechist, and Greeter at St. Luke the Evangelist and has been a member of the parish since 2005. Additionally, Ray served on the School Board for St. Francis Central Catholic School. His daughter is a college freshman in Boulder, Colorado, and his son is a junior at University High School. In his professional life, Ray is a contracts manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory for the past 35 years. Ray graduated from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA.
Mark serves as a 2nd grade catechist and has been a member of St. Luke the Evangelist parish since 2005. Mark’s wife, Mary, is also active in the parish and they are blessed with two sons, Andy and Zach. Mark is originally from Greensburg, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Mark’s work in chemistry brought him to Morgantown 16 years ago with Mylan Pharmaceuticals, where he is currently a Senior Manager of Quality Compliance. As he is an avid outdoorsman, Mark loves to share the beauty and wonder of God’s natural world with his family.
Margaret serves on the Stewardship committee and as the liaison to Parish Pastoral Council. She also serves on the Faith Relations Committee for Habitat for Humanity. Margaret and Doug, her husband and two adult children. They have been members of St. Luke’s for over 20 years. Sam her oldest son is a Medical student at WVU. Garrett her youngest son is a junior in the wildlife management and Fisheries department at WVU. Margaret works as a a sales representative and office manager for her husbands regional office of the Balfour company.
Rich has been a member of St. Luke’s Parish since moving to the area in 2008. He is Council representative to the Welcome Committee, coordinates the Parish Lectors, is Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Christian Help in Morgantown, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus. Rich is the Program Operations Manager for Northrop Grumman on the DoD Automated Biometrics Identification System Program in Fairmont, and was formerly the Program Manager for the NASA IV&V Program. He is a retired naval flight officer with 24 years of active duty service, and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School and Strayer University. Rich and his wife, Christine, have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Carolyn, originally from Sandusky, Ohio, moved to Bruceton Mills form Alaska 35 years ago. She attended St. Luke until Bruceton Mills got its Mission Church Mary, Help of Christians. There Carolyn was active as a catechist, lector, Extraordinary Minister, song leader, and Women’s Group officer from the founding to the closing of the mission. Carolyn retired this past summer after 45 years in education, retail sales, and banking. She is active in community service through Sarah’s Place, North Preston Food Pantry, and Food for Preston. Carolyn and her husband Darrold (Butch) have two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, and three grandchildren, William, Matthew, and Annabel.
Jenny has been a member of St. Luke’s Parish since her baptism. She attended St. Francis School and graduated from Morgantown High School. She graduated from WVU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies. She and her husband, Jeff, were married at St. Luke’s in 1997. They have two daughters, Emma and Helen. Jenny has been the Director at Fair Play Child Care since its opening in 2001. She also has a real estate license. Jenny is Parish Pastoral Council liaison for the Ministry of Care and Support.
Toni’s family moved to Morgantown from Fairmont and joined St Luke’s in August 1988. She is widowed and has a son who lives in Charleston WV with his wife and two children. She also has a daughter who lives in Fairmont with her husband and two children. Toni is a volunteer at Mon Gen Hospital and actively participates on a number of committees at St Luke’s.
John and his family have been members of St. Luke’s Parish since 2009. John is a lifelong resident of Monongalia County, a United States Navy veteran, a local business owner and the proud father of two daughters. John presently serves as the Council representative to the Liturgical Committee, as Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and on the Catholic Charities of West Virginia Advisory Board. Since his initiation into the Church, he has also assisted with the St. Luke’s RCIA Program. John and his wife, Margaret’s daughters, Catherine and Sofia, attend St. Francis Central Catholic School. John’s hobbies include playing and watching golf, reading and spending time with his children.