Before coming to Morningside, Pastor Luke served as an associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Flushing for 3 years. Prior to that, he served at the Church of Beauty in Rockville, Maryland for 9 years. During those years, he led and served bilingually in multiple college campus ministries, young adult ministry, education ministry, youth ministry and oversea missions. He received a Master of Divinity (’09) at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. He has been happily married to Eugene for 11 years, who is currently pursuing a degree in seminary. They have two children, Jedidiah (10) and Faith (5).
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Ray grew up in the suburbs of Illinois before moving to New York City for college and immediately finding his home. As his own youth pastor is the reason why he is a Christian today, Ray understands the value and the importance of youth ministry in a person’s life. Having graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, he is passionate about discipleship, evangelism, reconciliation and justice issues. His favorite color is orange, which has been described by his friends as both “easy to buy gifts for” and “difficult to find gifts for.”
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Sunday School Director
Alexa, not to be confused with the wildly popular household gadget, was born and raised in Long Island and has spent her entire adulthood living in New York City. Since 2010 she has been teaching high school English in New York City public schools and also teaches a graduate course at Hunter School for Education. Teaching is something she is passionate about both professionally and personally, thus, her return to Morningside UMC’s wonderful Sunday School program. When she’s not teaching, she can be found biking around or reading at La Colombe on W 4th.
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