St. Luke's on the Hill is a community of faithful Christian worshipers in the Episcopal Church, with the goal of keeping time-honored values and practices; we acknowledge the impact society can have on our spiritual lives and rely on God's word, the Bible, for guidance.
We are a parish that proclaims Christ's redeeming love for humanity through our worship, prayer, and outreach. We strive to follow the teachings of Christ and recognize at all times that our words and actions can have a powerful impact on others. Our love of God manifests itself within our parish community, our neighborhoods, our cities, state and country, and our world missions.
We welcome ALL to our parish on the hill, encouraging individuals and families to join us for worship, fellowship and spiritual support.
A Florida native, Fr. Michael Todd and his family came to St. Luke's on the Hill in 2022. He believes in the transforming love of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the unity of the Church, and fanning into flame God’s gifts in each person for the work of their ministry, no matter their vocation. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Fr. Michael has a heart for serving others and blessing the community. He and his family are excited to be in Mechanicville and to get to know the people and region with all its beauty and culture.
Fr. Michael has his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida (go Bulls!) and went to seminary - completing his Masters - at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA (go Bridgers!) Prior to St. Luke's on the Hill, Fr. Michael served the church and the communities of St. Paul's (Yuma, AZ) and Church of the Holy Spirit (Osprey, FL).
He is married to his best friend Nicolle, and together, they have two precious kids, Tobias (3) and Eliana (21 months).
Deacon Lynne has a missionary heart and commitment to comforting and serving those who are at home and abroad. This is illustrated in in making pastoral calls to those who are home bound, in the hospital or nursing home, as well as facilitating grief support groups. She has been on missions to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Madagascar.
Lynne has served as a deacon in the diocese for over 30 years. She had also served as the Social Work Supervisor at Hospice of Saratoga Springs for nearly 20 years.
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The Vestry is a committee of elected individuals who meet monthly to discuss the administration of the parish in conjunction with the clergy. As parish leaders they work to engage and energize the parish and provide a vision for the future. They also are managers, assisting in the planning, organizing, staffing and monitoring of parish resources. A Senior Warden and Junior Warden are elected to serve as officers of the church organization. The Vestry meets the third Tuesday of the month.
Sr. Warden: Heidi Travis, Jr. Warden: Chip Gifford
Pat Greenhall, Tara Morelli, Sharon King, Clark Curtis, Priscilla Callahan, Alison Crocker, Renee Varone
Kimberly Denis, Parish Administrator.
Joe Morelli, Treasurer
Clark Curtis & Sharron King, Assistant Treasurers.
Tara Morelli, Director of Children's Ministries.
We are currently seeking a Youth Director.
Liz Day, organist and choir director.
Pat Greenhall, keyboardist.
We have various women leaders serving in the various Outreach ministries of the church.
Please go to our MINISTRIES tab for details.
Our men have a variety of gatherings each month that provide for good fellowship through Bible Study and work crews.
Our Great Room Addition completed in 2019.
40 McBride Road, Mechanicville
Our new building under construction
Building the old "Stone" Church
Years of growth and decline
A period of growth
The "Wooden" Church
1827-1835 - The Wooden Church
1835 to 1897 - A Period of Growth
1897 to 1898 - The Stone Church
1897 to 1999 - The Years of Growth & Decline
2000 to present - St. Luke’s on the Hill