Rev. Wally Arp
After graduating from the University of Iowa, I attended Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. My wife, Lois, serves in the public schools as a high school mathematics teacher. We have four children and seven grandchildren. I came to St. Luke's in 1998, having served a congregation in Iowa for 10 years. In addition to being Senior Pastor, my main areas of responsibility include oversight of the Board for Stewardship, Board of Trustees, and School Board. Believe it or not? I am a life-long believer in Jesus Christ but actively resisted ever becoming a pastor, or at least a stereotypical pastor.
Rev. Brian Roberts
Born in El Paso, TX, I grew up next door to the 'original' Disney resort, Disneyland, in the city of Anaheim, CA. After attending Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, I was called to Good Shepherd Lutheran in the Garden State of New Jersey. My wife, Ruth, works as a preschool teacher at St. Luke's. We have four wonderful children. My main area of responsibility is Director of Outreach and Human Care ministries. This includes oversight of the Board for Evangelism and the Board for Human Care. Believe it or not? I met my 'Jersey Girl' wife while serving in Randolph, NJ.
Rev. John Elliott
Growing up, my father worked for IBM, the “I’ve Been Moved” company, so we moved every time he was promoted. I was born in Ohio, but I grew up in Minnesota, New York, Colorado, Florida, and three different cities in Ohio. I graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. My wife, Gayle, is a homemaker and a maker of art quilts. We have two grown sons, Kyle and Patrick. My main area of responsibility is caring for the residents and staff at the Lutheran Haven. Believe it or not? I served in the US Navy and met my wife at a Lutheran church just down the road from the Little Creek Naval Base in Virginia Beach, VA.
Rev. Tige Culbertson
In 1999, I had the joy of serving St. Luke's as a Vicar. 20 years later in 2019, I accepted the call to return and serve this amazing family once again! In between, I have served in Idaho, Texas, and Michigan. In 2006, my wife Sara and I adopted our beautiful daughter Faith. I am currently finishing my Doctoral work in Transformational Leadership, and I have a passion to lead people to experience the transformative power of Jesus to redeem, heal, and change lives. As I serve, I strive to be transparent, relational, and relevant. Additionally, I love cooking (and eating), watching movies with my family, and soaking in the Florida sun!