Fr Cornelius was born in Lagos, Nigeria to the family of Sir Cornelius and Lady Happiness Ejiogu. He began his training as a Josephite seminarian in 2002. After 10 years of formation, Fr. Cornelius was ordained in June 2013 alongside six other conferrers.
Dcn. Richard L. Walker Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Richard L. Walker Sr and Lillian T. Walker. He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate with the Class of 2008. His first assignment was to St. Thomas More Parish in Southeast Washington where he served for eight years. In October 2016; Cardinal Donald Wuerl appointed him as deacon to St. Luke Parish with his designated Ministry of Charity, the St. Luke Food Bank. He assists the pastor with day to day parish administration, parish organizations programs and projects.
Sister Anne Marie Schreiner is a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. Sister Anne Marie facilitates the Monday morning Prayer Group/Bible Study. Sister is available for Spiritual Direction, Prayer Ministry, and retreats.
I retired in 2003 from a private publishing company after 33 years of employment. I have worked at St. Luke since 2006 where I have served as secretary for Fr. Charles Moffatt, Fr. Joseph Begay, Fr. Joseph Del Vecchio and currently Fr. Cornelius Ejiogu. I really enjoy my job because of the beautiful priests that I have had the honor of serving. Not to mention all of the wonderful parishioners that I have had the opportunity to work for. Thank you.
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I retired from the DC Department of Corrections in 1999 after 19 years as a prison psychologist, Acting Deputy Warden, and Chief of the Reception Diagnostic Center. Prior to that, I had spent 18 years with the Department of Human Services where I worked with abused and neglected children in the foster care system. After retiring from government services, I spent an additional eleven years as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private agencies, continuing to work with neglected and abused children.
I have been at St. Luke’s Church since 1958, starting out in the CYO, and being a member of the choir and then gradually becoming a member of the CCD teaching staff. I was appointed DRE by Fr. Stephen Brett upon my completion of the EPS Program. I was Baptized and Confirmed here at St. Luke’s in 1958. I guess one might say children have been my life’s work.
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I was born in Washington D.C. in 1937. I attended D.C. Public Schools. I have been married to Beverly Russell for 58 years. I have been retired from the federal government after 32 years of employment. I have been attending St. Luke for 17 years. Motto: “BE PREPARED”