Our Pastor

Pastor David Tatgenhorst


Pastor David has been lead pastor of St. Luke since July 1996. He is married to Catherine McCoubrey, a school psychologist. They have a son, Elijah.

Pastor David graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1986 with academic honors. Before coming to St. Luke, David served churches in South Philadelphia and then in West Philadelphia, where he and Catherine still live.

Previous to seminary, David worked as a community organizer in various neighborhoods in Philadelphia. He has a passion for building community, combating racism, and creating meaningful ritual and liturgy. 

Pastor David is on the board of POWER, People Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild, an interfaith coalition of congregations around the regions. He co-chairs POWER Main Line, of which St. Luke is a founding member. 

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Pastor Tatgenhorst with former St. Luke Deacon Joanne Miles