Staff Directory

Each staff member of St. Luke’s loves God and His people.  They feel honored and privileged to work at St. Luke’s and with its surrounding community.

Michael J. Schmidt

Senior Pastor
(785) 539-2604

Rev. Michael J. Schmidt was born and raised in Southern California. He was installed as the Sr. Pastor at St. Luke’s on October 2, 2011. He and his wife, Kristina, have 4 children, and they enjoy spending time at church events and their children’s activities. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1989 from Cal Poly Pomona; a Master’s of Divinity in 1995 and a Master’s of Sacred Theology in 1996 from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis; and a Master’s of Science – Family Life in 2011 from Concordia University Nebraska. He served as the Associate Pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Fremont, CA, from 1996-2000, focusing on youth and evangelism; and he served as the sole Pastor at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church in Scottsdale, AZ, from 2000 to 2011.

Early Learning Center Director
785-539-2604 Extension 2

Gretchen Hartsook

Director of Music
(785) 410-1691

Gretchen has lived in Manhattan since 1994 and graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 double majoring in Music Education with a choral emphasis and piano as her major instrument and Elementary Education with a special education concentration area. In addition to working at St. Luke’s, she teaches general music at Lee Elementary School and teaches private piano lessons. She is married to Ian and they have a dog-child, Finnegan.

 Campus Missionary