Our Staff

Pastor Ruth A. Popkin 

Pastor Ruth joined the staff of St. Luke United Lutheran Church in April of 2018.  She grew up in Worcester, MA, and is a lifelong Lutheran.  Pastor Ruth is a 2009 graduate of Valparaiso University and 2013 graduate of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (now United Lutheran Seminary).  Pastor Ruth is married to Alex, and together they have a son and a cocker spaniel-chihuahua mix dog, Daisy. 

In her spare time, Pastor Ruth enjoys reading, scrapbooking, being a mom to David and Daisy, and supporting her alma mater. 

You can contact her at pastor@stlukeunitedlutheran.org 

Pastor's Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday from 10am until 4pm, on call for emergencies.






Katie Perham

Katie is the secretary for St. Luke United Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran. She was born & raised in Chesterton. She is now raising her own family there with her husband, Bob. Her three daughters are volleyball players and she enjoys helping coach the younger girls’ teams. In her free time, Katie enjoys exploring the National Parks, photography, cooking & reading.

Katie works out of Bethlehem Lutheran Church's office, but you can contact her for St. Luke United Lutheran Church business by calling 219.926.5596 or by emailing her at secretary@stlukeunitedlutheran.org.

Katie's hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 1pm.





Diana Richmond 

Diana is the organist at St. Luke United, and has been "on the bench" for many years. 

You may contact her by calling the church office. 

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