Meet Our Staff
Interim Pastor - Rev. Emily Wasser
The Reverend Emily Wasser is currently serving as St Luke's Interim Pastor. She arrived at St. Luke's in September of 2022 but as been a part of the Central Florida Presbytery since 2015 where she currently serves on Presbytery Council.
Prior to her work at St. Luke's Emily served for 7 years at Winter Park Presbyterian Church as an Associate Pastor and at First Presbyterian Church in Copperas Cove where she was the Christian Education Director. Emily grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Religion with a concentration in Ministerial Studies from Montreat College in 2011 and her Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2014.
Emily currently lives in Winter Park, Florida and when she's not busy at St. Luke's she's likely ringing bells with Magic of Bronze, an Orlando based community handbell ensemble, or hanging out with her friends at Disney World acquiring more Beauty and the Beast merch that she probably doesn't need to decorate her office.
Director of Music - Sheila King
Sheila has joyfully served as the Director of Music at St. Luke's since July 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Michigan State University, Level Three and Master Class Orff Certifications from the University of South Florida and the University of Memphis, and Level I & II Certifications in World Music Drumming.
Sheila is a 44-year music educator, having taught in Michigan, Texas, Wyoming, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida. She most recently served as the music teacher at Apollo Elementary School in Titusville from 1981 through 2015. Under her leadership, Apollo Elementary School was designated by the Florida Department of Education to be a Music Demonstration School six times from 1996 - 2003. Sheila was named the 2004 Brevard County Teacher of the Year and the state FMEA 2005 Music Educator of the Year.
Sheila's daughter Sarah is a string specialist for the Davenport School of the Arts, son in law Lucas works for JJ Taylor, and she is the proud Grammy of Lily and Rebecca. Sheila shares her home with Sparkle the rescued wonder dog.