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Rev. Dr. Brooke Petersen, Pastor 235-5420

Pastor Brooke Petersen serves as St. Luke’s transitional pastor. Pastor Brooke is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology, and was the pastor of Irving Park Lutheran Church here in Chicago for six years. In 2017 she received a PhD in pastoral theology, personality and culture from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary with dissertation research focused on religious trauma as it applies to the experience of LGBTQ people in the church. Pastor Brooke additionally graduated with clinical qualifications as a licensed professional counselor. Her clinical work included placements at Access Community Health in Washington Park and the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy in the Loop where she worked with clients facing a variety of mental health issues. Currently, Pastor Brooke teaches as an adjunct faculty person at both McCormick Theological Seminary and LSTC, including classes focusing on Mental Illness and Pastoral Theology, Ritual through the Life Cycle, and advanced Pastoral Care. Pastor Brooke is married to Josh Brown, a high school teacher, and together they are raising Sam, their train-obsessed three year old, and expecting another baby in November.

Bev Jedynak, Cantor 350-5793

Bev Jedynak has been the primary musician at St. Luke's since 2012, and was named "Cantor" in 2016. She was previously minister of music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Chicago and before that spent 21 years as Cantor at Park View Lutheran Church – her home congregation.

The role of cantor is one well-suited to Bev – as “leader of the church’s song” she seeks to include everyone in the music making – whether the smallest toddler just starting to demonstrate rhythmic skills or the most advanced musician – all are welcome and invited to be a part of the church’s song.

In addition to staff duties at St. Luke’s Bev recently formed her own public relations/investor relations firm, Bevlyn Consulting, following decades of executive positions (the most recent being president) at a Chicago-based national PR/IR firm that recently dissolved.

Claire Schoepp, Administrative Assistant 235-5420

Claire Schoepp was consecrated as a Lutheran Deaconess in 2010 through the Lutheran Deaconess Association. As a Deaconess, Claire feels it is her vocation to lift up the call of all the baptized to service as their gifts allow. She current serves on the board of the Lutheran Deaconess Conference.

At St. Luke's, Claire uses her gift of organization in the role of Administrative Assistant in order to further the mission and ministry of St. Luke's. She sees her job as one that hopefully enables all those who use our space to do their best service.

Erin Coleman Branchaud, Pastoral Resident 235-5420

Erin Coleman Branchaud serves St. Luke's as Pastoral Resident for 2017-18. Erin comes to St. Luke's from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where she is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and seeking ordination to Ministry of Word and Sacrament.

Before coming to Chicago, Erin worked as a Young Adults in Global Mission volunteer in Argentina. Prior to that she lived in Nebraska, where she served in congregations, outdoor ministries, and campus ministries.

Erin brings to St. Luke's a deep sense of call to work for transformative economic justice. She is the Lead Organizer of Seminarians for Justice, a powerful organization of ecumenical seminarians who enact God's love by organizing for social justice in Chicago as part of The People's Lobby.


St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square
2837 W. Armitage Ave. • Chicago, IL 60647

Parking is free and plentiful on the streets immediately surrounding St. Luke’s. Look for parking along Armitage Ave, between California Ave and Humboldt Blvd; on Mozart St, just north of Armitage; or on Francisco Ave, just south of Armitage.


Please direct all letters, packages, and deliveries to this address:
St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Logan Square
2020 N California Ave
Suite 7 • Box 191
Chicago IL 60647